Someone pinch me…

…I must be dreaming. This can’t be happening to me, the girl, and then the woman, whose head was always somewhere different to her body. The girl who wrote stories from the moment she could pick up a pen, spent many years playing with characters that other people had invented and then, in the throes […]

Aiming for (Daily) Greatness

OK, I’ll admit it. I’m a sucker for a good notebook. I can’t walk past Paperchase without going in (and trying to contain the drool), and as for The Works…they have me at 20% off, every time. I’ve even managed to indoctrinate my two daughters into the Sisterhood of the Beautiful Notepad, and I’m pleased to […]

Heartaches and Heart breaks

Hearts break easily, don’t they? Especially when you’re a teenager. While writing my first novel, I made several references to being a teenager, and the exquisite pain-pleasure of being a teenager in love. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t writing from experience! Teen love is an intoxicating thing. I fell in love twice […]

No time for reflection, but will anyway…

Busy, busy busy. But learned things this week. In this new, active writing state, if I don’t write regularly, everything else suffers. Good diet and exercise make me feel better. Yoga makes me feel all stretchy and much more chilled. Ditto swimming. Work works better when all of the above are followed. Family and relationships […]