My Novel's Playlist - What's Your Writing...
I was feeling a little nostalgic and the like, having just sent off the final draft of my novel I realised that writing that thing was something that was a constant among lots of other varying events in the background. It was a big part of my undergraduate course career and a bit beyond that. So I thought I’d try and collect a little something together. I’ve struggled to place...
The Diary Officially Begins
A moment ago I pressed ‘send’ on an email. This is something I’ve probably done thousands of time in my little existence, but this time there was something a bit different about it. I was sending off the final draft of my novel to the publishers. I’ve never felt the same level of significance pressing that little button. But then, as I’m sure an experienced (perchance...
Delivering On My Promise
I’ve done what I said I’d do in my previous post, but in a different way. I’ve incorporated the idea into this blog as that’s basically what it was anyway. So this blog is now called ‘Diary Of A Debut Novelist’ and will be all about the things I learn throughout the publishing process as I go through it for the very first time. As I said in my previous post,...
I was working on the proof of one of my poems all the morning, and took out a...– Oscar Wilde
Without music to decorate it, time is just a bunch of boring production...– Frank Zappa
A Countdown To The Final Draft
I’ve most definitely got a lot going on lately, and I’m not just saying that to appease my little mind. I really do: I’m doing a Masters course where the work is coming thick and fast and in ever-increasing quantity. I’ve got a wee job producing a radio show every Friday and helping out on other days. I’m doing my own show every other Sunday. Word has come back from...
The only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about.– Oscar Wilde