Monthly Archives: October 2011

The Dark Side: NaNoEdMo

Tomorrow is the start of National Novel-Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), a movement that started in the US and aims to get would-be novelists up and writing. The aim is to produce 50,000 words in the month – I think it works … Continue reading

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Review fear

….My first review has come. I couldn’t look at it for a long time, as I knew I’d be upset by a bad one, even though I also knew I had to face this at some point. Luckily it was … Continue reading

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Milestones in writing

  During the week a major milestone occurred – I held a copy of my own book in my hands. OK, it was a proof, but it looks like a book, and feels like a book, and on sniffing I … Continue reading

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I was a teenage do-gooder

Last week I was lucky enough to go to the Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards. It was a great night, not least because of the thrill of seeing authors up there with celebrities and film-stars. It reminded me that, despite all … Continue reading

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Second-book syndrome

I’ve been trying to blog for a while, and struggling to work out what it is I wanted to say. I’m still not sure what it was, or why I’m finding it hard. Perhaps as I get closer to publication, … Continue reading

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