Words of wisdom

This week I’m returning to my novel. I’ve been away from it for almost three months. It was critiqued by my writers’ group, then came Christmas, then I got ill, then I wrote a proposal for a PhD. Now, we’re into January, the application has been submitted and I’m starting to crave my imagined world…

Notes from Ireland

Last Saturday I finished the first draft of my novel. I sat in a café for two hours whilst my daughter was at a party a couple of streets away, and I put the last of my editorial marks on screen, then emailed it to my writers’ group. On Sunday, I flew away. Literally. It…