So it’s almost November – which means National Novel Writing Month. I’ve done and won this seven times now. (No, I’m not obsessed…) If you’ve decided to sign up for the first time and take a crack at it, here’s some advice for you: Writing 1667 words in one day is not the hard part. […]Read more "Advice for NaNoWriMo newbies"
I know exactly when I first came up with the idea for Patient Z, the novel coming on 23rd of July, from Loose Id. It was on the 24th of September 2012. How can I be so precise? Because I mentioned it on my Live Journal. At that point it was just called “the zombie […]Read more "The short history of Patient Z"
It was Year Two in 2012, my second year as a published author and I was working hard on building my backlist. January was a good start to the year, and the backlist building, seeing my first ever print release – Liar’s Waltz became available in paperback. Meanwhile I was working hard on final edits […]Read more "Review of the Year"
(Originally published elsewhere. Now revised and updated.) NaNoWriMo is not about writing. What am I on about? National Novel Writing Month, a challenge to write a 50,000 word novel in a month, isn’t about writing? Aren’t the words “novel” and “writing” kind of a giveaway? Okay, let me explain what I’ve concluded, from doing NaNoWriMo […]Read more "Why NaNoWriMo is not about writing"
The seed of the idea was that I wanted to put a union man and a company in conflict – and in bed of course! That was in my list of bunnies. Back in September 2010 I had to decide what project to do for NaNoWriMo in November and I had three potentials to work […]Read more "Ganymede Tilt – its history and what does that title mean?"