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Diary of a non-fiction book: week 4 – day 1

My first day back on the non-fiction book was yesterday. First of all I reviewed the list of storage material I’d compiled the last time I visited the company archives…

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Diary of a non-fiction book: week 3 – day 2

I don’t know. You wait all week for a blog post, and then three come along at once … I didn’t get much done on the non-fiction book last week…

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Diary of a non-fiction book: week 3 – day 1

Week three is still very much about research for me at the moment. I’m on chapter 3 of the research material and I’ve searched for and chosen my usual five…

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Diary of a non-fiction book: week 2 – day 2

Wednesday was a very long and tiring but certainly worthwhile day. I set off at about 8:45am and got to my parents’ in good time to drop the dog off…

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Diary of a non-fiction book: week 2 – day 1

I’ve not been taking additional days off. I’ve been doing normal work stuff. It still needs doing, even when I have a book to write. Today it was back to…

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Normal work continues

Friday disappeared into the ether and I think I may have faffed a little. I know I did some reading for the non-fiction book as well as some regular research…

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Diary of a non-fiction book: week 1 – day 4

Yesterday’s work session began with me updating the raw text version of this Diary of …that will be coming out after it’s all over. I added yesterday morning’s post, and formatted…

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Diary of a non-fiction book: week 1 – day 3

By Wednesday I started to get into the swing of things and was beginning to feel like a proper writer again, writing for a living and all that. I was…

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Diary of a non-fiction book: week 1 – day 2

Tuesday was a much better, more productive day. I finished my chores thirty minutes earlier than usual, so was able to do some catch-up work from Monday. The first thing…

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Diary of a non-fiction book: week 1 – day 1

The day didn’t get off to a great start. I’ve been fighting a cold and a “bit of a throat” for a couple of weeks and at the end of…

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Diary of a non-fiction book: week 1 – the story so far

A few weeks ago (on or around 12 June in fact, so it was longer ago than I thought), I was editing a book for lovely-already-boss and one chapter in…

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A week of ups and downs

It’s been a week of ups and downs this week, and a very busy one as a result. But there’s some good news in here too. Some very good news….

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I found my writing mojo

This time last week I was feeling a bit annoyed with myself. I’d not done any proper work for a few weeks. So I pulled up my socks and gave…

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July throwaways

At the start of the week I did my usual think/query/write submit and I chose three topics to write articles on and three topics to write short stories around. Here…

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Getting organised: Trello

Yesterday I realised I’d not done any writing in almost two weeks – not ANY writing at all … … well, I lied. I *did* actually write the structure for…

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Disgraceful!

My work output just lately has been absolutely atrocious. I just this second updated my word-count spreadsheet for July, and I had to spend some time first putting in a…

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Having a splurge

I seem to be having a mid-week writing splurge – and long may it last. I’ve been very busy editing a heavy book, but I finished it and sent the…

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Update

Once again I have been very busy and I’ve neglected both of my blogs. I’m waaaay behind on my 52 books in 52 weeks, but I *am* still reading them,…

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I’ve been busy …

Aside from being very busy publishing books (more on this later), I’ve also been messin’ with the website. I was in two minds whether or not to keep it as…

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Update

March has been a bit busy … apologies for going AWOL. Nothing has been wrong, all is well. I’ve just been really, really busy. The month began with the tail…

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When a new project begins

I’m so excited, I always am when I’m about to start a new project I’ve been mulling over in my head. The plan was to start the new project in…

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Ideas masterclass: January 2017

Okay, you asked for it, so here it is – the ideas masterclass for January. There are lots of places to find ideas and, this month, as with previous months,…

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Challenge: Write a novel in 7 days or 10 days

Recently, I discovered the books, the website and the writing methods of Dean Wesley Smith. He’s a very prolific writer who writes some of the Star Trek novels, Spider Man…

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Writer at Work- writing CATCH THE RAINBOW: characters

I’m currently typing CATCH THE RAINBOW onto Scrivener, the writing software I wish I’d discovered 30 years ago. I’m loving all of the gimmicks and gadgets that help to make the…

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Two books now available on Kindle

I’m delighted to announce that not one but TWO of my re-branded, re-packaged and re-published books are now available in the Kindle store on Amazon. This is one (or two!)…

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Back into the groove

You know when the schedule’s starting to work again when you get an extra 10 – 20 minutes in which to do whatever you want. Some people may re-jig their…

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Twee Tales – rebrand now available on Amazon!

I promised I’d let you know when Twee Tales was available outside of Lulu. Amazon were once again first off the blocks within only a few days. It’s available here for…

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Catch the Rainbow

Whilst editing Baggins Bottom Best Bits Book 3, I came across this post (now no longer available online). As it sums up exactly what Catch the Rainbow is all about, I’m going…

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Night Crawler: a Marcie Craig mystery – paperback now available on Amazon!

I promised I’d let you know when Night Crawler: a Marcie Craig mystery (the paperback) was available outside of Lulu. Amazon were once again first off the blocks within only a…

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Night Crawler: a Marcie Craig mystery – now available in PAPERBACK!

Well, I told you we’d been busy … I’m delighted to announce that  Night Crawler: a Marcie Craig mystery is now available in paperback – and it’s EARLY too, as I promised…

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Night Crawler: a Marcie Craig mystery – hardback now available everywhere!

I promised I’d let you know when Night Crawler: a Marcie Craig mystery (the hardback) was available outside of Lulu. Amazon were the first off the blocks within only a few…

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*RE*PUBLICATION DAY – Twee Tales

I expect you’ve been wondering where I’ve been and what I’ve been up to. But I can assure you that I’ve been quite busy … and so has the poet….

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*RE*PUBLICATION DAY – Night Crawler: a Marcie Craig mystery

We’re a few days late – the book was due out on Friday, but we had some cover issues – but here it is, finally. Night Crawler, republished and repackaged…