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A Little Progress

Today it finally felt as if progress was being made on several fronts. The final short list of short stories for the anthology I’m editing has now been made and the lucky authors notified, I’ve managed to get some work on Twisted Sister done, and I’ve even managed to spend…

What’s In A Name?

So, National Novel Writing Month kicked off yesterday, and it has to be said it was perhaps not the best of starts. As it happens, November 1st is the anniversary of my Nanny’s death, and so I was with the family for almost the whole day. 8pm rolled around and…

Plotting …

  In my last post I was talking about planning for NaNoWriMo. As far as my own plan goes, here are the headings I’ve got scribbled down to help me piece together my thoughts for Twisted Sister. Title You don’t actually need to have a title at the start, but…

To Write A Novel

I’ve been pleasantly surprised since my last post by the number of people getting in touch with me about NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) and saying they’d love to write a novel ‘at some point’. I’ve said the same thing in response to every message: Stop procrastinating and write it…

Twisted Sister

Autumn and Winter are simultaneously my favourite seasons, and the worst times of the year for me. In terms of mood, I always hit a low by the end of October, and I don’t usually manage to drag myself out of it until spring comes around. Fortunately for me however,…