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Beautiful Corfe. Have you been?

Corfe Castle is as its name suggests; a castle nestled high on the hill in the village it dominates and lends its title to. As a child, on our way to Studland Bay, I’d gaze wistfully at its majestic beauty, my forehead pressed up against the window as I dreamed of lords and ladies and … Continue reading Beautiful Corfe. Have you been?

Getting the baby into a routine

What is it about 2nd babies that makes following a routine so much harder than with the first? After being awake since 5.30am, I've just endured 20 minutes of solid crying with an over-tired baby, who I've been trying to settle back to sleep since 6.00 o'clock this morning. Routines. There are so many. There's … Continue reading Getting the baby into a routine

Planning and preparation for novel number three underway

As some of you know, in October 2012 I embarked upon a new adventure when I left the world of Monday to Friday, nine-to-five, in favour of becoming a full-time mother, and writingΒ at every available opportunity (usually when my daughter slept, which gave me a good two and a half hours each day). In November … Continue reading Planning and preparation for novel number three underway

Book number three in the making

For those of you who read the opening chapters of The Gateway many months ago, you'll be interested to hear that they've changed a great deal since Emmeline's story first emerged in my head. I can't share any of it with you currently, as I have sent it for consideration to a publisher and am … Continue reading Book number three in the making

Time for… an update

Well, I didn't make the top 50 in the contest for So You Think You Can Write. These past few weeks have been both exciting and stressful as I've pushed myself to finish the third draft of newly titled Time for Love - formerly The Gateway, and then plummeted down from an intense high when … Continue reading Time for… an update

Time for Love – So You Think You Can Write 2013

Time for Love - So You Think You Can Write 2013 When I stumbled across this writing contest last year and met so many wonderful writer friends and mentors, little did I know I'd be entering my own manuscript into the competition this time around. The top prize in the contest is a publishing contract … Continue reading Time for Love – So You Think You Can Write 2013