A Slightly Belated Happy New Year!

Hi all,

I seem to start way too many of these posts with an apology for sadly neglecting this blog – but here we go again! So, perhaps a bit of a catch up to start with 🙂 The writing has slightly taken a back seat over the past month of so, a combination of holiday plans and a slight inspiration block. It was great to catch up with family and friends over xmas though – even managed to see a few people that haven’t seen for years and was lovely to find that things picked up just where they left off. The mark of a true friendship I think 🙂

Anyway, have been back to it in the new year. Have just finished content edits on two shorts for a Valentine’s Day anthology with Breathless Press. Went back into editing with my Red Riding Hood inspired novella, and has gone out to beta readers now. Feedback so far has been very encouraging so should be ready for subbing very soon. Am also back writing Psychic Shadows, which got to second place in the Piatkus Entice competition. I must admit I had a little bit of a confidence dip with it when it didn’t get through, and was struggling to get back into the storyline, but now the characters are jumping up and down in my head again. So, all is good with the world 🙂 There really is nothing better for me than the feeling of a story shaping in my head and pouring out onto the page – was starting to get withdrawal symptoms!

Going forward, I have big plans for this year – though won’t share too much just yet (hey, I gotta get you coming back somehow!). One of them though involves more blogging and a much more regular schedule on here. I’m hoping to include posts covering general writing tips, my own personal writing journey and processes and possibly a serial free read on here. I’d love to hear your comments on what you’d like to see more of on here.

Wishing you all a slightly belated Happy New Year – I hope 2014 brings you all you hope for x