Tuesday 24th January 2017 Today has been a car crash of a day. Interesting fact: I have an over-active immune system. The result of this is that I rarely get ill. Or at least, I never used to. In the last 8 weeks I’ve been ill more times than I have in the previous 10 [...]
Monday 23rd January 2017 Today was a scrappy day with the day job. I felt like I was putting fires out all day and never really accomplished anything. That extends to the writing as well. Between work and other commitments, there’s not been a lot of time for writing related work and I’ve had to [...]
Sunday 22nd January 2017 I wasted a lot of time today and although it was nobody’s fault it left me feeling a bit salty. After not getting home from boardgaming until 2am, the 7:30am alarm was a bit brutal. Whilst my mind can survive on 4 hours sleep, I’ve learned that my body needs at [...]
This is a very interesting time for my writing career. On one hand, it could be about to take a massive step forwards. My agent might come back and say we’re ready to take to market. Alternatively they might say there’s still some work to do. And going forward, even if we take the book [...]
As I reach the end of the year, I find myself in the envious position that nearly everything I set out to do this year has been done. I’m naturally feeling very pleased with myself, especially given how ambitious those targets were. I now get to spend December relaxing (i.e. getting bored) working out my [...]
In many ways this feels like an end of the year update, and in some ways it is. Let me explain. As regular visitors know, rather than make new year’s resolutions, I give each year a theme. The first year I did this was after being laid up with Leggeddon and so wanted a Year [...]
With May taken over with preparation and execution of my 2016 storm chase I've been remiss in letting everyone know about my latest Fantasy-Faction article. In it, I look at how you can use Scrivener to organise your research and notes. Be sure to check it out!
Just to let everyone know that my latest article for Fantasy-Faction went live at the end of last month covering the subject of outlining in Scrivener. Be sure to check it out!
For all those of you who are budding authors or short story writers, I've started the first in a series of articles I plan to write this year on using Scrivener. I think it's a great tool but I found that because it is so flexible it can be difficult to know how to get [...]
I’ll be honest… the writing 2016 is off to a slow start. Part of it is simply being busy on other things but a significant chunk is that after writing 600,000 words in 2015, my brain needs to recharge. […]