Archive for the ‘crazy’ Category

The plot unfolds

August 26, 2006

I’m on chapter 8 now and the writing is going well. There are a few distractions other than family – bought a camcorder, joined YouTube and have gone movie crazy – it’ll pass.
 
I’m a Gemini – and so these varied crazes come and go. I’m used to it. Writing is my one steady craze. It’s for life I hope, well, at least while I can drag myself to the keyboard..

Even so I am managing between 8 hundred and 1k words each day. Getting up early is the key and priming my subconscious the night before.

My latest book is out this week.  Here it is –
  gwen madoc swep
Hardback.

I love being a writer.

Take My Child

June 13, 2006

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The proofs have been checked and the corrections sent off to the publishers by email this morning. Apparently, the production of the book TAKE MY CHILD will start at 1.30pm today. A close run thing. As shown the jacket design has already been decided.

I'm always full of doubt on finishing a book but having read the novel through in proof form I find it is better than I had anticipated. I was afraid that the tension that I had built up in the first two thirds of the story might have slackened off towards the end (always a big worry for an author) but no, I've kept the tension going mainly through tight writing. Every book I've written is a new experience for me I find.

My garden is almost complete and I am very pleased with it – six weeks it has taken, a far bigger job that the gardener thought. This afternoon should see the final touches – I hope.

Then I shall be free to start writing my next book. The plot has been rattling around in my head for weeks if not months. I now know enough about the characters and what happens to start the actual writing. The hard slog begins all over again. I must be crazy!