The Gateway – Chapter Three

As promised, I’ve just uploaded the third chapter of The Gateway.

At present, I’m not planning to post any more chapters on the blog, but will be posting some snippets and extracts as I continue the editing process, which I hope will keep your interest until I decide on my publishing route.

If you’ve not read the first two chapters of The Gateway, or if you want to refresh your memory of what has happened so far, you can do so here.

Or, if you’ve got a great memory, you can find the next installment – Chapter Three – on this link here.

I also have a Pinterest board which I’ll be using for research purposes and adding to as I progress through the story. Pop over and take a look if you have time.

Please feel free to comment, I’d love to hear what you think.

The Gateway – Chapter Three


A letter to Procrastination

Dear Procrastination

I am writing to tell you that you will not win today. Soaking cannelini beans for tomorrow’s dinner and making bread dough for tonight’s home-made pizza can wait for this afternoon. You already had my attention earlier when you got me to hang out the washing (in the damp weather I might add) and tried to get me to do the dishes, but I escaped you. You do not seem to realise I have a novel to write and a career to promote.

This is my time, so stop trying to steal it from me by tripping me up with your menial tasks. I shall just walk around them and leave them there until later, when I am ready to deal with them.

Until then, bog off.

Yours sincerely


I think I could call it progress

I’ve spent so much time focusing on different projects and increasing my online presence these past couple of weeks, that everything else has been neglected. The cat is a mess, the house is running out of food and the fridge is looking malnourished.

On the plus side, I have finished two articles, completed two outlines, published my first ebook and launched this blog site. I’m not sure how easy it is to add pages to Blogger, as I found WordPress more user friendly in that area. Although trying to do it at 10:30 at night with stinging, bloodshot eyes might have had something to do with that. Subsequently I have created this blog with a page for links to the books I have for sale (presently just the one).

I’m also currently trying to reorganise my work space following the need for a new printer. I’ve gone wireless – and I LOVE it; no more having to get the printer out and setting it up on the kitchen table each time I want to use it. It’s now tucked away in a neat little corner. Except the rest of my desk is spread all over the floor as I got sidetracked by a toddler tantrum (my daughter, not me).

My next project will be my novel. I won’t say too much about it just yet as I want to see how it unfolds, but there will be a heroine, internal conflict and ultimately a love story.

Watch this space.