writing

13 Drafts?!

So you maaay have noticed I’ve been AWOL for the last two weeks? I’ve been working hard on my editorial notes these last few weeks. I’ve been tip-toeing towards finally having this manuscript ready to fly the nest and go on submission. I thought it would be interesting — hopefully? — […]


The Writer’s Cycle – The Bad Stuff

I was just lamenting my general “meh-ness” to my dearest husband over lunch. I told him that I felt stuck in my writing progress, that I didn’t seem to be getting any better, even though it’s something I work at almost every day. He smiled a knowing smile and said, […]


WRITING MOTIVATION: want to be a writer?

You’ve written a manuscript. Well done. Seriously, you’ve already beat 90% of the competition. Unfortunately, you still have a long way to go. Here’s some writing motivation. A little pep-talk. (This is my experience from the UK, but it is mostly applicable to everyone. I recently saw a post on […]


My “How I got my literary agent” story

I used to read these stories all the time during my agent hunt. They used to inspire me and I’d even daydream about writing my own one day. Funny, then, that this has taken almost six months to write! Let’s start with some stats:


Tips for project hopping

Project hopping isn’t ideal, but at some point in your writing future you’re going to have to project-hop. I have become the reluctant master of this in the past year. Here are some tips to retain your sanity.