Tag Archives: am writing

The haitus

Work got in the way of life this week, hence no blogging.  The difficult thing was that  as work got more convoluted and the hours longer, I wanted so much to zone out and write. I even got as far as taking the trusty laptop to school and organising the assessments so the children wrote […]

Call Me Ishmael 5/1

The prompt for today’s piece of writing is to take the opening line of your favourite book and use it as a starting point for your own story. This is hard. I don’t have a favourite book… I don’t have a text I go back to and read. Though I do have books I read […]

Oct 22

October Holiday: 2

Yesterday we were not where I expected to be. But sometimes it’s necessary to make the best of a bad job. And the Haycock hotel is always good for recharging the creative batteries. This weekend proved no different I always knew I had multiple murders. After Midsomer, it’s de riguer. But after a day here, […]

Sep 23

My Favourite Weekend – the review

Open House London last weekend proved -as always- fuel for the imagination. We began by the river in Southwark at the old mortuary. Bodies dragged from the Thames came here to be dried out, assessed for infectious diseases, and autopsied. Mind racing for book 3 (yes I know book 2 isn’t finished) we headed to […]

Jul 15

Symington Byrd 2… an update

Byrd’s latest mystery is proving a bit of a bugger. (Excuse my French). The corpses are piling up nicely. The murderer has motive and opportunity. Everybody who was at Hamblebee Hall (court, house – I’ll make my mind up by the end of the book) on the night of the murder is lying, and their […]

Apr 17

Waving NOT Drowning

For the last few months, I’ve been drowning in a sea of not achieving. I am not going to call this the “Block” word. Because I don’t think, in my heart of heart it is. Let me explain. To me “block” means:  Day after day of a blank page Characters refusing to talk to you […]

The Taking Part

Some days it’s not the selling of books that counts, but the turning  up and people seeing the covers and asking questions. Well that’s what I have to tell myself. The Facebook page got more views. Someone asked me if I was on kindle, and took a card. I think I shall claim that as […]