The long road to publication

I know, I know. It’s been ages since my last post. But that’s only because I’ve been working so hard on my book. I keep thinking, just another couple of weeks and I’ll be done! – but then another few days go by and I realise I’ve still got a long way to go. Right […]

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New Year and Resolutions

I’m not sure many people (apart from Stephen King) actually do much writing over the holiday period. Actually, I have no idea if that’s true, but I’m betting people who have kids on school holidays and extended families who live nearby probably don’t. My husband and I try to take our boys away for a […]

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Christmas Week!

Things are getting busy! This week we were looking after an extra two children leading up to Christmas Day, but I still managed to squeeze in some writing stuff. Schedule was as follows: Sunday (seeing as I didn’t cover that in my last post) 200+ pages of a new proof / edit. I had almost […]

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Two weeks before Christmas

These past few days have been interesting. It was the first week of the school holidays, so I’ve had to adapt to the change in schedule. Fortunately, I still had some time to myself when my boys were at vacation care and kindy, or visiting their grandmother. My writing schedule for this week was as […]

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The joy of blogging

I went to a writing workshop a couple of weeks ago that talked about what to do once you finished writing your book if you wanted to get traditionally published in Australia. I’d kind of already decided to self-publish my next book, so I only went along because one of my critique partners was disappointed she […]

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Nanowrimo 2015 Outcome

So! It’s the first of December and Nanowrimo finished yesterday. Did I reach 50,000 words? No. I did not. But… I did finish writing my novel AND I started a sequel, so overall I feel that the whole venture was a roaring success.

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How I’m Surviving Nanowrimo

I’m just over half-way through Nanowrimo, and so far I am loving it! I’ve managed to write almost every day, or have done more on either side of missed days to keep to my target. This year has felt easier than last year (which I finished but with a slightly stressful last few days), and […]

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Nanowrimo 2015

It’s November, which means it’s National Novel Writing Month! I have decided to use the time this year to finish my third novel. Last year was my first ever successful completion of the event, and it turned into Dismissed. I have high hopes for this year. The book I’m currently writing started off with the working title Perfume Therapy, […]

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On Writing

I’m not sure what I could say about this book that probably hasn’t already been said a million times. This is my all-time favourite book on writing. If I had to pick only one book about writing to recommend to people, this would be it. I have to admit, I haven’t read a lot of Stephen […]

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Imperfect Chemistry

This was exactly what I was in the mood for when I discovered it – a cute romantic comedy featuring likeable characters and an easy-to-follow plot. Lucy, the main character, is basically a female version of Sheldon from The Big Bang Theory, except I pictured her to look and sound like Amy Farrah Fowler. Lucy […]

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