I’ve already covered the high points of the last year when it comes to writing (there were a few) so it’s only natural that I move on to…reading. At the start of 2017, I set myself the goal of reading 100 books, which I knew at the time was ridiculous, but hey, it was more wishful thinking than anything. I… Read More
This year, instead of writing one post looking back at the past 12 months, I thought I’d write a few, each focusing on a different thing that is important in my life. After having a difficult time 2016, things have changed for the better this year. Sure there have been plenty of challenges too, not to mention the every deteriorating… Read More
It’s not often that I write a tweet and decide to turn it into a blog post, but there’s a first time for everything. 3 reasons for book lovers to consider supporting an author’s crowdfunding campaign: 1. Every pledge means the world to the author. They get excited every time someone supports their book. 2. New and different voices have… Read More
I’ve wanted to visit Yorkshire Sculpture Park for a couple of years now, but hadn’t yet managed to make the trip down the M1. Last week I took a few days off work for my birthday and had planned to go to Berlin. Unfortunately, our flight was cancelled and we had to abandon the trip. That meant that I had… Read More
As I’ve been reading much less the last few months, thanks to a new job and the crowdfunding campaign for my own novel, I decided to combine my October and November roundups. In October, I reread two old favourites, before picking up two new books in November.
Okay, so that’s a slightly melodramatic title for a blog post, but it made you click so I’m going with it. It’s my birthday this week and in the usual tradition, husband and I had booked a few days away to celebrate. This time round we had planned to spend three nights in Berlin, exploring and generally having a nice… Read More
In September, we spent a weekend in Northumberland, staying in the town of Corbridge. From there, Hadrian’s Wall is just a short drive away. We decided to spend Saturday there, taking the dog for a hike. Starting at Housesteads Roman Fort, we hiked the route along the wall towards Sycamore Gap. If you’ve ever seen Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves,… Read More
Earlier this year I was stuck in the doldrums with my novel, knowing that it still needed some work, but not sure how to go about it. On Twitter I happened upon Writers HQ and discovered their online courses. I ended up taking two and well, now I’ve got a publishing contract! Writers HQ is run by Sarah Lewis-Hammond and… Read More