Sunday, 2 June 2019

Facing the dreaded writers block!!!

It's June already and half way through the year and I haven't been here for a very long time..
I could say life has got in the way, the farm has been extremly busy, too busy with my grandkids etc etc etc. But they are all excuses as the real reason is I've been going through that thing called writers block...which is according to the iphone dictionary; 'usually a temporary condition in which a writer finds it impossible to proceed with the writing of a novel, play, or other work.' As a matter of fact my temporary condition which I understand inflicts most writers at sometime throughout their writing career has been on and off now since Christmas...I don't know how it impacts on other writers but for me it has truly been like an ailment, ie feeling quite ill at the thought of writing, no clear thought in my head, and procrastination each time I get my laptop out..
Although I'm back at it now, it has taken it's toll and a bit of the joy out of my writing but I'm pressing on. With the latest book at 45,000 words and a goal of at least another 10,000 to finish, if I write 500 a week it's better than the last few months and the end seems doable..
A touch of writers block has made me wonder how other writers overcome it and how it impacts on them?   
So now I've resolved no more binge watching more long lunches sitting in the sun glass of wine in hand, no more pouring over cake recipes drooling over pear and ginger cakes and fudge filled it's writing writing and more writing...
Till next time I'll be getting it done

Monday, 10 September 2018

Out of Darkness is on Amazon..

After a further lengthy delay, waiting for life to get out of the way and final edits Out of Darkness the sequel to Breathless is finally up on Amazon..apologies to those of you who have been waiting, and perhaps given up but it is now available as an ebook on the link below to purchase..
OOD follows Charlie and Tyler to a turbulent and surprising end. Faced with further crims trying to hunt him down Tyler and Charlie are on the run again this time in Melbourne. With unexpected twists and turns Tyler is released finally from the fear that has gripped his life since his father died.
Charlie however is gripped with a new fear. Coming face to face with her mother, Victoria. A fear so intense it threatens to destroys her. Only this time Charlies fears cease in a way she could never have anticipated..

Catch all the action; a race through city streets, a kidnapping, etc and find out if fear and loss can destroy them..

Till next time..

Monday, 18 June 2018

The sequel is almost ready for publication...

Out of Darkness is almost ready to publish..yeah I know it's been a long time coming but you know what they happens and family comes first and priorities take over and things don't turn out as you'd hoped, but now I'm back on track and it's all good.. 
So I've given myself a deadline and hopefully soon after the 30th of June OOD will be an Amazon reality..but first there is still plenty of work to do, like edit seriously even though it feels like hundreds of edits it's really only been 3 complete edits and the manuscript is due for it's last structural touch up, then a final copy edit and YES then it's ready to roll.. here's to July folks👍👍👍

Thursday, 8 March 2018

If Writers block is...

when you sit at your computer peer into it's screen, press a key, look about you, pull up a web site, look back at your page, get up and make a cuppa, look back at your page, write a few words, erase a few words, check instagram, look back at your screen, go to the loo, come back, press another key or two, pull up a 'how to get yourself out of writers block article on twitter, peer again at your sparsley worded page, make another cuppa, check your clock and realize that another 30 minutes has gone and your ten words down..sigh, sigh again deeply. yep I think I have it..everytime I try to write lately my mind wanders to everything but the task at hand..this Ive heard is a common phenonomen and has been how things have been for me of late..but my lately has been going on for quite some months..and my inspiration tank has dried bright ideas bubble has burst and my reading material consists of 'the barefoot investor' (excellent book btw) 'the happiness trap' and 'mindfulness 101' not really its title I just can't remember exactly, and its 4am in the morning and I'm in the kitchen and that book is somewhere in the pile of recently bought and never read books on my bedside table between 'how to stop worry before it makes you anxious' and 'how to order your day so you don't become anxious' where someone is sleeping and I don't want to wake them and make them anxious trying to find back at writers block.. yep I think I might have it...

Thursday, 24 August 2017

Woah!! Where has the year gone, it's almost September and...

I haven't written anything here for a while..nor have I been putting much time into writing. Between harvesting our Tumeric crop and becoming first time cattle owners, there has been so much to do on the paddock that's left little time for writing or anything else.. I have however been reading a lot at night before going to sleep, on the couch in front of the fire or curled up in bed, going through a couple of historical book series; Outlander and the current BBC hit show's been great to watch both series on the screen as well as read the books as historical fiction has always been a love of mine and the temptation to devour book after book has often kept me awake at night, as I subconsciously dwell in the time that the books are written, as you do.. I love Jamie Frazers Scotish highland era and the rugged Cornish coastline in Poldark's England and I have found that some moments in the life of a story are ones that are unforgettable and stay with you forever that magic moment at the end in Pride and Predjudice when Mr Darcy at his passionate best walks over in the early morning to ask for Elizabeths hand and she meets him half way across the field..unforgettable; absolutely. Romantic; perfectly 5 star.  A forever moment; for ever and ever..
So too it is some scenes from Poldark have held me captive and will stay with me forever.. like the one in the last episode of series one where Ross and Demelza lose their first baby, Julia, and Ross tells Demelza when she wakes up from the same illness that has taken her baby, that 'he held her (the baby) the whole time so she wouldn't be afraid to die'..unforgettable; absolutely. Gut wrenchingly sad 10/10. A forever etched in your mind moment; without a doubt..
Scenes that make you weep with joy or sadness, that catch your breath, that give you goosebumps or a feeling of everything is going to be ok in the world are good writing at it's best..and as a writer if I could create just one scene like that for my readers I would be stoked..

Friday, 2 June 2017

Mitch continues to surprise me..

and when I sit and think about him I find all kinds of qualities that I respect and admire... even when he's preoccupied with work, he's still very much the parent and faces his responsibility doesn't shirk it..he thinks about Charlie when he's not with her and is thoughtful of her needs..and he always turns up at school when she's sick and rearranges his work so he can get to her asap.. and more importantly never lets her face Victoria altogether pretty cool dad..

Friday, 26 May 2017

So Cohen right..Breathless characters Part 3

is gorgeous to look at..with the mind of a delinquent. The school stud with a track record who devours females like prey and spits them out to move onto the next pretty thing..and this time he has a thing for Charlie who works him out from the get-go and does everything possible to keep her distance... the typical bad boy pretending to be a good boy to win over the girl, in the end, shows his true colors..and it comes with a cost..the scorn of the only girl he truly wants.