I’m grateful to…

In the big scheme of things, getting one book accepted by a publisher does not mean that I’ve arrived as an author. I’m fully aware of that. But it is a milestone worth celebrating and as part of that, I’d love to acknowledge some of the people who have helped me along the way. OneContinue reading “I’m grateful to…”

Cover Reveal … Finding Mia

I clearly remember meeting my Hayley for the first time. Labor took 4,5 hours (short compared to most), a few pushes and some tugging. Then they handed me this squishy bundle of wrinkled skin – pale, blueish and not too charmed at facing the big world. I was smitten. To me, there’d never been anythingContinue reading “Cover Reveal … Finding Mia”

I’ve waited 10 years for this email…

A decade ago, I started writing. I practised my signature thinking it wouldn’t be long till I found myself tucked between Peretti & Decker signing my books. Then I heard  Jesus clearly whisper, “You’re going to have to trust Me more than you ever have before.” NO! Surely not! My insides squirmed even as my heartContinue reading “I’ve waited 10 years for this email…”

2014: Syncing and Downloading

I’ve had this post regarding new years resolutions brewing for weeks now and I thought it would be best to get it out before January is over. Good plan, yes? Did you make any? How is that working out for you? I don’t do resolutions for the simple reason it’s like drawing a line in theContinue reading “2014: Syncing and Downloading”

Trust the Process (Why waiting is good for you)

Way back at the start of my writing journey, I naively thought it would take a month or two to sell my novel once I’d finished writing it (which I did mid-year 2005).  I scoffed at writers who only managed to sell the third or fourth book they’d penned thinking that would never be me.Continue reading “Trust the Process (Why waiting is good for you)”

265 in… 100 to go

My diary informs me that today is the 265th day of 2013. There are 100 days until another year bites the dust. Its enough to make my head split in half. I’ve been scarce here, I know. I do poke my nose in to check up on you every so often. Quietly, like a mouse.Continue reading “265 in… 100 to go”

There’s an elephant in the room

This past week I revisited the first three chapters of my first novel for the sake of querying just for fun. I’ve been around the block with this one, each time they were requested, those three chapters would dust themselves off and play ambassador for the chapters waiting in the wings, hoping for their turn.Continue reading “There’s an elephant in the room”

Walking on aeroplane wings and other preposterous ideas

So I’m in an aeroplane. We are thousands of feet above mother earth. I look out the window and read this little gem printed on the wing… ‘Do not walk outside this area’ Oh really? Why ever not? I’m so glad they put that out there, because you know – I was just about to head outContinue reading “Walking on aeroplane wings and other preposterous ideas”

New Beginnings…

Today’s post features a lovely fellow writer, Rebecca Emin – www.rebeccaemin.com. Rebecca Emin lives in Oxfordshire, with her husband and three small children. Her debut novel, ‘New Beginnings,’ is being published by Grimoire Books today. Isn’t that exciting? Rebecca has finished her second novel ‘When Dreams Come True’ which is also for older children.  Rebecca enjoys writingContinue reading “New Beginnings…”

Writing is a dangerous business.

Writing is a seriously dangerous business. Once it’s in your blood, you’ve had it. There is no escaping that irresistable urge. Take it a step further and you’re in even more trouble… Start thinking up a specific article, a story. Before you know it, your entire brain downs tools to get involved. Forget normal life –Continue reading “Writing is a dangerous business.”