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Lost inside

I just found out what it’s like to live inside my head for a month. I had a request for the manuscript of my novel: huzzah! The end of the summer seemed a reasonable deadline: yee-haw! Then came advice, welcome and resented in equal parts, as good advice always is. I understood what had to be redone and rewritten, taken out and added in – aargh (gasp) aargh (repeat until nauseous)! The Best Boss in the World agreed I could take a more than ordinary amount of time off. They could get by without me. (Huh?) On the first day I killed 30,000 words. How I cried for them. Then I closed the curtains against summer, disabled all notifications, gritted my teeth and dived in. Writing started while it

 
 
 
About

Reading, writing and smiling

I live in Sussex by the sea, writing stories and novels which are speculative, historical and literary. I blog and tweet about inspiration, happy writing and delicious words. My goal is to share a little everyday magic.

 

You can find my work in the NonBinary Review, Write Like You're AliveTrue Tales from the Old Hill , Hysteria 6, Everyday Epics, Stories for Homes, and Every Day Fiction.

There are also some tiny fictions on this site which I hope you enjoy.

 
 
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My book reviews are over on Goodreads. I'm always delighted to receive requests from authors. If your book appeals to me I'll buy it, read it and review it. I'd love to hear from you.

 
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