Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Free Spirit

Tuesday's thoughts....

I was wandering around the house, trying to get into the story of this third Evelina book today, but after a weekend away, I couldn't seem to relax my brain enough to free my thoughts and let the story flow.  Life gets cluttery by times, smothering my free spirit-- it's hard to be an artist some days.

But, in order to succeed as a writer, you need to dive into your work and grab it by the throat.

'It's an escape, isn't it?' some people have said, which used to make me wonder, but now seems a slight criticism to me. It's my joy and passion. It's what I do--try to craft an interesting story.  It's character study--trying to get to the truth, which is a whole lot of reality under a microscope. You find yourself swimming in a swirling vat of emotions of villains and heroes.

'But, you make up the story' some might say, which is partly true. I set up the 'what if'. I ask the questions, until it becomes a living breathing thing and I find myself running after those characters, following their stories, getting lost in their struggles and troubles, wondering how it will all end.

Happy, usually. I'm a happily ever after kind of girl. At least, that's what my free spirit always hopes for.

Hope your day ends that way!



Happy Tuesday!


Tuesday, 17 February 2015

The power of Love

Tuesday's thoughts......

So happy I'm here writing today. Last week I filled in for someone who has missed a lot of time due to depression. Had to listen to whispers and gossip about, 'is she up for the job, 'wouldn't they love to have her job since she's never there'.

Really?

All I could say was, 'I'm sure everyone is supporting her as best they can'. Luckily I was in a few days later and was able to track her down to ask how she was doing and give her a hug.
Sometimes the lack of compassion of people who are supposed to be role models is so disheartening.
If they only understood how the power of their love might save someone's life.

Thank goodness for all of my writer and reader friends.
I'm proud to be a writer/artist - a profession where we support and celebrate each others gifts.
Have I told you lately how much I love and appreciate you!

I do.

Have a fabulous day!

Sunday, 8 February 2015

Free autographed copy

Hi guys,. Waving! I've got a new Goodreads giveaway going for the Reef Hag. Just click on the button to enter if you're up for it.

It's a free autographed copy, if you're into a wild witch adventure with a lot of clean fun and a bit of teen love.


Happy Valentines Day!


Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Saturday, 3 January 2015

Happy New Year!


Hi all,
Hope everyone has had a fabulous holiday. I don't know about you, but I've been eating up a storm. And I don't mean celery. Time to straighten up and fly right--diet, exercise and get back to work on the third book in the Evelina series.

Workie workie nosey grindstone. Not really.  I'm having a blast writing this.

Speaking of writing, here's a great article with some tips from some famous authors for all my writer friends out there.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/expresident/writing-advice-from-famous-authors#.ctz7Mzr7Q



Happy New Year!

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Evelina and the Reef Hag

Book Two in the Evelina series is a kindle countdown.  Evelina and the Reef Hag is live.  Hurray!

Creating a cover that I was happy with was quite the journey, but I love it.  It's working for me. I wanted the cover to say, magic and adventure, with a little romance and I think it does.  What do you think?