Dueling expert syndrome

| June 4, 2010

Something I have learned and want to pass on to budding novelists: Once you’ve done your research and written the book, don’t ever, ever, go back for a second opinion. They won’t agree. Put two experts and a room and get three opinions (actually about five and a lively ongoing debate in my case).On the […]

Plants and flat sales and cats – oh my!

| May 11, 2010

Over Worked, Under Paid – Giclee PrintPatterson, Gary18 in. x 24 in.Buy at AllPosters.comFramed   Mounted (I couldn’t find one for busy, but this seemed appropriate)Part of yesterday was spent retrieving one moggie from a tree. It was her first time climbing one, and typically she got stuck. Even more typically, once the ladder was set up […]

It’s the waiting that’s a killer…

| March 26, 2010

Everything on my life right now seems to depend on waiting. To give you an idea, I am selling a flat and waiting to hear from potential buyers after viewing, waiting to hear interview results, and on top of that I have two novels currently sitting with publishers and agents. So as I checked my […]

Articles and More

| March 25, 2010

After real life got in the way yesterday, I’m now back to writing articles on Bukisa. Porting my old game reviews is taking longer than I thought – not least because my writing style and voice has changed over the years so instead of a direct port, I am re-writing them. Great for search engine […]

Frustrations of writing

| March 20, 2010

There’s an issue with novel #3.I have a complete manuscript.My writing group loved it.An editor said that he was having trouble editing it because he kept reading it. A fan club and regular article readers who liked the concept and signed up to be notified if it was published. I have a marketing plan, distribution […]