No, not "I love you" but "I'm a writer". Ok, I cheated a bit there 🙂 But actually to say the words out loud that you're a writer can be just as scary and significant. When I started this blog almost a year ago, I kept it anonymous, I even had a cartoon profile pic… Continue reading 3 words
As you know for the past few days, I have been feeling a bit down and lacking in self confidence, convincing myself I won't be able to succeed with my writing. Over the last couple of days though, I have been feeling stronger and more confident and have gained some of my bounce back. I… Continue reading Crashing through a crisis of confidence
Searching for an agent to take on your manuscript and turn you into a published author is a bit like internet dating. You search online, try and find one that matches your tastes and who you might have something in common with then you submit your profile - a submission aiming to tempt said agent… Continue reading Attracting an agent
It's been a bit of a freak weekend over here weather. Hot sunshine in October?! Very weird indeed. Just when I was ready for boots, I had to get out my crops again. Despite the warmth, I managed to have a productive weekend writing wise. In fact, I got my book ready to send out… Continue reading 2nd time lucky?
I read the news that British TV presenter Tess Dahly (Strictly come Dancing) has been given a fiction book deal with a sigh. The trend for celeb fiction writing is growing and that seems to spell disaster for us wannabe writers. Publishers are stumping up big advances to pay for a name to write a… Continue reading I’m a celebrity so I write books
Danielle over at http://ahappypeach.wordpress.com/ made a comment on yesterday's post asking about the book I briefly mentioned I had written. I am going to oblige and use today's post to answer her. How and why I started writing I've always been interested in writing, stemming from my lifelong love of reading and my enjoyment of studying… Continue reading My writing story