Obsessive much? #AtoZChallenge – Peculiar ‘Pen fellows’ – Quirks only a writer can understand

  Obsessive much?  For writers, the editing process is tricky business. Once the first draft is finished, the revision stage begins and by the time it's ready for another set of eyes, our own are crossed!  We go through it so many times we start to obsess over the little things, like comma placement. The more we deliberate, the … Continue reading Obsessive much? #AtoZChallenge – Peculiar ‘Pen fellows’ – Quirks only a writer can understand

Chop, Chop, (Choppity Chop) #AtoZChallenge – Peculiar ‘Pen fellows’ – Quirks only a writer can understand

  Chop, Chop, (Choppity Chop) For writers well traversed with the short story, a sweet novella, or an anthology or two, then keeping and sticking to a word limit should be a breeze *cough - yeah right – cough.* Seriously, though. Most writers will experience a time when their precious words face the chopping block. … Continue reading Chop, Chop, (Choppity Chop) #AtoZChallenge – Peculiar ‘Pen fellows’ – Quirks only a writer can understand

Not much of a progress report – ROW80

You may have noticed my absence on Wednesday, so I apologise I didn't have time to participate in either WIPpet Wednesday or ROW80. I've been preparing for the release of The Fifth Watcher, and juggling a busy workload, so this week has been chaotic to say the least! I almost didn't post today, because I … Continue reading Not much of a progress report – ROW80

Crazy Craft Sunday – ROW80 Update

It's short and sweet from me this week, and when I say sweet I mean sweet. I spent the weekend with my adorable nephew who is a little shining star...he is Z-man 🙂 Though I haven't done a great deal of writing, I have honoured the arts and spent most of the day creating, painting … Continue reading Crazy Craft Sunday – ROW80 Update

Last minute changes – WIPpet Wednesday/ROW80

As it's the first Wednesday of NaNoWriMo I was all set to share with you a snippet from my new project - a continuation of the scene I shared with you last week.  But Tyler will have to wait a while, because my mind is on other things. The short version is that The Fifth Watcher is … Continue reading Last minute changes – WIPpet Wednesday/ROW80

Thrills and Chills – ROW80 and NaNoWriMo

Darkness falls across the land. The midnight hour is close at hand. Creatures crawl in search of blood... Yes, I know I'm quoting the lyrics from Thriller, but I'm trying to set the scene. My daughters' persuaded me to go to a Scare Fest last Thursday, close to midnight no less *cue music*  "It's close to midnight..." Sorry, can't … Continue reading Thrills and Chills – ROW80 and NaNoWriMo

Chained to my desk…ROW80 update

Happy Sunday everyone 🙂 I've spent the last couple of days beta reading. Plus, I've almost finished the books I agreed to review in time for the upcoming tours on Writing Room 101 - so the spotlight section is on target! Before you get all excited about my progress though, I must point out I still haven't … Continue reading Chained to my desk…ROW80 update

All about that bass – ROW80 check in

I don't have a great deal to report in terms of progress. For those of you who read my mid-week check in, I took a break to help my daughter celebrate becoming a teenager! Yesterday, I took her to the coast (Blackpool Pleasure Beach). She decided at the last minute she wanted to take three friends. … Continue reading All about that bass – ROW80 check in

On taking a guilt-free break – WIPpet Wednesday and a ROW80 check-in

Welcome to another round of WIPpet Wednesday, a feature created by K. L. Schwengel. This week I’ve been editing The Fractured and, as I wrote a new section, I thought I would share with you. I kept the maths simple, and used fifteen paragraphs to align with the date. Maddison roamed the great halls, her … Continue reading On taking a guilt-free break – WIPpet Wednesday and a ROW80 check-in

Something new to share – WIPpet Wednesday

Before I get started, I want to thank S.L. Schwengel for giving us the opportunity to talk about our WIP’s every week, and build a support network. I want to start with a quick update on my ROW80 progress first – otherwise my snippet won’t make sense! Blogging: Writing Room 101 - I’ve prepared a … Continue reading Something new to share – WIPpet Wednesday