Monday, January 6, 2014


The lovely Amanda Brittany has kindly included me as one of the links in a writing-themed chain and asked me some writerly questions.  Which I don't mind answering at all, as it'll distract me from getting on with what I'm supposed to be doing (writing, obviously.)

What am I currently working on?
After a rather long pause over Christmas, I'm currently writing a full synopsis of MY FUTURE HUSBAND with a view to it being submitted for film and TV possibilities. No need to get excited, this is apparently perfectly normal.  Lots of novels get optioned for films, but few of them ever get made.  Still - no harm in dreaming.
How does my work differ from others in its genre?
My novels differ from other chick-lit in that they have a 'twist'.  Time travel in the first, magic in the second and, er, possession in the third.  As with my short stories, I do like a good twist!

Why do I write what I do?
Because it gives me pleasure, and I hope that rubs off on the people who read it.

How does my writing process work?
In fits and starts.  I can be very unmotivated and I procrastinate A LOT, then I'll suddenly start and find I can't - or don't want to - stop.  Deadlines work very well for me, preferably external ones.  If I set them myself, I start to rebel.  Madness, I know...

The next link in the chain is Jill Steeples who will post on January 13th. 

Jill's excellent debut novel Desperately Seeking Heaven was published by Carina last year, and her new one Let's Call the Whole Thing Off is out this week.