Time For a Christmas Blog Break! #timeoffblogging #blogbreak

I have decided to take a break from blogging over Christmas. The reason for my sudden break announcement is partly Christmas related and partly because I have been blessed with a FAB new idea for a writing project. At a time of great stress in my personal life (husband made redundant a few weeks ago) […]

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My 2018 NaNoWriMo Journey #NaNoWriMo18 #Writer

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I have decided to record my 2018 NaNoWriMo journey in a blog post. November is National Novel Writing month (NaNoWriMo) and by signing up to the contest you agree to write 50,000 words in a month. So, here is what happened in a diary style format:

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When You Reach That Stage In NaNoWriMo Where You Have To Remind Yourself That Writers Are Superheroes! #NaNoWriMo #NaNoWriMo18

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There is a stage during NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) where desperation strikes, 28k words in my experience. Words dry up, your plot sags, characters won’t follow casting direction and the mere thought of your story makes you want to go hide under the bed. During this dark stage, all your old ways of finding some […]

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If I Had Started Writing Seriously When I Was Younger I Might Be Published Now, But Was The Younger Me Ready To Write a Book? #AmWriting #Writing

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I have been listening to a great writing podcast called Write or Die. It is perfect for writers, like me, who are deep in the querying trenches. If you are struggling with rejection and the journey to publication, listen to this. Podcast host and author, Claribel Ortega, focuses on the struggle and the suffering with […]

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The Strange Nudges & Signs From The Universe That Encourage You To Keep Writing 💕 #AmWriting #SundayBlogShare #Writing

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Sometimes we need a little encouragement to keep going, whilst working on a difficult draft. Writing a novel is not for the faint hearted, (especially romance novels). Support, confidence and hope can come from all sorts of places; family, friends, writer friends, Twitter friends, Facebook groups, writer craft books, podcasts, a neighbour and even the […]

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If We Were Having Coffee & Talking About Writing… #SundayBlogShare #AmWriting

Bit of a mixed bag this week, so I thought I would imagine us having a coffee and talking about writing. Obviously I would ask you how your writing is going first, before launching into a lengthy account (complete with hand actions, dramatic hair flicks and eye rolls) about how I am doing creatively. Here’s […]

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