It has been a while since I updated the blog. Forgive me, I’ve been working away like a maniac on The Novel. Re-writing, editing, tweaking not to mention planning out books two and three, and a dissertation for the next academic year. For so long now my writing desk has been organised chaos – notes, […]
How do I know I’m done with the book? That question is one that wouldn’t go away. Is it finished? Is it ready for eyes other than my bloodshot, caffeine reinforced vision? Should there be this? What if my second chapter doesn’t work? How about I muck around on the net more? (SpikedMcgrath.com has a […]
ProjectUKYA Have you heard of it? What do you mean “huh?” UK Authors writing YA books. From the Phil Earles via Kim Kurrans and the Patrick Ness’ of this world. More of the U (you know like humour and favourite) and less of the Z. (like when you realise that most of the books you read don’t […]
Christmas, that snippet of time when the mass majority of the world is busy being themselves, not focusing on work, not trying to be something they think they must be. Tools are downed, and merriment commences. That or the obligatory family feud, ruining the festivities like wine on the new carpet. We all have good […]
Trying to get the house in order, you know, organised. As trying to get the kids to organise their rooms is impossible, I decided to take my wrath out on my site. Visually things are still in flux, I’m terribly sorry if a signpost has you navigating the Ouse by mistake!