Wednesday, August 29, 2007


I'm annoyed. Cos I want to write and crack on with Morven but I've no 'me' windows right now to do it. (I'm taking solace in reading Wish You Were Here - fab - between feeds and 'Mum - can I?' requests). It's playgroup this afternoon so hopefully I'll be less exhausted and maybe squeeeeeeeze in some writing tonight before last feed. The trials of mummyhood!

I've also noticed that I'm having to do more editing in this project. I'm putting it down to last year's lack of regular writing time (skills are rusty as a result). I'm tending to overwrite and so I'm going back to cut for pace. Strange. Just goes to show that regular bichoking is great at working out the writing muscles.

Baby has discovered sucking her hands. She loves to eat them whole with no side order and lots of relish. Even now the sound of lip smacking can be heard from her baby swing as she dreams into space.

I wish I had more time to write.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Progress report

Still Morven plods on.
But super sharp CP has put me right on track again. So I’m firing up again for more words tonight.

Today’s word count 9017
Previous 8055
It’s slow progress but tortoise and hare etc etc etc

Jess kindly asked for details and so far I'm aiming it as a medical romance. This wasn't the initial plan but somehow I just got lured in again by hunky Scots doctors...say no more. I'm not sure if aiming at Meds is an unwise move since I've already had a request from a Snr Ed for another line, but I'm going with my inclination to write a med (and anyway I already have a sub with the editor and if it bombs it bombs!) So that's the plan and this time I've some intentions to get pro crit done before I submit primarily because I figure I've had several detailed letters from editors now so I need more indepth help before I put the baby in the post. Well, that's the plan!

Baby is fitting in clothes size 3 to 6 months. She’s ahead of her game!

I'm eagerly buying up summer clothes in one year old sizes in the sales for baby for our holiday next year. Just call me canny. Can't wait. Seriously desperate for relaxation and sun.

In other news I’m eagerly awaiting Wish You Were Here by Phillipa Ashley in Little Black Dress. It’s out and I’m getting mine soon – hurry. Hurry. Visit her website to buy yours.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Nell Rocks!

Fellow Moonlit Romance Author Nell Dixon has some stellar news of late - and very very very well deserved (I'm a big fan and can't wait for the promised LBD books).

Yey Nell. Go go go!

In other news Morven's wordcount is slowly going up and my fabby CP is having a read. Cue a moment of quiet contentment (sigh).

Monday, August 20, 2007


A wee whiley ago I blogged pics of Kate Beckinsale and her hubbie. They're my 'working inspiration' for Morven Sinclair and hero Eddie Tulloch.

I like Kate because she looks the part. Chic but sassy and approachable looking. She looks like the kind of woman you want to be friends with. She's also naturally a stunner (which helps as inspiration for any romance heroine!)
While Ed is dark, brooding...with an edge. At first he presents as hard, almost distant. He has his reasons but they're very much hidden from public view.

Their story kicks off with each of them making realisations about their futures and bumping into each other in tricky circumstances.

So far I'm not finished the partial...but I'm getting there.

Friday, August 17, 2007

Double Rainbow

I love rainbows. This week we had a double one that spanned the whole sky right outside our house.

Funnily enough it's been a week of lovely family stuff. A special birthday party, a trip to the beach, a day out at the funfair. All good. And a double rainbow to top it off.

Monday, August 13, 2007


Today's a busy day so I'm blogging early. Got to have my pics taken (sounds very authorly but it's not). They're family group pics of my babies, the old man and me. But still fun.

Even better news. The book is panning out in head.

And there's visual inspiration. Here's a teaser...more soon...

Sunday, August 12, 2007


Got a bit done...14.8%. It's progress, so I'm not knocking it. And Chapter One is there. Oh and I've got a title. As I said progress.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Girly Girl

Here's baby at her flirtiest. She's courting attention like a minx. The jabs went' fine. No fever, just some sobs of shock. Four weeks until the next ones are due.
Tonight I'm planning to escape Mummydom for a short time and do some WRITING.

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Good news...

Good news...Morven is coming along nicely, in my head and some done at keyboard too. In other good news baby is waking up more now and talking and giggling and even shouting at her Mum to come back over and play!! She was even flirting outrageouslywith staff in Tesco yesterday so they'd flock round and give her glory!!! Jude raises eyes to sky!

Bad gets her jabs today at docs. Prepare for some unhappiness. And no story progress.

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Radio Goo Goo, Radio Ga Ga

Our baby loves Queen. (Well emulating the Radio Ga Ga arm movements or so her Daddy claims).

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Whizz Bang

Just had a whizz bang eureka moment on my Morven story today. All good...but shame I've no time nor energy to write any of it at the moment. Sigh...

Subbed my short story yesterday - cue hope, hope, hoping it hits the mark.

Read an interesting post on a loop I'm on that says any wannabe who's subbed to MnB currently has a long wait - next year is their 100 year anniversary and they're snowed under with specials and all manner of things. So at least I can put getting a response out of my head in the short-term (I've been limbering up for a dreaded R).

And if you pop by Fictionwise - you can pick up TAKING THE LEAP there now - go buy it!!!