Things I have Learned From My Time Away From Writing

juggling life

You may have noticed that for the past year or so I haven’t been writing as much. In fact I decided to take a little break as I had started to fall out of love with the whole process (I know – shock, horror!!) I would like to report that I have since become a multi-millionairess…

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A Brave New World? Brexit and the Indie Author

The British people are now languishing in a kind of no man’s land after the in/pot referendum. Until Article 50 is submitted (that is, if it ever is), uncertainty is the order of the day. The result is that folks are now asking themselves what life is going to look like in a post-Brexit Britain.…

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A Quick Saturday Update on the First Medieval Guide Book

This Saturday I am sat here feeling a little bit smug and also a little excited. I am smug because I am way ahead in my schedule for my first draft of Crime and Punishment in Medieval England – an Easy Guidebook For Writers and Readers of Historical Fiction and excited because I have rediscovered enjoying…

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A Rather Enthused Update!

I’m feeling rather excited lately. Add to that inspired, clear-headed, motivated and… well, you get the picture. But why? After so long of muddling along with my writing and trying to juggle it with other ways of making money (and failing), I’ve seen the light at the end of the tunnel! Frustrated at doing so…

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A Cunning Plan, Baldrick!

So yesterday’s post told you how I had started feeling I was no longer a writer and, basically, going through a long dark night of the soul filled with social networking and the need to pop coloured bubbles. Now I shall tell you why it happened, and, more importantly, the conclusion. Why? Basically I fell…

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Moving My Goalposts

It’s been a tough old six months for my writing. I broke up with it. Then, unsure, I decided on a trial reconciliation, broke up again, stayed depressed on the sofa, became addicted to Facebook, games and morning TV and just generally bummed around feeling bad about myself. Writing had been a part of my…

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How Long Is a Piece of String?

Sounds like a question for quantum physics, doesn’t it? But I can assure you that I am wholly unqualified to talk about string theory or Schrödinger’s’ Cat, and I’m sure that you’re pretty relieved about that too! So what am I talking about? Novels. How long should it take to write one. I have lately…

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