Not long ago, I finished my manuscript. I mean really finished – left it to sit, re-read it, tweaked it to perfection, and submitted it to a publisher. I was so finished, that after a brief interlude doing some procastinatingly dodgy DIY projects around the house, I finally progressed to the big and scary task… Continue reading When Is A Final Draft Final?
…now for the long wait while the overwhelmed publisher gets to me in the queue. Unless I’m the next JK of course. Anyway, back to being serious. I knew I was doing the last tidying of my MS for a real deadline, so I purposely (and painfully) stopped reading for a month – outside of… Continue reading I submitted my manuscript!!
For the last three weeks I haven’t cast eyes on my WIP. I know! Yet I call myself a writer! (It’s my bill-paying self’s fault. My job is technical and every year or so my skills need to be upgraded and re-assessed, so I’ve just spent three weeks away from home, studying and stressing.) But… Continue reading Separation Focus
Over the last six weeks I’ve been slipping behind on my personal deadlines. It’s nothing serious, I’ve only missed one or two writing targets. Or three. And I’ve had brilliant reasons: I wasn’t feeling great one day, and more than once I was suffering from night shift hangover. And I had a nasty head cold.… Continue reading 8½ Ways Not to Procrastinate
It’s been hard to design a new website while still trying to write, edit my work-in-progress, hold down a full time job, and live. Maybe if I cut down my social media time. Hmmmm. Anyway, here it is! Welcome to my new website, and let me know what you think!