A New Beginning (Excerpt)

After an agonisingly slow, one-step-forward-two-step-back start to editing, Peeling Layers (working title of Lizzy & Michael I) is, at last, progressing. It’s a long way from finished. At the time of writing this post, I was editing page 28. But, like a...

Plans for 2015

New Year. Time to make new resolutions, or rehash the old ones you never got around to do. A chance to fill up the calendar/diaries, planning for a year that’s better than the last. Overall, my plan this year is quite simple; to achieve that state of zen between work,...

2014: The Year In Review

As the clock struck midnight to end 2014, the words of Claire Morgan from the 2011 movie New Year’s Eve kept echoing in my mind. “… to stop, and reflect on the year that has gone by, to remember both our triumphs and our missteps, our promises made and broken, the...

Brain ‘Exercise’

Sometimes, no matter how hard I tried to focus on writing the sections to ‘fill the gap’ in my current, various WIPs, my thoughts went off on a tangent. And over the years, I’ve learnt to give in to the voices inside my head and write them down...

Day Off = Productive Writing Time….. Right?

When I was working full-time, I used to squeeze in some writing whenever I could. In the spare 10 minutes I had before having to back the car out of the garage, ready to go to work. In-between dinner preparations, waiting for the meat to brown or the sauce to thicken....