Thank you very much to all the Beta readers and others who have now commented on my book 'Missing in Millfield'. All your comments and ideas were thoughtful and considered and I am now, having made a few changes, ready to properly release this book on amazon. I was also delighted to get a 5 … Continue reading Missing in Millfield- 5 star review!
One lovely thing about this time of year in the UK is that it's time to get out and about in the garden. This year I'm making a concerted effort with my veg patch, even though I am probably the world's worst gardener and some years produced only enough sprouts, parsnips or beans for a … Continue reading Being the world’s worst gardener can still be therapeutic…
I do enjoy a good funny sign. Actually I saw two , the one above and another which I couldn't photo because my phone was out of charge. The other, seen outside a village pub read, ' FRESHLY SEVERED FOOD!' I later went to a pub called the 'Quiet Woman' which had a board with … Continue reading Funny signs I noticed out and about on the Bank Holiday weekend…
This is a question that I keep asking myself over and over. And here's the thing: I have completed one book in the Liddy Grey Mysteries - 'Missing in Millfield' which roughly went to plan but now I'm struggling with the second, ' Mute in Millfield.' Somehow I don't like the draft at all. I've … Continue reading When should you give up with a book and start another one?
Many people believe that the moon cycle affects our creativity. Certainly it is thought to affect our moods and energy levels. I don't know if you've found this but it might be something worth taking into consideration as you labour away on various creative projects. Here's a few writing prompts to help: New moon- 'I … Continue reading Creativity and the moon cycle.
Just thought you might be interested in meeting the hero or heroine of my book Missing in Millfield, psychologist Liddy Grey. First of all she's a UK educational psychologist. I followed the maxim of write what you know. I know about this role as that's what I do and a very interesting and absorbing job … Continue reading Just who is Liddy Grey anyway? ( hero of Missing in Millfield)
Thank God the weather has improved and I ca at least get out walking more. The lighter nights help too. So hopefully my life as a writer and largely sedentary worker won't be too detrimental. In my quest to get fitter I've now got a pedometer and aim to walk 7-8000 steps per day. But … Continue reading Hurray! Keeping fit when you sit down a lot! 2