No two books are the same (aka it’s your story)

no two books are the same

As I prepare to announce the publication date of my debut novel, I’ve been thinking a lot about the story. I heard an interview with an author the other day and something they said made perfect sense. The author said that once you have finished your book and it’s ready to go out in the … Read more

An indie publishing journey: Chapter 3

. This is the third chapter in an ongoing series following my indie publishing journey. You can read all posts by clicking here  When you approach something new, there’s always a steep learning curve. Whether it’s a new job, parenthood, or your first overseas travel adventure, and indie publishing is no different. In fact, I … Read more

My Top 10 Posts of 2018

I’ve been blogging for just on ten years. Starting out as a business blog, then a general ‘discover who I am’ blog, and for the last two or so years, a writing blog. When I first began blogging the landscape was less crowded and very supportive. Comments were everything. Nowadays, things have changed. The internet … Read more

Another draft down: What I learned

. It did it. This morning I typed The End on the second draft of my latest manuscript. There’s nothing like typing those two words. Their three letters hold so much more than weight than appears. The sense of achievement and accomplishment. The satisfaction and relief. The knowing that another step in the process is … Read more

One sure-fire way to increase your writing word count

. One of my goals is to be more productive and improve my writing word count each day. Heading down the indie publishing route, it’s particularly important. However, some days writing can feel like a chore. Not because you’re not reaching your writing word count, but just because you can’t get the words from your head … Read more

5 things writers can learn from great TV drama

.. We’re in a day and age where we have an abundance of television to watch. From commercial stations to Netflix, gone are the days of just watching ‘whatever is on’. But, what comes with an abundance of choice is the fact that we will no longer settle for a good TV show; it has … Read more

An Indie Publishing Journey. Chapter 1: The Beginning

. This is the first chapter in an ongoing series following my indie publishing journey.  …….. And so begins my indie publishing journey. Indie publishing or self-publishing is something that’s piqued my interest for a while now. In the beginning, it brought mixed feelings. On the one hand, I loved the idea of taking the … Read more

Writing Process: Going backwards to go forwards

. The writing process and writing life always surprises me. How can something so simple – something I’ve always been good at – be so difficult? I was one of those writers who stumbled into creativity. I didn’t dream of being a writer when I was child, in fact, it wasn’t ever a consideration. I … Read more