At the beginning of the year it felt like I had loads of time. I set myself some tasks that were a little ambitious, especially if you consider the problems I have with words in the first place. I do have a bad case of the dyslexia... It even hit last night while I was… Continue reading Time.
The last story I wrote I found that I had written far more than I needed. The result was that I cut huge areas of the story and submitted it to the competition. It was turned down and they sent feedback. Some of the problems stemmed from the names I had given my characters (an… Continue reading Over-writing vs not
Yesterday Dad staggered into the kitchen after feeding the chickens and he was as white as a sheet, which, considering he is half Indian, was an achievement. "What's up?" I asked. "We just got new stock..." "Huh?" I was completely confused but he led us all outside, Mum, Me and my sister's kids, who we… Continue reading Well, that’s a surprise…
I'm bad at marketing... In fact, I'm probably the worst. I log onto author central at Amazon maybe a few times a year. I know... It's terrible. I ought to be pushing my books and writing more about them. Posting them on my blog and tweeting them. Only when other writers do it I find… Continue reading A Customer Review!
"It's going down to minus seven tonight," Dad says. "What?" I ask. I've just opened my laptop to start work on a monologue for a scriptwriting competition. "Minus seven," he repeats. "Damn!" I slam the laptop closed and jump to my feet. "What?" Dad asks. "The tomatoes!" Now in any other house that would be… Continue reading The Rescue…
Normally I research as I write. When a tricky subject comes up I hit the books and Google and find out what I can. Except that this slows up my writing. A lot. So this time I have started an experiment. I took two weeks out before I began the book, and I researched the… Continue reading Research or not to research
Most of the time I think that writing is a great thing to do. I love it, but I do fight the constant worry that it isn't a 'real' job. I mean, I don't get a regular wage and I don't have to work 9-5 every week. I should mention that my week can actually… Continue reading Writing – is it a job?
Today my male character (I haven't decided whether he is a protagonist or an antagonist) slipped into unconsciousness. I ought to mention that he has been stabbed in the stomach and left floating in the sea for about five hours before being picked up by the heroine. So, whilst getting himself a drink of water,… Continue reading Unconscious characters and Vegetable Patches
I try to notice what goes on the world. My life revolves around the computer but I must admit that I tend to be offline and writing. I only log on when I have finished my word count. Which is why I tend to blog late at night after working all day on the latest… Continue reading Worrying developements
The book I'm working on has two characters, one main heroine and the other is a male 'bit-part'. I'm not sure how long he will be hanging around but while he is around my character is chatting to him. Understandably she has, up to now, had an internal dialogue with herself. So how do I… Continue reading Dialogue and internal musings