June 3, 2020

The glorious weather has given us the chance to spend a lot of time outside. We are lucky enough to have a garden and I've been out there most of the time. I have pulled out the odd weed and even used the lawnmower.

Okay, I admit that a lot of the time I'm reclining on...

May 3, 2020

I haven't seen many people, only neighbours, during the lock down, but I have spoken to and messaged friends. The rage of emotions experienced by folks has been varied, but I think we are all unsettled in some way by present circumstances.

I have been afraid, bored, anx...

March 30, 2020

A month ago I would not have thought that I would be writing my blog while self isolating. Or that, with so much time on my hands, I would be struggling to write.

Like just about everyone, I'm a bit out of sorts. I have, mild, asthma and the stories of people struggling...

March 2, 2020

 After my paean to patience in my last blog, another P word is nudging its way into my consciousness. Patience is passive. It asks one to take some time. Count to ten. Move on with caution. Perseverance, however, is more demanding.

Facing pages of script which need to b...

February 2, 2020

My philosophy has always been "I want it all and I want it now". Especially in the early days of my writing, I would finish a story, tidy it up a bit, and then onto the next one. Not the best method of working.

I have recently gone back to a novel I wrote some time ago,...

January 5, 2020

 Happy New year, everyone. I haven't written a blog for a while, but I'm back with renewed enthusiasm. I am still writing most days, although I did have a break over Christmas, and my latest project is a novel entitled Eden's Tale. I'm not going to tell you too much ab...

August 26, 2019

I was contacted and asked whether I would like to join a group called the British and Irish writing community. Yes please, was my response. These lovely people share information and encouragement and will soon release the first issue of their on line magazine Bard of t...

July 11, 2019

 I have finally stopped tweaking my novel Mesmerised, yes I have settled on a title, and have taken a couple of weeks off of writing. We've had friends to stay and then it was my husband's birthday, so my focus has been elsewhere.

And then, from out of the blue, an idea...

June 12, 2019

After a couple of frantic months, which saw me on holiday, in hospital and then recovering, I am endeavouring to write again.

Most authors talk about the dreaded writers block, and that is where I am at the moment. There have been lots of reasons why I have stalled. Hav...

May 11, 2019

 I am fully recovered after my bout of pneumonia. I was a bit tired for a couple of weeks after my hospital stay, but I'm feeling fine now. 

My novel Just Des(s)erts has been out for a couple of months and my publishers Tree District Books are trying to arrange boo...

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