How to Write a Book

I’m very pleased to report that I have reached my target and finished draft one of my second book, a fiction novel clocking in at almost 80,000 words. Getting to this stage is a wonderful feeling, and I’m trying to enjoy it rather than thinking too much about the next bit. Everyone knows that the hard part (and some might say real work) is in the editing, editing, and more editing that needs to be done to get a book reader-worthy. No doubt I’ll also agonise over the cover and the blurb that goes on the back for weeks, and …

How to Create Writing Time Amid Family Life (featuring Unmumsy Mum Sarah Turner, Aimee Horton and Emily Organ)

I often get asked how I manage to create writing time at all, what with everything else I have going on. Although doing so is challenging, to say the least, I get so much from my writing and it’s vital for my well being that I create the time any way I can. This means staying up in the middle of the night when I’ve got one of the kids back to sleep, which happens at least once a week. I wrote the first draft of Become the Best You between the hours of 4-6am when my little man was a …