Great Britain and Ireland, Love & Writing, The Organised Writer

Springing into action!

Or, rather, sluggishly pouring myself another cup of tea and smiling at my daffodils. But it's March 1st, St David's Day, and surely it has to be spring by now, right? Spring always makes me want to do things. Not clean, obviously, but other things. Start new projects, undertake new activities, make something. In this… Continue reading Springing into action!

Great Britain and Ireland, Love & Writing, Reading Romance, The Organised Writer

Release Dates!

Just a quick update today, as I'm hard at work on edits/proposals/first drafts all at the same time today... It's half term, and I have to make the most of every moment I get to work this week! Still, I wanted to update the blog with the latest dates and details for my upcoming releases...… Continue reading Release Dates!

Love & Writing, Reading Romance, The Organised Writer

On A Roll…

Well, apparently the good news isn't over for this week! I'm delighted to report that I've just signed a new contract with Lyrical Press to publish the third book in my Love from Wales series - Summer of Love. This book was a bit of a beast to get from my head down onto paper,… Continue reading On A Roll…

Food for Thought, Love & Writing, Reading Romance, The Organised Writer

Birthdays and Book Contracts

So, it's been a bit of an exciting week, here at Pembroke Cottage. Firstly, and most importantly, the Daughter turned four, with all the pomp and ceremony you might expect. She'd spent weeks, possibly months, planning the details. She'd chosen the theme - Alice in Wonderland, of course - decided on the invitation design, discussed… Continue reading Birthdays and Book Contracts

Untitled, by Nicki Varkevisser
Love & Writing

A Late Start

January is never really the best month for fresh starts and new beginnings. It's too cold, for a start, and the Christmas/New Year hangover always lingers. Too much food, drink, expense. January just makes me want to hibernate. I didn't have a lot of choice this year, actually. First the daughter, and then I, got… Continue reading A Late Start

Starting school
Deep Thoughts, Love & Writing

Back to School and Behind Schedule

So, September crept up on me a bit this year, and two weeks into the new school year I already feel woefully behind. We'd thought we'd be in our new house by now but, as the daughter informed our new neighbours last week when they asked if we had a moving date yet, "We're waiting on the… Continue reading Back to School and Behind Schedule

Deep Thoughts, Love & Writing, The Organised Writer

On target!

Just checking in with a quick update - I finished the first draft of my new book this week, on time, and I still love it (which is rare at this point). It needs a good, thorough revision, of course, but the bones are down and I know I can work with them. Still a… Continue reading On target!

Love & Writing, The Organised Writer

An unexpectedly productive week!

This getting up early malarkey really seems to be working. Not that I'm particularly enjoying the jumping out of bed while still half asleep part, but with a cup of tea and a quiet house, I am getting an awful lot done. Line edits for An A to Z of Love are done and in… Continue reading An unexpectedly productive week!

Love & Writing

5 Things I Am Doing This Week Instead Of Writing

One Fielding annoying phone calls from estate agents. Even though our house isn't even on the market yet, they all seem to think that we should be spending all our time looking at prospective houses. Instead of say, writing. Or even: Two Getting the house ready to sell. Which, at the moment, means throwing stuff… Continue reading 5 Things I Am Doing This Week Instead Of Writing

Conwy, North Wales
Deep Thoughts, Food for Thought, Love & Writing

Bake 7, and a trip to Wales

The daughter and I have spent the last week at my parents' house in Wales, where things are a little manic at the moment. But in amongst all the crazy, I did manage to achieve a few things: Galley edits for Room for Love - all those last minute checks for typos and missing words. And… Continue reading Bake 7, and a trip to Wales