Catch yourself on

I’m writing two books at the moment. Similar in context to ‘I’m seeing two men’, but you are much less likely to get in trouble for it. In fact you will be lauded, most likely. I’m a bit in love with book four. I still love book three too but the problems are starting –…

The Waiting Game

I am playing this game. The rules are simple: wait. Wait some more. Do nothing. Do not pass Go. Do not make phone calls. Do not check email obsessively. Set deadlines by which you will stop waiting and then watch them pass. That’s the game, but it’s harder than it sounds. I must have always…

Being kind to future me

I once watched an episode of ‘How I Met Your Mother’ where the characters decided to leave a sticky problem for ‘future us’ to solve. I think this applies to writing too. When you’re haring down the slalom of a first draft, it’s all too easy just to write FIGHT SCENE HERE or A GETS…