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Friday 12 April 2024: Late up!

Oh my goodness, what a late start we had on Thursday. We’d had a really rough night with the dog. He was all right in the end, but from 2am…

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Friday 23 February 2024: Things picking up again

It started to rain during the night on Wednesday. I remember waking up and registering it and then going straight back to sleep. Instead of lying there listening to it!…

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Wednesday 14 February 2024: Happy Valentine’s Day!

I like Valentine’s Day. I’ve always liked Valentine’s Day. And not because I’m a soppy old mush. (Just ask the poet!) But because it’s such a lovely, cheerful time of…

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Monday 12 February 2024: Budgeting to faff

I often notice myself disappearing down various rabbit holes. And these rabbit holes can be all shapes and sizes. Usually, they’re research holes. Often, they’re faffing holes, where I start…

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Friday 9 January 2024: Friday already?

Wow. Friday again. That came around quick… We both slept really well on Wednesday night resulting in us both getting up on time. I did get up with the poet…

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Wednesday 17 January 2024: I had to duck out!

I stayed at my desk until about 7pm, to make sure I didn’t miss the videos for the sci-fi mystery writing workshop, but they didn’t land. Tea was already well…

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Friday 5 January 2024: Running smoothly

Wednesday I didn’t get up on time on Wednesday thanks to the dog waking me up at 4:30am and me failing to get back to sleep until 10 minutes after…

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Monday 4 December 2023: New planning process

I had to step away from both the blog and the planning work on Thursday and get on with some work. The blog was nudging 2,000 words and getting far…

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Tuesday 28 November 2023: Onwards and upwards…

I had such good intentions yesterday. But as with the best laid plans, I think you know what’s coming next… The poet got off to a good start. He didn’t…

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Thursday 5 October 2023: “Have you written anything?”

Him: “Who’s the musician in the house?” Me: “That’s my husband.” Him: “What do you do?” Me: “I’m a writer.” Him: “Really? Have you written anything?” [beat] Me: “What do…

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Diary of a Tiger: w/c Fri 20 May

Chapter 20: Week commencing Friday 20 May Friday I really didn’t feel like doing any work on Thursday, especially after the writing marathon the previous day/night. But I still had…

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Diary of a Tiger: w/c Fri 29 April

Chapter 17: Week commencing Friday 29 April Friday I’m writing much of this week’s diary in retrospect and I can’t for the life of me remember what kept me so…

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Diary of a Tiger: w/c Fri 21 Jan

Chapter 4: Week commencing Friday 21 January Friday On Friday I had wall to wall ghostwriting booked in. I was busy doing other stuff as well, though, such as making…

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Diary of a Tiger

Welcome to the new instalment in the Diary of… series. The Diary of… series is a set of three books, each one set against a year in the life of…

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I’m going to be busy

I’ve had a busy couple of weeks, mostly doing one of two things: Planning Ghostwriting I break up for Christmas on 16 December. Before then I had 40,000 words to…

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NaNoWriMo 2021 Day 10

After struggling to get up for several days on the trot, I was finally at my desk by 10am yesterday, with all social media stuff done. I started the next…

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Writing rules

(Image created on Canva) Another thing I faffed at over the weekend was creating images on Canva to make wallpapers and Instagram posts. (You can follow me on Instagram too,…

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A packed schedule

(Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay) I ended up working at the weekend again. I’d like to say that once I knew the poet was going fishing, then I saved my work for…

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Pomodoro time again

Image by harshal07 from Pixabay It’s another long-un, folks. Either save it for later or go get that coffee now! Tuesday At precisely 8:26 on Tuesday morning, the cat jumped…

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At last! I published a paperback!

I’ve been sharing friend links to Facebook for the Night Crawler chapters on Medium religiously as I’ve been publishing them. But on Tuesday night, when I sent a friend link for…

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Twee Tales Twee now available! (and a bit of a rant …)

At the end of last week, I decided to gradually move all of my ebooks over to Amazon. However, before I could do that, I had to make sure that…

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Brain chaos

Image by ElisaRiva from Pixabay I’ve been a bit preoccupied this week. Not navel-gazing or anything like that. Just trying to sort everything in my head into some sort of…

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Publicity

I was having a bit of a rummage through NetGalley to see if there were any new reviews for The Life of Richard Cadbury. I couldn’t see any for that one,…

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National lockdown, again

Image by J Garget from Pixabay I didn’t have a great start to the new year. I was busy all day, yet I don’t appear to have got anything done….

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It’s beginning to look a lot like …

… Christmas! Friday turned out to be busier than I initially expected. I had to step away from the Canva and get on with some work, or I’d be doing…

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Faffing with covers

So after yesterday’s good intentions, I didn’t get any new writing done for The Beast Within. Once I’d done a load of routine stuff, my mind was still whirling with…

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Progress

Monday went by in a bit of a whirl. In case you didn’t notice, my book The Life of Richard Cadbury was finally published. There then followed a frenzy of marketing…

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Publishing short stories

Today’s faff, then, has been all about re-publishing standalone short e-stories. Once upon a time, I discovered CreateSpace, a wonderful self-publishing tool from Amazon. The best thing about it, for…

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Do you need a logo?

So I’ve been reading this series about making money from home (Make Money from Home series by Sally Miller), and I’m finding it very interesting and informative. I’m trying a…

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Camp NaNoWriMo – Day 4

We had a good weekend … apart from the dog not feeling very well. He has a bit of a garbage-mouth, so we’re not surprised when he gets the runs…

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And the winner is …

… Catch the Rainbow! I thought long and hard, I considered my current workload, and I decided that I don’t have the physical capacity at the moment to write something…

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Tuesday 12 November 2019 (list alert!)

I had a busy week last week removing most of my self-published books – ebooks and paperbacks – from Amazon KDP. I’m setting up a proper publishing schedule and re-releasing…

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Repackaged, rebranded and republished …

… and removed from Amazon KDP. Only the ebook is available at the moment – or it will be once it’s been through the process. The paperback will follow, and…