Weeknotes – S03E29 – Continuing Apace

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 […]

Weeknotes – S03E28 – The End is Nigh!

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 […]

What If It’s No Good?

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, […]

Weeknotes – S03E27 – Doing the Bare Minimum

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 […]