December #AuthorLife News

So I went into November and NaNoWriMo with all good intentions… for the first 11,000 words anyway. I decided on the title of the new book, I had the plot in my head, but just a few chapters in my beta readers guessed the twist which threw me for six and then some. You know me and twists and that’s just in my romantic suspense books, but this next challenge is a bit different as I’m not writing romance, it’s a psychological thriller about a serial killer.

Just as I’d got into the flow of writing, British Book Bash happened down in Brighton. It was a fantastic weekend and was great to not only catch up with old friends but to meet some new readers as well. After a five and a half hour drive, I finally made it to the seafront in Brighton to find it windswept and wet. Let’s just say it made for an interesting night out.

There’s always a bit of a comedown after a book signing and I’m afraid I used that as an excuse to have a day or two off¬†from writing. You can guess what happened next, we’re suddenly in December and the word count hasn’t changed. This, unfortunately, means that my darling daughter is sat singing Christmas ditties down my ear – apparently¬†‘it’s only 21 sleeps to Santa’. This does not bode well for writing in December either, but I’m hoping that the new book will be out for the end of January. Let’s start the New Year off on the right foot, although if the daughter plays any more Christmas music this evening I may start the new year off in a prison cell!

January also sees the start of my author events calendar with a Books and Beverage event at Harrogate Library. I’ll add the details to the book signing page when I have them. It’s going to be a busy 2019 for me!

Don’t forget you can still order signed paperbacks as Christmas gifts for yourself, friends or loved ones. Have a great Christmas xxx


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