Tuesday, 15 May, 2019 Today is book launch day for A House With No Angels! Chuck Gallery, Plymouth Grove, Manchester 6:30 – 10:00 pm An evening of everything that is good in life – music, food, wine, literature and dance.
http://www.movingworlds.net/volumes/12/asylum-accounts/ I have a short story published in this journal. But don’t just buy it for that! It’s an amazing journal with a mixture of papers and creative output.
Well, I did. Back on 5 August. It was an awesome feeling. Just before I became depressed. It was the strangest feeling. I should have been doing cartwheels. And I think somewhere inside I was. But I certainly am now. It’s viva time. Very soon.
Been so busy the last few weeks with work, I’ve been meeting myself coming backwards! But…I’ve also been writing, though I don’t know when – perhaps in my sleep. Not only writing but completed my thesis too. It feels like forever since I started my PhD, but now it’s all done except for dotting andContinue reading “PhD Free – almost…”
I’ve tried to update my blog today, and it’s driven me crazy. Couldn’t work out how to put individual posts onto pages, so have made categories too. Couldn’t tag on pages either, so that was a bit rubbish. I’m sure it’s just me not knowing what I’m doing, but I think this all works now.Continue reading “Updating…”
The opening chapters in my novel and an introduction to the characters. Synopsis Ade arrived in Manchester when she was 17, in 1945 with James, who she had met in her father’s compound in Nigeria. James was the white man who sometimes drove her father to his work with the foreign office. Ade was aContinue reading “A House with No Angels”
So today I completed re-drafting my novel. So tonight I am drinking a large glass of red wine! My head won’t leave the novel alone, I don’t feel ecstatic, I feel anxious. As though I’ve neglected a dependent. I am so tempted to go back and have another look, because I know something somewhere doesn’tContinue reading “Finished!”
I’ve been really busy with work, but spent yesterday and today on my novel and am almost there. I’ve worked through the most difficult parts and am on the home run. It’s really interesting finding bits that don’t match up and having to tweak them, so time is a good example. I will write theContinue reading “Nearly there”
So I just spent 4 days being a real life writer. And it was great. I haven’t got through as much as I wanted but my novel has grown by 10,000 words, which hopefully is a good thing. Of course they could be 10,000 rubbish words which wouldn’t be good, and I won’t know untilContinue reading “Editing 2”
I’m editing – again. And it’s taking a long time. And I almost feel as though it isn’t writing. But of course it is. And it’s probably the most important aspect. So, then, why do I find it so hard to concentrate? I think that getting an idea down on paper (or screen) is theContinue reading “Editing v writing”