Saturday, 26 January 2013

Become a better writer ... while you clean?

Real life can peeve me.  Dishes need to be washed, carpets need vacuuming, the cat's fur-balls need cleaning up – there's always some chore that takes up time when I'd rather be reading, writing or dreaming.

Unfortunately, the fairies never show up to clean at my house.
But, podcasts make housework more interesting.
Image care of Design Crowd

Saturday, 19 January 2013

I'm Baaaack!

Yes I am!  Where have I been?  Stuck in Busyville I'm sad to say.  

As usual, the New Year has had an inspirational effect on me.  Let's see if I can make it last longer than six months this time ;) I haven't been entirely lax.  I have completed my first novel and novella.  They are both in the process of being workshopped.  The novella is an extended version of my old blogfic serial, 'The Viscount's Son'. I took it down from this site and decided to get serious about it.  I will be releasing it as a novella on the March 3rd, so put that in your diaries. Obviously, I will be revealing more about my first publication soon.  

In the meantime, you can get a little glimpse of what is to come by heading over to Dawn Pendleton's blog.  You'll see a little spiel there about me and my upcoming novella.  She's also listed some other indie authors who are definitely worth a look. 

That's it for this first 'return' post.  It's a good feeling to dust off the old blog and get stuck into building my writing profile again.  I could have waffled on about why I dropped my bundle in July, but I think you probably know why.  It's not all that interesting, really.  Life just has a way of taking over. 

Anyone still out there?