On the road again: adventures in NaNoWriMo

I've been meaning to write this post for at least a week now, but life and more particularly events and book launches have got in the way. But now here I am, and having got my words for the day done, I have a bit of space to talk about NaNoWriMo. Or NaNoDicto, as it's become …

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Words complete!

The first draft of the first Maisie Frobisher book (now provisionally titled All At Sea) has marched to its conclusion! Literally, as I've been dictating it on walks. I had planned to finish the book today, but as it turned out the book had other ideas, and demanded to be finished on Friday. It drove …

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Adventures in knitting…new book progress!

A couple of blog posts ago I mentioned that I'd started a new book, and that I was dictating it (here is the blog if you missed it). Things are moving on apace. Most days I've been going out for a walk, with the chapter outline in my head and phone in hand. Usually I …

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A squirrel, a notebook, and a new series!

Some time ago I was in Paperchase, which had a sale on, and I bought myself a lovely notebook. Here it is. A4, hardback, with a magnetic closing flap, a ribbon, and an inside pocket for documents. I mean, I couldn't LEAVE it there. And it was only £4 in the sale. Like many writers, …

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Au revoir, trams: a commuting photo-journey

My commute is about to change. Metrolink are, apparently, going to do wonderful things to St Peter's Square tram stop. Unfortunately this means that they're closing it for eight weeks. I've spent quite a lot of time working out the best way to accomplish my work commute into Manchester. On paper it isn't far. However, …

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