I start a full-time job on Monday. I'm well aware that many people would see that as a success, and I'm even more aware that what I've accomplished since 2017 - six published novels - is also a big success. And yet. And yet, it hasn't been successful enough to keep my finances stable. In … Continue reading Defining ‘failure’
Yep, I've been busy. From being made redundant in May to turning in two drafted novels within a fortnight of each other in September PLUS a copy edit of another entire book, interspersed with a heatwave that was frankly rude, it's been a mad gallop through 2022. That said, all being well I should have … Continue reading What a Spring, Summer and start of Autumn that was…
There are times when having things like a strict moral code or professionalism is a hindrance. Take me, for example. I've been working for a small start up company for the last 7 months, slowly building up an audience etc etc, doing everything I can to make it a success while reminding the business owner, … Continue reading Me and my big mouth
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Scholar. Sorceress. Killer. Priest. Four people divided by their secrets and lies, bound together by horror, must unite their strengths to unpick a diabolical mystery to which they have but one incomprehensible clue – a single word: Mhurghast.
My husband and I met up with an old friend of his at the weekend. It was a really great couple of hours chewing the fat over a couple (or more) pints. The friend – let's call him Bill for sake of argument – always expressed an interest in my writing and, true to form, … Continue reading The right to write