A while back I decided that I would live in my truth. I say my truth because there can be many perspectives to each point of view. What this entailed for me was to be as honest as I could be in all situations. Rules set were: Need to know basis of information Don’t be... Continue Reading →
If it’s important you give everything to make sure it’s done!
Or die trying... I think this is one of the most valuable lessons there is. If it's important, it gets done for there are no other options that you can live with. If it's important, there is little space for excuses because you have to at least know you tried everything in your power. This... Continue Reading →
COMPETITION TIME! BE A CHARACTER in VAMPIRE EMILY SEQUEL!
Have you ever wanted to have a character based on you in a book? How cool would it be if you could be immortalised on page in the fantasy genre? I love Halloween and the month of October! The spooky season brings me lots of joy and with days left until Halloween I wanted to... Continue Reading →
Falling into old (writing) habits
The sequel of Vampire Emily is on hold as I want to publish by the end of the year, key self-care insight that I've gained during my time off. With the Vampire Emily trilogy, thanks to my developmental editor I had outlined the story so that I know the arcs of each chapter and book.... Continue Reading →
Vampire Emily- Reviews 3 months in (*Spoilers)
My book has now been on sale for three months. It seems longer than that, but perhaps it's because of all of the work that went into writing the book and creating something from scratch. Promoting it as well takes a lot of effort as I'm having to learn everything as I go, often doing... Continue Reading →
Perspective- the beauty and annoyance of Point Of View!
I initially wrote Vampire Emily in the first person point of view. It was more natural to me and a much easier style for a novice writer. You see, after my GCSE's I'd not studied English creatively or linguistically. I'd gone down the route of social sciences- psychology, sociology & philosophy. I carved out a... Continue Reading →
Jumping in the deep end!
A post about writing. The first time I saw a pool with people swimming in it, I thought “that looks fun” and jumped into the deep end. My dad had to dive in, fully clothed to rescue me because I didn’t know how to swim. Thanks dad! Once I learnt how to swim, it became... Continue Reading →
Editors- a love & hate relation
They're really important! I did it! I finished writing my book! I'm gonna publish it and all will be great! Mission accomplished and another target to cross off my bucket list! Or so I thought until I got feedback from people I didn't know. Initially it was beta readers who were on the whole very... Continue Reading →
3 Artists I’ve incorporated into my book
Who doesn't love art? I for one am in love with all forms of artistic expression, but I just wanted to give a shout out to three that made me want to include them in my writing. Flaming June 1895 The first is 'Flaming June' by Frederic Leighton. Two of my characters are named after... Continue Reading →