Summary: Only two writing days this week, but a major milestone passed, as Artisan has now gone back to the publisher! Friday: I wrote reviews of the books I read on reading retreat during the week and helped Bear with his post about the trip. I also went through some more of Dave’s Artisan […]
Summary: I have a schedule now for completing Colours by my deadline. Two scenes per writing session. Every session so far, I have started by rewriting my schedule to see if I can give myself the excuse of not doing that day’s scenes. Then I have taken myself to task, knuckled down, and actually produced […]
Summary: Reasonably slow come-back after a break, but still good progress on both novels and a couple of other bits completed as well. Wednesday: Still finding my feet after last week’s total break on retreat. I brainstormed ideas for an upcoming flash competition and wrote a 100-word story for another upcoming submission. Thursday: […]
On Saturday May 11 2019, my winning entry for the Just Back travel writing competition was printed in the travel section of the Daily Telegraph.
I’ve talked a lot in various blog entries about finding brain space, not taking on too much and trying not to put myself under too much pressure with my writing. But last week, I had an entirely new experience of taking a complete break from everything. I went on a retreat at The Sharpham […]
Summary: A welcome proper break from writing this week, with no guilt and a lot of reflection. Looking forward to picking it all back up again in the week coming. Monday: I did some more Artisan edits based on feedback from my parents, then set off on retreat. Tuesday to Friday: The retreat […]
An article I wrote about How to Overcome The Fear of Submitting Your Fiction has appeared as a guest blog post on the wonderful Well-Storied. You can read it here.
Summary: I gave myself a deadline of the end of this week to complete my edits on Artisan and get to the end of Colours Part One – and I succeeded with both! I also managed a fair few other writing targets, not least of which was clearing my submissions list. Fly, my pretties, fly! […]