When your writing life begins to smack of lemons, you start questioning your ability. Have you really got the courage to take that leap of faith and separate yourself from the rest of the pack? However determined you are to get into print, it is not enough. You need courage, shedloads of it if you are ever going to... Continue Reading →
How often do we wannabe novelists just want to sit down, and cry? After years of writing and editing, our desks are strewn with rejections letters - a reminder that we have to do better. So we keep going. We have to keep challenging ourselves. It is an innate reflex.
As a wannabe novelist, there have been many times over the last five years when I been ready to quit. When I've thrown all my manuscripts into a black bag and headed for the dustbin. I'm sure we've all been there, but something inside us keeps niggling. Willing us to carry on. So, this is... Continue Reading →