Like many others I took part in the Nanowrimo challenge last November. It was my first one, but I completed it on time at 52,000 words and boy was it an exhilarating feeling. I did hope that the 1000 word a day writing challenge would stick with me, but of course life got in the… Continue reading The Ups and Downs of a Writing Challenge
Month: May 2011
Characters Calling and Tip for Blog Comments
Welcome to new followers. If anyone is having difficulty posting on a blog, a temporary fix is to uncheck the ‘keep me signed in’ box when it asks you to log in. Tip thanks to Frances Garrood on Teresa Ashby’s blog. I have been taking part in Sally Quillford’s 80,000 words in 80 days challenge… Continue reading Characters Calling and Tip for Blog Comments
Romantic Novelist Protest Blog
I watched with interest the furore about the recent article from Claudia Connell at The Daily Mail. She stereotyped all romance writers as old ladies with blue rinses, twin-sets, pearls and support stockings. Kate Johnson aka Cat Marsters urged romance writers to post photos on Twitter, Facebook and our blogs! To begin with, I thought… Continue reading Romantic Novelist Protest Blog
Its official, I’m normal. Well at least my MRI scan says my brain is healthy and quite young for my age! Seriously, it was quite a relief as I had only gone to the doctors with ringing in my ears. They wanted to rule out anything abnormal, hence the scan, but it doesn’t stop your mind… Continue reading I’m Normal!
The Value of an Opinion
I debated about putting my alternative first paragraphs on my blog, but it has proved useful and not as scary as I first thought. There has been a record number of hits on my last post. Pity all of the viewers didn’t comment or follow my blog, but maybe they will if they come back… Continue reading The Value of an Opinion
Help please – Which book would you rather read?
As part of the ‘May – You Write Your Novel’ #mywyn 80,000 words in 80 day writing challenge, I am re-writing and finishing a novel I started for the M&B New Voices competition way back last September. I have re-written the opening paragraphs and my good friend Ellie Swoop is very clear about which version… Continue reading Help please – Which book would you rather read?