NaNoWriMo2020 Reflections

NaNoWriMo2020 Reflections

Yesterday, at about 10 past 5, I finally closed the lid of my laptop. I’d just finished my science fiction project for NaNoWriMo2020! I had actually ‘won’ by crossing the finish line with 50k much earlier in the day, but I was determined to also finish the project itself by the end of the day. Hence why this blog post which normally comes to you on a Monday is coming on a Tuesday – I just couldn’t face doing any more

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Lottie’s Locket Announcement

Lottie’s Locket Announcement

Hello all! It’s finally time for my Lottie’s Locket announcement! I’ve been looking forward to giving you a publication date for Lottie’s Locket, as well as showing you the final front cover design. Here it is! *Drum roll please…* Lottie’s Locket has the provisional publication date for the 26th November. Only 2 1/2 weeks’ time! Here is the gorgeous front cover that my wonderful publishers designed. I couldn’t be more delighted with the job the design team at Olympia did. 🙂

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NaNoWriMo 2020 is here!

NaNoWriMo 2020 is here!

NaNoWriMo is here! It’s that time again for National Writers Writing Month! Writers all over the world started adding words to their projects. The challenge is to write 1,667 words a day throughout November and therefore to have a 50k by the end of the month. We’re only in day 2 so if you’re interested in the challenge, you can find out more the NaNoWriMo website here. This will be my 3rd time participating! If you’ve been following my writing journey

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Welcome to my new website!

Welcome to my new website!

I’ve moved home! Welcome to my new website! A few weeks ago, I had no idea I would have to design a website from scratch. However, for a few months now I’ve been considering starting a newsletter, where I send a monthly email to subscribers a new way to communicate to readers about what I’m up to and spread the word a bit about my books. It’s a bit less ‘flash in the pan” than advertising on social media and a

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Lottie’s Locket Update

Lottie’s Locket Update

Hey everyone! Hope you’re all keeping safe and well. Today’s blog post contains an exciting update – just today I signed off on the final amendments for my MG (Middle Grade, meaning 9-12 year olds) Fantasy novel, Lottie’s Locket. I’m hoping it might come out in the next couple of months, but I’m just now waiting to hear from Olympia about a provisional publication date. Last week I signed off on the front cover, too – the picture on my left

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September- 2020 Goals Update

September- 2020 Goals Update

Hi everyone! Gosh, this year is flying by. I hope everyone and their families are safe with everything that’s been happening with the virus and the lockdown. I apologise that it has been such a long time since my last blog, but I thought it would be a good time to update you. Back in January, I set 4 goals for 2020: – Finish first round of edits for my third historical fiction novel – Finish 1st draft of my new

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May Update

May Update

It’s been a while since I last blogged, again! I think everything with the virus has made routines difficult, as I’m sure it has for all of us. I hope you are coping with lockdown okay and staying safe and well. It’s been very helpful for me to have the distraction of Camp NaNoWrimo. It’s the more flexible version of the main NaNoWriMo event that happens in November (with participants writing 1,667 words a day and aiming to have a 50K

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2020 Goal Update

2020 Goal Update

Hi everyone! Hope all of you are well and none of you have come down with the dreaded coronavirus. I thought it would be a good time to update you with my writing goals so far this year, especially now one of those goals has been met. Last Tuesday, I finally finished my first series of edits on my third historical fiction novel, following ‘The Boy from the Snow’ and ‘The Veiled Wolf’. I actually finished writing the first draft of

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Lottie’s Locket

Lottie’s Locket

This week I thought I’d give you a bit more detail about my novel Lottie’s Locket, especially since on Monday 20th I signed a contract with Olympia for them to publish it – rather exciting! Lottie’s Locket is a fantasy/murder mystery for a Middle Grade (MG) audience. MG, broadly speaking, is in between children’s fiction and Young Adult fiction (12-17). I think it will be on the upper end of MG, so my ideal audience would be 10-12 year olds. Here’s

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2020 Writing Goals

2020 Writing Goals

Happy New Year all! It’s just gone 10 am on this dreary January morning. Today is my first day back after the Christmas break. The fact it took ten minutes to start my laptop properly shows it’s been a while since I last wrote anything. It was lovely to have some time off after Christmas, but I can tell it might take me a bit to get back into the swing of things. Around this time of year people are making

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