Infixion – finally

Well, it’s gone, Infixion, sent off into the ether to my lovely agent. It’s taken eighteen months to write, when I’d planned for twelve. We did move house during that time, which played havoc with my writing time, but still, it seemed, at times, to be a never ending hard slog. Often, I wondered if…

Why I love Mondays

I love Mondays. I know that goes against the norm, as does loving a blank canvas, or a pristine white sheet of paper, or a new document, but I love them all. That’s because each one is full of potential, each is brimming with endless possibilities. It’s only when the day ends, or I finish…

Why I hate the term ‘Women’s Fiction’

I hate the term ‘Women’s Fiction’. What is it supposed to mean, I wonder? Are all women meant to like chick-lit and rom-coms? (I rarely do). Are we not meant to enjoy thrillers? (I often do). Is our taste in reading material somehow defined by our gender? I think not. Am I alone in resenting the…

Is twitter dangerous for writers?

I’m a fan of twitter. I only joined a few months ago, but am utterly addicted. It’s enabled me to ‘meet’ all kinds of fascinating people. I had never realised how many wonderful, intelligent, caring people there were. We don’t hear enough about them in the news, and it’s easy to forget. I’ve met other…

The way I write (anyone else do this?)

I’ve been very quiet on here of late. That’s because I’ve been concentrating on getting that final draft of Infixion done, so that all I have to do is read through, edit, polish. All, she says – ha! The first draft was relatively easy. I had a good idea of where it was going, what would happen…

Tempting readers

It’s all very well writing a novel, but how do you get your target readership to read it? This question has been going round in my head for weeks. It’s not enough to ask those you know to take a look, because they’ll feel obliged. Maybe it’s just me, but I automatically don’t want to do anything I feel…

Me waffling on about writing

Another day. Another month gone, and still no excited call from my lovely agent to say publishers are fighting over my novel. No call at all, in fact, excited or otherwise. So, no three-book, six-figure deals as yet. Never mind – new day, new start. On the plus side, it’s a writing day – almost exclusively…