My coffee’s decaf but I’m still a real writer

When I got pregnant for the first time, I had been a serious, obsessed writer for about seven years. I was able to foresee that the kind of three-hour writing session I was used to committing after work would be curtailed by the presence of a little person. I hadn’t realised that he would interfere with my writing while he was still in my body. … Continue reading My coffee’s decaf but I’m still a real writer

Old Writers Never Die, They Just Revert To Type

I made that up so I could discuss having ‘it’ and losing ‘it’. They always tell you to define your terms first but, that’s the thing with ‘it’, I’m not really sure what ‘it’ is. ‘It’ is the ability to write. ‘It’ is ethereal, wispy, indefinable. ‘It’ is what draws you in as a reader. ‘It’ intrigues and entrances so that the reader cannot think … Continue reading Old Writers Never Die, They Just Revert To Type

Forthcoming Stories

It’s been a pretty good week here in Mitchell-Jackson towers, with lots of my short stories being accepted for publication. Here is a little over-view, but I will be reminding you of each one closer to each date of publication. Just Milk and Unfounded Allegations will be appearing in Gravel Magazine. Skipping School is going to be included in the Framing Fridays eBook. Storm will be read by the amazing … Continue reading Forthcoming Stories

Is it cheating to have more than one project?

I have never been a full-time writer. I have always either been working outside of the house or, for the last two years, home-based, looking after my son. Even as a hobby-writer, I cheat. I have several projects on the go. Usually it’s one novel and then subsidiary projects like short stories and poems. What I like about this mix-up is that it gives me … Continue reading Is it cheating to have more than one project?

Laptop Love

I have named my laptop. As a person who names cars, I find this perfectly reasonable behaviour. To me, she is a friend; friends have names. My laptop is my refuge. On days when I don’t have the time to write I glance at her longingly as I do my chores. She represents hope, freedom and my secret life. It’s secret until I unleash parts … Continue reading Laptop Love

Siblinghood of the World Blogger Award

Siblinghood of the World Blogger Award? I was nominated by Tarquin Carlin to take part in this. The idea is that I answer 10 questions and pass the process on by asking 10 other bloggers 10 questions that I have to spend time thinking up. Tarquin’s answers to the questions he was posed can be seen on his wonderful site: Start by looking at … Continue reading Siblinghood of the World Blogger Award