If you are, I would absolutely love to connect with you over there. I try to follow back everyone from WordPress, but sometimes I miss people (it’s much easier to guess who you are when you have a ‘WordPress’ link in your bio.) Feel free to send me a message once you follow me on Instagram letting me know if you’re from WordPress so I … Continue reading Are you on Instagram?
Many of you will know that I am considering self-publishing my novels. It’s not something that I’ve considered lightly as I know going it alone is not easy and there’s still a fair bit of stigma attached to self-publishing. However, I really do believe the benefits far outweigh the negatives. I compiled the list below mainly as a way to convince myself that self-publishing is … Continue reading 9 reasons why you should self-publish
This feels like a running joke of I know what you did last summer. February 14th is the one day of the year I would love to have a SO, yet I always come up short. Maybe that’s the problem. I love being on my own for the other 364 days of the year. Despite how much I enjoy my #singlelife, I really didn’t think … Continue reading When you are still single and a romance writer
This is a reply to an email I received from a lovely follower who wanted to know ‘my secret’. I don’t think there really is a secret, but over the years I have definitely learned a few tips and tricks from observing (and asking) the greats. In general, these are some good rules to follow: Blog consistently Produce quality content Blog about the same topic/area/subject … Continue reading How did I REALLY get 6,000 followers?
This was originally titled ‘Rejection, all the rejection’, then I read The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F***, and I thought, what the hell is wrong with me? Even just reading the word ‘rejection’ gets me down. Ain’t nobody got time for that. There is a theme upon which my blog has been built, and that is one of scholarly dismissal (and cats). I probably … Continue reading Hope, all the hope
Part 1 Sybil My family think I have my head in the clouds. For years I have rebelled and protested against their assumptions, refusing to be painted into a box of their choosing. Funny thing is, they’re right, I do have my head in the clouds. It’s even possible that I might be crazy, or at least, fairly stupid. I was never as sensible and … Continue reading The One Left Behind: Part 2
Once upon a time I was a little blogging newbie who started a blog on WordPress with no clue what she was doing. I didn’t even know there was a WordPress Reader. I still remember the first time I clicked the READER button. I was like, what the hell is this?? Incredibly, I somehow made it to the 2.5 year mark, and I suppose that means I’m no … Continue reading The Nine Newbies of WordPress
Yep not me, this post is all about the lovely Louise Allan and her debut book, The Sisters’ Song. It’s surreal watching a blogging buddy fly above and beyond to such new and unimaginable heights. I’ve been following Louise closely after coming across her wonderfully popular ‘Writer’s in the Attic’ series. It didn’t take me long to realise she was also getting published by Allen & Unwin. … Continue reading Guess who got published? Louise Allan!
I have a long history of starting stories, and never really finishing them. I started writing my first ‘proper’ book when I was 18. It was called Evie and featured a university-aged girl who wakes up five years in the future – a future in which all her dreams have come true. Turns out she has amnesia – or does she really? I’m not going … Continue reading Want to publish that novel? Moi aussi, allons-y!
Wine, lots of wine. Preferably a light-bodied, unoaked Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough, NZ. OK, but how did I really grow my blog? A few people have been asking me to answer this question via email and social media ever since I blogged about reaching 5,000 followers. I’d like to reassure you that while that number looks impressive, there is no need to get jealous. My blog doesn’t actually … Continue reading How did I grow my blog?