A comment by Serenity Woods reminded me about a blog post I have been meaning to write. She said that her husband always knows she is contemplating a new book when she takes her book of baby names off the book shelf. So how can you find inspiration for names? Here are ten suggestions:- 1. Baby… Continue reading 10 Ways to Name Your Characters
Just over a week ago I was feeling elated about having written 80,000 words of my current WIP. Now reality dawns. I need to get into this, for me, new arena called editing. With the school holidays underway and a very bouncy eight year old demanding amusement, my writing time will be limited for the… Continue reading Just When You Think You Have Finished!
On Saturday (9 July) I set off in great trepidation to drive to Caerleon in Wales for the RNA conference. It made me realise that I don’t drive far these days, but thanks to the satnav and Ellie Swoop keeping me awake we arrived safely. It was lovely to see people I knew, people I… Continue reading Toe in Water – RNA Conference
For those of you who have missed my many update posts on Twitter (@MSGray53) and Facebook, I finished my 80,000 word writing challenge yesterday. The aim was to write 80,000 words in 80 days and I finished early. Don’t worry this isn’t going to be a bragging post. I am pleased with myself, but I… Continue reading I Did It!
Last Friday evening (1 July 2011), I attended another book signing. This time it was at Waterstones in Worcester and was for Elizabeth Chadwick’s ‘Lady of the English’. Ellie Swoop accompanied me and it felt very strange walking through the deserted streets of Worcester after hours with all the shops shut and dark. We even… Continue reading Lady of the English – Elizabeth Chadwick
A lot of you will know that I am currently taking part in Sally Quillford’s 80k 80 day challenge and doing rather well. Today my total stands at 72,817 words with 18 days to go. It has been quite a roller coaster ride, but I have made myself write at least 1000 words a day.… Continue reading High on Emotion