Thursday, 14 January 2016

I love how sensible my characters are - I wish I could emulate them. Here is the latest on The Letter.
“Look at me,” she said softly.
He shook his head and even from the side she could see the watery glint which welled there. “What are you hiding Tod?”
“I’m not hiding anything. I’m hiding me…”
Fran felt herself getting angry. “Today isn’t the day for being enigmatic… God knows there is enough I haven’t understood or noticed in my life up until now. Which is why I’m about to say this:- if you won’t tell me what the Hell is going on, I will walk away right now and never see you again!”

Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Coming Soon

My latest book  [almost completed] is about a woman whose life falls apart after she hears some revelations. Is she like me? No, not at all, but even so, getting into her head space is draining and emotional. That is of course part of the joy and sorrow of writing - you personally bear the pain of every misfortune your character suffers. And then at the end of the book there is no real sense of release... the characters linger for a while. It's like that old saying they used to have in offices which read, "You don't have to be mad to work here... but it helps." You don't have to be insane to write your characters well but... :)
I'm not sure when this one will be published, as you know I have a bit of a backlog going on, but I'll keep you posted.
Happy Reading!

Monday, 11 January 2016

Back to the grindstone...

Oh I am so pleased to be getting back into my normal routine.

I have just written this little bit after about a seven week absence. I am so happy!

Behind her Tod sat at the kitchen table. “Are you sure you still want me to stay?” he asked. She nodded without turning around. “I’ll make up a bed for you in a minute but there’s something I have to do first. I have to make a phone call.”
She heard the scrape of the chair. “I’ll go in the other room. Give you some privacy.”
Her voice was sharper than she intended. “Giving people privacy is how this all came about.” She didn’t need to look at him to know that he had stopped in his tracks. “I gave Jim his privacy and he turned to another woman. I let Danni hide things from me… and look how that turned out." She risked a glance over her shoulder. He was looking straight at her and she thought she saw pain in his eyes, but perhaps that was just a reflection of her own. She tried to soften her voice. “Stay. Please.”

OOH things are a-changing!

Happy Reading!

Sunday, 10 January 2016

Happy New You.

How has 2016 been treating you so far? Hmm, I thought so!

We expect so much of a new year, a sweeping away of old anxieties and problems, a laying-out of destiny's store, allowing us to cherry-pick the brightest moments to hook our hope onto, as if with the coming of a new calendar, we can instantly become different people living different lives. Or is that just me?

I love New Year and really do see it as a chance for change. I admit that this is lunacy. After all if I haven't managed a change for a duration of the entire previous year, how do I expect to do it in the course of one evening, from one split-second to another, as the clock strikes midnight? And yet I do.

So this year I did something completely different to what I would normally do at midnight. Did it affect a change - well it's a little early to tell, but the initial signs aren't bad, although they are somewhat far from actually being good... Suffice it to say that I'm still working on that!

If you are a reader of this blog, you will know that I purposely moved house just before Christmas so that I could be here for New Year. I also bought myself a new bed and new things to go with it. Psychologically it was a great thing to do as well as being so much better than the old bed.

I am still clearing things out of my old house and into my new one but soon even that too will be ended and a new era will have fully begun. Change happens whether we want it to or not in life and for so long I have been desperate for change, even whilst I was the very one preventing it. So some deep self-analysis has been required. If this sounds maudlin, be reassured, it is the very opposite!

Tomorrow I will pick up with my latest book which is only about eight chapters from completion. I can't wait to get stuck back into my writing.

So in the meantime, whilst you are waiting for news of the latest book,  you can always check out my Owners series or Split Decision by clicking on the links to the right of here.

Happy Reading! x