Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Learning new things..

I always want to learn new things about writing..and factoring into my schedule days such as this one @NSWWC with my lovely friend & mentor Zena Shapter was such a great way to spend a Friday morning & so beneficial for my writing life..

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Friday, 12 September 2014

Time for a break..

A special anniversary..a little luxury..& in one of the most beautiful locations in the world..life is tough:)

Saturday, 23 August 2014

Oh my I'm..in..love...

Sometimes .. you find 'that' something that the moment your eyes engage it you are swept up into an inexplicable passionate euphoria of desire that rocks your world..have to say this is how I felt when I found this..
Think it would look extraordinarily beautiful in my green room..

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Why is my blog called The Green Room?

So someone asked me why the green room.. and I guess apart from my love of all things green I wanted to create something a little different..I do wonder @times if it's too green though..just a tad perhaps..

Friday, 25 July 2014

Fab YA reads..


I love it when you walk into a bookshop and see fab YA books you've read recently..and loved..on the shelves..these are some of my favs this year..

Saturday, 5 July 2014

It's done..

Manuscript back from copy edit this week..proof read..finally into publisher..
nervous wait now..

Sunday, 22 June 2014

The first in the series..

A chance meeting, a fresh tender young adult romance..in the most romantic city in the world..what's not too love!!

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Best book of the month..

I am currently reading Ellie Marneys 2nd book in the series Every Word. For lovers of YA crime the present day duo of Mycroft and Watts delivers again!!
A sexy fast paced nail biting read Every Word doesn't dissapoint and is in fact an
awesome got to get YA novel.

Monday, 26 May 2014

Writing challenge..'Believe in yourself'

Easier said than done..I'm thinking as I'm listening to a successful writer speak at her book launch..but what if no one else believes in me, reads my work, likes what I write..what then. No doubt after months of writing editing sweat tears and general hours of stress your novel gains some shape and is ready to move into the vast space of readerdom. But what if nobody reads it buys it likes it..
It is without doubt the head space that most writers get into once their book is published.. and while it is a possibility it's more probable that your book your brand will find its way into an audience that appreciates your effort likes your style is interested in what your book is about and will buy your work.. and your next book and your next book etc..as writers I think it is really important to believe in ourselves as the author said and to..

Friday, 23 May 2014

Published my first book this week and..

Thanks to my lovely friend and super fantastic mentor and author Zena Shapter..and for all the Josie's out there who find the courage to stand their ground..even at such a cost..

Friday, 16 May 2014

Editing..again..only this time..

my brilliant astonishing knows exactly how a YA book should read editor is working on it doing a final copy edit for me..surely some expertise is priceless..

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Finished!!

Surely there is nothing more satisfying for a writer than completing a manuscript..
43,000 words.. Happy girl!

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Arrrrgh!! can't write fast enough..

Only 2 thousand words a day is not gonna cut it..need @ least 8 days of 5 thousand words a day to make my goal target of around 50 thousand words by March 31st..ok back at it NOW!!

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Writing, writing, writing..

till my wrist aches & my arm is numb..editing untill my brain is fried..can't sleep cause creative ideas keep interrupting..sound familiar anyone?

Friday, 7 March 2014

Sunday, 23 February 2014

Sunday, 16 February 2014

Dreaming..

Why I might ask does this sign that's been around forever, still entice, damn it!!
She is lovely though isn't she??

Monday, 10 February 2014

Refreshment

Frozen Pineapple juice and frozen Lite coconut milk blended..& of course topped with antioxidant rich blueberries..delicious!!

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Getting on with it!

With Christmas all but a distant memory my days consist of words, editing, characters, plots, editing, correct grammar, drafts, spell check oh & did I mention editing..sigh..it's all good..

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Ok social media be warned!!

SM I love you I really do..passionately BUT I will not allow you to control my day  everyday this year!!
.. just saying...
needtowritemorebooks!

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Oooh!!!! damn

Hate those days when I should be writing & have to go out & do other stuff..:(

Sunday, 19 January 2014

Set myself a goal!

Trying to write 1000 words a day on new novel..needing 34,000 words by end of Feb..now I just need to focus...

Thursday, 16 January 2014

Back to writing and...

I have to say my books main characters Charlie & Tyler who have lived in my mind for two years are finally taking shape not only on the written page but visually as well & I'm just a little bit obsessed with these images.. thanks to Flickr commons I can see how they look now not just imagine them..

Comments are appreciated..

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Summer fun..

I love summer & time to change it up a little -  & relax & swim & eat & swim & sleep & swim & eat & swim & relax & sleep & ok you get my drift - happy summer days you all:)

Wednesday, 1 January 2014