line edits -vs- copy edits

I’ve got to the point with my third book where all the exiting things are starting to happen. It has a title (The Pieces of You and Me), a publication date (ebook and audio on 21 March 2019 and paperback on 30 May 2019), the ebook and paperback are up for preorder (audio to follow) […]

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Where am I now?

The last time I wrote about my writing process I’d just completed the structural edits for Book 3. The book is now with my copy editor and I should have more news on that soon. But what have I been doing since then? As you know this summer, for various reasons, I left my part-time day […]

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Five ways to get over writers’ block

It happens to us all in the end – we reach an impasse and the words just won’t come. It can happen out of the blue. One day our stories can be flowing beautifully and the next day nothing happens. We can sit in front of our laptops all day and all we end up […]

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on vulnerability and what happens next

If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram (and I hope you do!) you’ll know that last week I handed in the structural edits of my third book. What happens next is that my editor reads the book again and decides if it needs more work or not. And I sit at home hoping that it […]

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on success

This past weekend I have been reading through my freshly edited (I’ve written about my process here) third novel for the final time before sending it back to my publisher (there it is on my kindle if you want to zoom into the picture and have a sneak peak!). This book has been a hard […]

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the cult of busy

  I spend a lot of time alone. I work from home, on my own and my partner is away a lot. When I first knew the change from a more “normal” office job to this was happening I panicked. Would I be lonely? Would I get sick of my own company? Would I go […]

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on perfectionism

If you’ve read my latest book, The Things We Need to Say (it’s just 99p right now so if you haven’t now is as good a time as any – hashtag shameless self-promtion!), you’ll know that it’s about a couple, Fran and Will, who have spent their marriage trying to live the perfect life, according […]

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what is a structural edit anyway?

Follow my blog with Bloglovin   The regular reader will know from my post last week that I have recently received the structural edit for my third novel from Emily, my editor at HQ/Harper Collins. And some of you may be wondering what on earth a structural edit is!  Writing a book is just the […]

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