Journal #28

I seem to always be saying this, but I’ll say it again: it’s been a while since my last journal entry. So fair warning to readers: these posts are largely pointless digressions about my personal life, so if you’re looking for stuff about my books, move on to another post. If you happen to be … More Journal #28

First Bad Review

A few days ago I got my first bad review. Two stars. Not so bad–there are a hell of a lot of one star reviews being thrown at authors on a similar level. But this was my first experience of a response markedly negative. It came from a R4R reviewer, and they laid it out … More First Bad Review

Second Novel Syndrome

Second Novel Syndrome is real. I remember reading about it when I was in my teens, still rattling away with fan fiction after I’d finished my homework. Writing a first book is easy, because it’s a labour of love, a private affair that runs every chance of coming to absolutely nothing. As a writer you’re free … More Second Novel Syndrome

Journal #27

Well, boys and girls, it’s been a while since my last journal entry. A lot’s happened in that time. I’ve finished the sequel to Ruin, called Brink, and it’s currently with the editor in line for the planned April/May release. It’s going to be a doozy, and I’m over the moon about how it turned out. My … More Journal #27

Journal #26

So, it’s been over a month since my last journal entry. A lot’s happened in that time. I’ve released my debut novel. Home life has changed more than I can say. I’ve left for my new student home, ready for year two of university. Between revising, dealing with family strife, learning to drive, and settling … More Journal #26

Journal #24

So we’re down a little over two weeks until Ruin is released in stores. My debut will mark the beginning of my literary career, after five long years of planning, drafting, writing, submitting to agents and publishers, polishing, editing, and promoting. Countless nights which I could have spent out with friends or drinking or vegging … More Journal #24

Journal #23

Not far to go, now. Less than a month remains until Ruin is released in its e-book form. If all goes well, the paperback will be released sometime early 2015, with the sequel in the saga, Brink, following shortly after. It’s an exciting time. I got the proofs for the e-book back from the formatters yesterday, and … More Journal #23

Journal #22

Writing Life The finish line approaches! My Goodreads author profile has now been activated (click here to head over there now) and I’ll be updating it with tidbits of trivia, and I’ll organise some giveaways around the release date. Anyone looking to get a good deal should keep their eyes on it, and subscribe to … More Journal #22