NaNo Bites the Dust and Other Seasonal Thoughts

I've come to the conclusion November is the wrong month for NaNoWriMo. I mean, I don't know about others, but I'm not so perfectly organized that I lose all Seasonal Anxiety long before Christmas. In fact, the opposite is true. Far back in the days when office work was my life and my family was …

Tales from the Roaring Water Bay #1

It's 15.45 and I'm gazing out over the cliff at the Roaring Water Bay. Why did the Irish call it that? I can't see any roaring water. In fact, the only roaring around here is the result of the gentle coastal breeze. The North Atlantic seems pretty peaceful from where I'm standing, in the doorway …

2013 – Week 32 and A Flying Puppy

Hello and welcome to newsletter #32. The reason I'm so happy today is this: (*whispering*) I've had two days off. Two! Consecutive! Two consecutive days off. Last time I did this was... Hmm... my memory doesn't go back that far. Still, I've finished a last read-through edit for an amazing novel. You'll love it! You …

2013 – Week 32 and What Would it Take?

Hello and welcome to newsletter #32. It's been a busy week... Finished round one of editing on two manuscripts - both epic fantasy - and I'm a couple of days away from finishing round two on the Christmas novel. Also done two short betas... well, one beta read and a manuscript evaluation-cum-pointing in the right …

2013 – Week 31 and a Must-Do Marketing Tick-List

Hello and welcome to newsletter number 31. Quick update for this week: Tomorrow I'll finish editing the first book of an amazing new series - and it will be a cracker, trust me! - and then I'll go back to the second round of the Christmas romance I was working on through July, plus a …