How my subconscious influences my writing

So far I have been receiving great feedback after my debut novel, Dear Brannagh, was released. In fact, so many who I least expected to enjoy it have phoned me with glowing reviews. Men and women of all ages have become gripped into the life of Mary Carter. This is everything that a writer asks… Continue reading How my subconscious influences my writing

My Publishing Journey: My book in my hands!!

Publishing is a strange process. It begins with hours of work, a never ending task of finishing the book. Sometimes it’s enjoyable, sometimes painful. Then editing begins and it honestly feels like that takes decades to complete. There are a lot of very quiet periods spent waiting on the next draft to come through, followed… Continue reading My Publishing Journey: My book in my hands!!

Some things I’ve learnt in the pandemic…

This year is so strange, isn’t it? When it all began I was so sure it’d be over by now. Instead, I’m chilling with my dog, listening to it all over the news and not allowed into my bedroom because my sister is working from home. This virtual existence is odd. A new job and… Continue reading Some things I’ve learnt in the pandemic…

Thoughts and feels

For the past two days I’ve been dragging myself along, frankly pissed off about how quickly the weekend went by. Did we even have one?! I frequently long for a week off, a long weekend or even just a day to get away from this madness…and then I watched the news. BIG mistake. It’s all… Continue reading Thoughts and feels

a lock down novel: 7

(a snippet of) Chapter 7, Mary Days have merged into weeks when I have felt permanently exhausted, entirely drained. I have felt fidgety as if I want to get outside and do things but the thought of physically acting upon that drives me crazier still, so I have mostly remained here in my room. The… Continue reading a lock down novel: 7

A LOCK DOWN NOVEL: 6

(a snippet of) Chapter 6, Erin Orange. The entire room had a glowing tint of orange and when we walked in, I hadn’t ever thought of orange as a particularly warming colour, but my mind was more focussed upon mum’s behaviour in a public setting so most of my attention was on that. Saying that… Continue reading A LOCK DOWN NOVEL: 6

Lock down – an update

Week 10, 11, 12? I don’t really know to be honest. This week I left the house for the first time since Boris announced we stayed home on March 23rd. It was stranger than I had imagined. I only left to get my MOT! Having waited patiently in an empty reception at the garage, nothing… Continue reading Lock down – an update

A LOCK DOWN NOVEL: 4

(a snippet of) Chapter 4 Erin Of course, I worried a little initially about the horror stories I had heard. The trolls, the glamorous accounts of false lives to make me feel awful about my own, the mass of uneducated opinions, the dangerously fast addiction and everything else in between, but I never thought much… Continue reading A LOCK DOWN NOVEL: 4

A LOCK DOWN NOVEL: 5

(a snippet of) Chapter 5 Jack In the bathroom I have a stool to stand on to brush my teeth properly and wash my face thoroughly. I needed it to reach the sink when I was younger, but now I have grown a bit and only use it so that I have that extra bit… Continue reading A LOCK DOWN NOVEL: 5

A LOCK DOWN NOVEL: 3

(a snippet of) Chapter 3, Mary I went to the park, to the café, to the pond and took in nature. I walked up the high street and looked into the windows of shops but didn’t buy anything. I passed many pubs but didn’t venture in and smelt the soothing smell of active cigarettes and… Continue reading A LOCK DOWN NOVEL: 3