Taking time

November 24, 2014 at 1:23 pm

Most of you know that I’m currently editing a new manuscript, one that recently gave me some grief with the possibility of a major plot hole. Fortunately, I seemed to have dodge that bullet, much to my relief! However, I’ve found it difficult to re-engage in my manuscript, especially to make the changes I need to make in order for it to be more plausible. Why? I’m not sure, exactly. Most of the changes I’ve had to make aren’t that big or difficult to do. However, it has still been hard to force my way back into that world. Perhaps […]

I hate research

November 17, 2014 at 1:19 pm

There’s a reason the majority of my trilogy was set in outer space. Why? I hate research. Which is not to say that I’m not the kind of person who doesn’t like to know information about something. Sometimes the information I store in my head is amazing. But that has to be about a topic of particular interest to me, like dogs and birds. When I’m not that interested in finding out about something the desire to research tends to be non-existent. It can be especially hard when writing a novel because sometimes I need to include something when I […]

Ups and Downs

November 10, 2014 at 12:01 pm

One of the strangest things about being an author is how quickly your opinion of your work can change. I’ve heard the same thing from other authors so I know I’m not alone in this and I’ve experienced it with every novel I’ve written so it doesn’t seem to be something I can learn not to do. What I’m talking about is that moment when I’m writing or reading over what I’ve written and I say to myself, ‘This sucks. Why am I even bothering to keep writing this crap?’ I had this experience while editing my latest manuscript, How […]

Website worries

November 3, 2014 at 4:13 pm

If you are reading this now, it means that my website is up and running and that hasn’t been a common thing of late! My website has been hacked three times in the last three weeks. In fact, during that time, it has been offline more than it has been on. It’s proved frustrating, especially for a not tech-savvy person like myself. Fortunately, my husband is pretty good at those kinds of things and he has been excellent at working out what to do to fix it. It’s a pain that we have to do it just because there are […]