#AcresOfInk Writing Challenge ~ Week 2: Question 2

Part of the 52 Week Writing Challenge. Click here to view all questions. Write a paragraph pitching your book and then distil it into no more than 3 sentences (basically, a blurb). Show both: First of all, let it be known that I despair K.F. Goodacre made this a Week 2 question for this writing challenge. Pitching a … Continue reading #AcresOfInk Writing Challenge ~ Week 2: Question 2

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#AcresOfInk Writing Challenge ~ Week 1: Question 1

Part of the 52 Week Writing Challenge. Click here to view all questions. Your inspiration/motivation for writing the book: I think I must have spoken about my main inspiration for The Mayor in previous blog posts, but I'll just repeat it here for the sake of not having to trawl through them all to find it! The … Continue reading #AcresOfInk Writing Challenge ~ Week 1: Question 1

Happy New Year! And a new Writerly Wednesdays Challenge…

Happy New Year, dearest followers! I hope you all had a wonderful festive season and are not too sad about having to go back to work this week. As briefly explained in my final Writerly Navel-Gazing post (click here), I'm partaking in a new writing quiz this year called 'The 52 Week Writing Challenge'. Starting … Continue reading Happy New Year! And a new Writerly Wednesdays Challenge…

2017: Year In Review

Last year when I did my annual review, I talked about how I felt as though I'd sleepwalked through the whole of 2016 (click here). I didn't write, didn't exercise, felt like I was sinking beneath a mountain of debt and like I'd never amount to anything. Amidst a pretty depressing backdrop of political upheaval, … Continue reading 2017: Year In Review

Writerly Navel-Gazing ~ Week 29: Questions 29 & 30

A belated Merry Christmas, to you all, Dear Followers! I hope you've had a simply marvellous time eating lots of tasty food, watching tat on the tele and revelling in all the wonderful gifts brought to you by Santa! I for one had a lovely time round my parents' house with my boyfriend and our dog … Continue reading Writerly Navel-Gazing ~ Week 29: Questions 29 & 30

Writerly Navel-Gazing ~ Week 28: Questions 24, 25, 26, 27 & 28

What week are we even on? Have I really not done one of these posts for a whole month?? Oh boy, have I got some catching up to do... Part of the 30 Week Writing Challenge. Click here to view all questions. 24. How willing are you to kill your characters if the plot so demands it? … Continue reading Writerly Navel-Gazing ~ Week 28: Questions 24, 25, 26, 27 & 28

‘Tis The Season to be Stressed Out, Fa La La La La, La La La, HALP

OK guys. Confession time. I'm not going to make my end of year deadline to complete a first draft of The Mayor. Here's the situation: In a previous post (see here), I explained how I still had 8 more chapters left to write, and was aiming to finish a chapter a week. Well, this plan … Continue reading ‘Tis The Season to be Stressed Out, Fa La La La La, La La La, HALP