Finding (Head)Space to Write

I am always thinking about stories. This is a fundamental truth of my personality. You would think that this would mean that I spend a huge amount of my time writing, but the truth is – I don’t. I would, however, very much like to. The problem is that there is something else happening in […]

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Difficulties and Dreams

It’s now 11 weeks since I published Mundane Magic; we are coming to the end of the first three months of its existence out in the world. As I prepare to start the second draft of my next book, I have been reflecting on what success means and what to do now I am reaching […]

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Nanowrimo Five Step Plan

With Nanowrimo on the horizon and my fear of it growing with every passing moment, I have spent the past days devouring every prep and plan guide that I can get my hands on. With the help of some incredible resources from brilliant people, I’ve got a five-step plan for how I’m going to make […]

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Healthy Fear

I have a confession to make: I am afraid of Nanowrimo. This will be my 9th year competing, and hopefully my 7th time winning. I’ve done this a lot now. I’ve published one of the novels that has come out of it. My lifetime word count for Nanowrimo is 328,809. I have a lot of […]

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Writing Mental Health: Small Steps, Big Effects

When I was a child, I systematically read through the entire primarily school library. Then the entire high school library. In all of the books I read, I never really learned about mental health. I didn’t know what it was. I wasn’t told about the different forms, or about how debilitating they could be. I […]

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Choosing Self-Publishing

I’ve talked here on the blog about how I self-published, but I haven’t yet shared with you why I chose self-publishing. Because I didn’t always intend to self-publish Mundane Magic. For a start, when I began writing it, I didn’t really intend to publish at all. Once that changed, thanks to a conversation with the […]

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