Slow progress

| April 28, 2010

I’ve spent the morning trying to move books around, get shelves up, repot plants and tidy up – which means I have got nothing done this week on my novel.The problem is, I look round at what I have done and it isn’t as if I haven’t accomplished anything. I just haven’t accomplished what I […]

A new unicreature…

| April 23, 2010

I have to say, when I first got the newly released Silver and fully evolved it, I laughed. Some of you can guess why:Cute isn’t he? And his ground crew aren’t bad either

And more words

| April 22, 2010

So, while I wait for feedback on No 3, Novel #4 just reached 64,000 words. I’m trying to do 1,000 words a day. It may not sound like much but it’s now at the stage of going through writing linking sections, rearranging events, checking continuity and so on, to make a working first draft. I […]

Another rejection

| April 16, 2010

I have another rejection from an agency. This is a form rejection, so it isn’t worth trying to decypher hidden meanings about plot, characterisation etc. Meanwhile the full manuscript is still across in Canada, with the publisher, hopefully being read and enjoyed. What I really wish I had not read was that it can take […]

A manuscript request

| April 9, 2010

And finally we seem to have progress on the writing front!Yesterday I got a request for a full manuscript from the publisher looking at one of my novels. After a few moments of complete shock, I sat down to write back. This proved harder than I thought, since the instinctive response is to agree to […]

Hubpages – to write or not…?

| April 7, 2010

I used my old hubpages account at the weekend and set up my first live hub, about USB Cell batteries. This was very much a test to see how it would work.The good.It’s quick and easy to use – in some ways easier than Squidoo.The bad.It’s less flexible, with a smaller range of modules and […]

And progress is made slowly…

| April 6, 2010

Over Easter I got two more rejections – one at 1am Easter Sunday. Both were form rejections, so no useful information or advice unfortunately. On the other hand that is the last of the UK ones for that manuscript, so hopefully the genre’s not as dead overseas. I’ve had the book on the left recommended […]

And a happy easter to my readers…

| April 1, 2010

And that’s it really. The house sale is progressing slowly, as these things do. I’m still waiting on hearing about the manuscript, and the plants are growing fine. Although the problem with growing cauliflower on a window sill just became apparent – I had forgotten how big they get.I need a larger windowsill, and someone […]