The first draft of anything is shit.

This is something I have to constantly tell myself when writing. Why? Because I am a painfully slow, pedantic, crazed perfectionist who can sit and obsess over a single word for hours. I cannot write a paragraph without reading over it at least three times, only then can I move on and write the next […]

What you should know about dating a writer.

A writer is a complicated and emotional being. In fact, the reclusive lesser-spotted writer might even be a completely different species. Its natural habitat is most likely a messy, notebook infested, redundant -stationary overrun office. It mainly feeds on coffee, chocolate and other sugary treats it really shouldn’t eat.  Its appearance varies slightly (depending on mood) […]

No seriously, another blog award?

Right now you might be asking yourself 2 things; What award? 2.  And when is she going to stop using “No Seriously” in her titles? To answer your first question, I got nominated for a Liebster award by the wonderful https://itsnotjustawritingblog.wordpress.com/2016/04/21/liebster-award. To be honest, since I only started blogging a week ago, I had no […]

Why ideas are like rainbow bagels

This is just a short musing for the day as I contemplate some plot ideas for my next novel. I’m all for rainbows. I’m all for dousing your life in multi-colored mermaid hues and I’m all for crudely drawn images of unicorns vomiting rainbows. What I’m not okay with, though, are the new rainbow colored […]

I’ll never be as popular as a baby panda!

These days, being an author is about so much more than just writing an actual book. Our job description now also includes working tirelessly at building our online presence. But in trying to gather followers on all my various social media platforms, I’ve had to face up to some cold, hard facts. I will just […]

My CRAZY path to publishing.

The internet. The glorious thing that is the world wide web. That is how my journey to becoming a published author began. It is a journey that is very different to most people’s, it is a journey that many authors frown on too- I have since discovered to my dismay. They frown and raise eyebrows because I didn’t […]

Someone pass that woman a razor!

The 15th of March might have been an ordinary day for you. So ordinary in fact that you might not even have noticed the little sucker pass on by. But I noticed it.  Oh yes, I did. I noticed it because it was the day my 3rd book was due to my publisher. Perhaps some […]

No seriously, I’m an author!

Writer Had I known that telling people I’m an author came with the same barrage of predictable questions every single time, I might have had the foresight to arm myself with a recorded, automated response I could play every time someone asks… And what do you do? At this point I know I can look […]