Why I won’t be trying to sell you my next book

My dear friends, It's blog time. A very rare event, I know. Firstly, an apology Sorry it's been a while, I've been busy as you all have, I suspect. I won't dwell too much on the strangeness of recent times, other than to say it's hard for lots of people, I've found it hard too, …

The house that NaNoWriMo built

Last year, like many good folk, I ‘won’ NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month, where the challenge is to write 50,000 words in 30 days - a small novel for some, about half a novel for me). It was a very hollow victory, despite resounding initial success. I went in with a detailed plan. Despite the …