Social Animal

This weekend, for the first in a long time, I went out with friends for drinks. Not a big deal, you might say, and you’re right, it’s not a big deal. But it’s something I do not nearly enough. Like many writers trying to get their first novel published, I tend to spend all my… Continue reading Social Animal


Beware the viper!

Have a little patience, croon Take That in my ear. Sorry guys, but I have a deep seated tendency towards impatience. This week I finished rewriting the last chapter of my novel, leaving only a couple of sections further back that I want to retouch before this draft is finished. My wonderfully overactive, obsessive and… Continue reading Beware the viper!


Questions, questions.

Since coming clean about this whole writing malarkey I have been asked many, many questions. I thought I would share a few of my favourites. So, when is your book getting published? Are you kidding me? I haven’t even got an agent, let alone a publisher yet. In my dreamiest of dreams it will be… Continue reading Questions, questions.


The End is Nigh

As of today I have 12,0000 words left of my current rewrite. It is at once hugely elating and absolutely terrifying. It’s taken five months to do, I’ve experienced more frustration, joy and satisfaction then I could have ever imagined and I am very proud of both the novel and myself. But I am still… Continue reading The End is Nigh


Spot The Simile

As you may be aware I am currently rewriting my novel (it’s nearly ready by the way, which terrifies me) and one of the things I have been trying to do is scale back on my use of metaphors, adjectives and similes. It is incredibly tempting to over describe things when writing and whilst this… Continue reading Spot The Simile