I have been away from my blog once again, but it has been for a fabulous cause, because… I have amongst other brill projects, officially finished the first draft of my first novel Both Sides Now. It has taken me eight months and a total of 25 chapters and 85,232 words to get here. There … Continue reading a little celebration
2014 is the year of reading women, however the bigger percentage of authors are male! Should we really just be encouraging reading or encouraging women to fight the good fight of becoming a writer and making their dreams a reality? This year the Guardian wrote an article that explored the issue that “female authors are … Continue reading The Year of Reading Women, but women don’t make up most of the author percentage.
And you’re not alone! Yesterday I attended an inter-generation event called ‘Bridge the Gap’ and a poet/writer that I have recently met was there also. We had a fantastic conversation about the road to getting published and just by talking to Nina I realised something, publishing is not something you have to be alone in … Continue reading Publishing Kitt: You don’t have to be alone.
So I’ve decided to go out on a limb, take the traditional route and instead of heading for the straight self-publishing road, I’m going to search for a literary agent and then hedge my bets of getting published. I’ve heard all of the stories and I’ve been given the stern ‘set yourself up for disappointment’s, … Continue reading Publishing Kitt: Would I date my agent?
This is my trunk, currently, it holds over fifty books – last time I counted (last year) it was around fifty-odd – I kept losing count. My collection of books just keeps growing and growing and I think that maybe I’m a hoarder, or book materialistic, or simply just a book lover who refuses … Continue reading The Bookroom