Okay -I admit that I go through periods of nail-biting tension, anxiously checking my emails and the post, to see if I've had a response from an agent. I don't literally bite my nails as I think it is a disgusting habit - but you catch my drift.The weekend offers some respite,although a tiny part of … Continue reading How to stop thinking about the agent issue.
My novel, a psychological thriller - Attic of the Mind - follows a twisting road of deceit, revenge and ultimately, resolution. In reality, I don't live in a dark world full of misery, suspense and a bubbling below the surface fear. My life is mainstream, with the usual ups and downs experienced by many.However, in … Continue reading Enjoying the darkness.
Hindsight is a marvellous phenomenon which we are all blessed with when it's too late.Last year, I sent Attic of the Mind out to a few agents, but without success except for one partial request.Six months later, I re-read the ms and discovered that it still wasn't polished to my liking. I had to remove … Continue reading The rush to find an agent.
We had friends over for a meal this weekend, and a little voice in me wanted to tell them that I'm writing my fourth novel, but a louder voice clamped down on that thought.All my friends are aware of my professional publications, although they are barely interested as we all work in different fields.The reason … Continue reading Do you say you are a writer?
Over the past few days, I've spent 8 hours each day polishing my ms. Snipping, cutting, amending, until I feel just about satisfied.This has been my baby since January and I feel a reluctance to let it go, even though the character from my next novel is already butting into my thoughts.In a bid to … Continue reading When to let the baby go?