Summary: First draft of second novel(la) done! And major progress on a story I’ve been trying to write for about three years. So very happy with my writing this week. Wednesday: I met Hannah after work, cracked on with Colours and completed the final three scenes to get to the end of the first […]
Summary: Very much on the home stretch for the first draft of Colours. I’m looking forward to taking a break from huge projects and working on some smaller stuff for the rest of the year. Monday: I went into town early and ensconced myself at Picturehouse Central with the intention of getting back […]
Summary: The end is definitely in sight for the Colours first draft and I had lots of interesting and useful writing experiences this week. Tuesday: I met Kate at Highbury Fields and was interviewed for The Book Club Review podcast, then made my way to Canada Water and The Lodge Cafe to use the […]
My article about Debunking Writing Myths is included in Palm-Sized Press Vol. 1. You can get a copy here.
My friend Charlie, who co-runs the Six Month Novel Programme, has a mantra for the writers she helps. When writing a first draft, give yourself permission to be “gloriously craptastic”. The most important thing is to get the words down on the page. You can edit later. Because, if you get caught up in doubts, […]
Summary: Not a huge amount of time, energy or motivation this week, but still some progress. I think sending Artisan off to the publisher last weekend had a knock-on effect on my desire to work hard this week! Monday: I went to a Write For Your Life workshop, which was wonderful, as always. It […]