Well, I’m not 100% sure where to start… ((Always best to start at the beginning, waffle a bit in the middle and finish at the end. Unless you’re writing a time-travel novel or a historical novel, but let’s not be picky!)) Yeah, thanks, Brackets, helpful! So, the last month has been beyond busy. If you… Continue reading After lockdown, adventures of an author and trying to make a living!
I’m extremely excited to finally share the news about one of my new ventures. A little back story if I may… So, back in the dreaded year which shall not be named, I embarked on a new venture. You don’t need to tell me about trying to set up a new business in a pandemic… Continue reading Creative Studios in Newark-on-Trent
Hi, I’ve been thinking a lot about CVs – mainly because I’ve had to update mine and is there anyone, anywhere, who likes updating a cv? Also, the job market is a bit dire to say the least. ((Well, who wants a 46-year-old, menopausal woman who writes about dragons, fantasy worlds, serial killers and creates… Continue reading Topping up my author batteries, finding inspiration and the mental health benefits of showing up!
Firstly, I’ve finally published my fantasy book. Hurrah! It’s been a long time coming, but I’m excited to have finally pressed that button. I wrote most of this book during NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) in 2019 and since then it’s been through the usual editing processes. The pandemic has influenced the publication date as… Continue reading I’ve published my book! The costs and road to publication…
Firstly, Happy New Year to everyone. Hope you’ve had a nice Christmas break whatever you’ve been doing. As you may know from previous blogs it’s been a tough year but I made a conscious decision to not stress and just enjoy the time. I somehow managed it and feel quite refreshed for a new year,… Continue reading This could be dangerous….
Well, what can I say, just when you think 2020 cannot get any tougher, it does. ((never mind, Peachy. Pull up your big girl pants and crack on, just be careful you don’t get a wedgie!)) I might have already gone past the wedgie stage, Brackets, I think I’m nearly at the mankini stage! Anyway,… Continue reading NaNoWriMo Winner and fantasy book news
Well, since last month there has been a lot of ups and downs – but then, that seems to be life for the vast majority of people during these difficult times. Also, how fast is time going? How is it November? I feel like I’m going to wake up one morning to discover I’ve reached… Continue reading Getting creative and adapting to life
So, it’s less than a month until NaNoWriMo or National Novel Writing Month. Have you signed up? Have you done it before? Want to buddy up for the month? ((okay calm down with the questions, Peachy you’re giving me a headache)) For those that haven’t done it before, I will include a link below so… Continue reading Preparing for NaNoWriMo
So, this month I’m delighted to share that I will have another book published! ((Show off)) Now, I cannot claim the full word count as this has been another collaborative project with my writing group. Last year we published a book, Burning Old School Ties. This new book has been written by a coven of… Continue reading Working together during lockdown
Hi everyone, Where did last month go! It’s been a blur of helping to organise the Newark Book Festival and finally finally, finally getting my travel book out there! ((You sound like an old broken record Peachy)) Oh I feel like one Brackets, especially when it comes to my travel book! My blog in April… Continue reading Publication day. Stick to your genre…
Be brave, one step at a time. You will make it to the top BE BRAVE! My steps to publishing... Write a novelEdit the novelCreate a coverUpload to the platform of your choiceTa Da – sit back and watch the reviews and the cash roll in… If only it was so simple! ((Life is never… Continue reading BE BRAVE. My steps to publishing…
Well we have been in lockdown for a while now and I don’t know about anyone else, but it took until mid-May for me to finally find my feet in the new world we find ourselves in. I still sometimes wonder what the hell happened. One-minute life was running along nicely, I’d had a few… Continue reading 2020 you started so well… a routine amid the chaos… taking back control
So, I have literally started this blog about one hundred, and thirty two thousand, eight hundred and forty two thousand million times ((come now, this is never going to be as good as that MP, and it has been done many times, so give it up!)) I wasn’t quite sure what to talk about this… Continue reading Finding motivation, challenging times, and working from home
Well, finally, after a lot of work... I’m excited to reveal my travel book...(How amazing is the cover? I love it!)187 Kilometres, turn left This book is about our bucket list road trip around New Zealand with a stop in Singapore and a week in Sydney. This was a trip I’ve always wanted to make, and… Continue reading Cover reveal… my New Zealand travel book is LIVE!
Because sometimes you have to take in the view... take a deep breath and relax... Lone working, a meeting of friends, rejections, holidays and fitting life in! The last month has been a bit of a rollercoaster ((here we go again… wait while I set up an orchestra of tiny violins)) The new year resolutions… Continue reading Lone working, meetings, rejections, holidays and fitting life in!
New Year Resolutions time again… Well, I’ve re-designed my WordPress blog to include a bit more information about what I’m doing and make it more website, than blog... now i actually have some content! Which is also why this blog is coming to you later than planned. ((As if anyone wants to know any more… Continue reading New Year. New Job. New Website… but still addicted to coffee…
This weeks blog is about not giving up on your dreams of being a writer....
I hope you are well and for those of you based in the UK, I don’t know about you, but I feel hope is starting to creep into the days ahead. The bright blue skies and sunshine over the past few days have really helped. This month’s blog is celebrating my 3-year WordPress anniversary! ((Happy… Continue reading 3-year anniversary of my writing blog/website.