I think I might have mentioned that I’ve been off work this week. I’m due back tomorrow and not really looking forward to it. HOWEVER, I have, in the last half hour, received an email from the Rights Manager (sorry Ann if that’s not your actual title) at my publishers to say that the US and Canadian e-book and audio rights to my second book have  been sold. The book ‘Ribbons in Her Hair’ is due out on the autumn. Yippee!!!



I’m getting a bit frustrated because try as I might I can’t add an Amazon link to my sidebar or to a ‘Book’ page that I wanted to have. Given that I would like to sell a few more copies I’m sure you can understand my frustration.

On a happier note I have passed the 30,000 words mark with a day to spare – hoorah. However the amount of words with coloured line underneath isn’t good. My aim for the first draft is to just get them down though.

I promise this blog will get more interesting when I can get my head round it.


Got to love that face.

This is still very much a work in progress but I’ll get there. Something is wrong with the ‘Contact Me’ page so I’ll need to have a look at that and then gradually build it up to look more like home..


I thought I’d post this picture of Zac today for no other reason than he is just gorgeous. It was taken some years ago and he now has a grey snout but he is still just as gorgeous. There’s nothing like a picture of a loved one to cheer a place up.

On a writing front. I have so far managed another 3,000 words on book 3 so fingers crossed I’ll be at the 30,000 mark by Friday. I’m back at work on Saturday so I don’t anticipate a lot getting done over the weekend. I’m happy with the way its coming along though. For a long time I struggled to find the right ‘voice’ but I’ve got it now. However one of my characters has turned into a right bitch this afternoon.

I’m going to make homemade tortellini tonight with homemade pesto so that should be interesting. I have made pasta before but never tortellini so please keep everything crossed  that the filling stays where its supposed to.

I don’t know why I told you about that but in keeping with my previous blog once a thing has been said it can’t be unsaid. That’s what happens when you’re chatting with friends.

Until next time…





A Good Day

I’ve had a good writing day today. I’ve started moving over here and written over 3,000 words on book number 3. So far it’s sitting at 23,500 words and I’m hoping to get it to 30,000 by Friday night. It’s still a challenge but it’s possible and I’ll give it my best shot.

This is a week off the day job and I’m using it to get to grips with this book. It doesn’t have to be with the publishers until the end of September but I aim to have the first draft done by the end of April. That schedule worked for me with the last book.

This picture wasn’t taken today but it sort of fits my mood.