Archive for November, 2012

It’s Christmas Time

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

Well ok not quiet yet but with two weddings to attend and the presents only half knitted I need to think Christmassy. Also I wanted to try and get all the hard graft for The Little Book of Festive Poetry sorted. I was going to leave the audio version until next year but I’ve built […]

A Learning Experience

Monday, November 26th, 2012

So yesterday I did the village craft fayre all profits were for charity and yet it was the worst one I have ever done. It was slow – all of them are being slow at the moment but something else was going on, people were still buying the odd bit from the other stalls. Now […]

Writing Retreat

Sunday, November 25th, 2012

Yesterday I went to my first ever writers retreat, a one day affair run by Writing Space Stroud. It was held at the Stroud Valley Artspace which is a little tucked away set of studios and performance space. I arrive about 10 minutes early in the fear of not being able to locate it but […]

Cranham Craft Fayre

Saturday, November 24th, 2012

So I am taking along copies of The Little Book of Festive Poetry to the Cranham Craft Fayre tomorrow! I will sign them if asked and profit goes to buy the school new books for their library. Its on from 10 – 4 and I will also have copies of Running to Stand Still an […]

Things Left To Do for Festive Poetry

Saturday, November 24th, 2012

I have the PDF, I have the printed physical article, but I still need to do a lot of stuff for this book. For a start I need to record a little trailer thing for it like I did for The Spoogy Book, I also want to record the poems for audio book but there […]

20p a Sheet

Friday, November 23rd, 2012

Ok so like last year I am printing out Little Books of Festive as I just did not have the capital to get them printed, especially as I am not getting the money from the sales so I didn’t want to pay out a lot of money when the idea is to raise money for […]

Writing for Charity

Thursday, November 22nd, 2012

Indeed you can now sponsor me and my family on our nutty mouth of writing. I am attempting 90, 000 words for National Novel Writing Month which I have dragged my husband Alaric into, he had managed about 15, 000 words so far, and our 7 yr old Jean is writing and drawing away about […]

Half Way Mark

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

I am half way through the month and am on 12 hours of hard graft on my childrens/picture books, this is below where I should be but the reason for this is that I have been focusing on the writing challenge for #nanowrimo which is going fantastically well. But what I have done is organise […]

Advice From Other Authors

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

I dislike advice as such from other writers – I believe that each artists has their own path to tread. But by advice in this context I mean ‘You have to do it this way, you are doing it wrong, that is never going to work’. This may have been true for them, may even […]

More e-book stuff

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

I have been researching more and more on this at the moment I am thinking Amazons one looks good but then it also feels slightly traitorous to the idea of Indie Publishing. Also there is an issue over weather I do my own ISBN’s or just get theirs, do I do marketing packages. I’m still […]