March Update

Sorry for the lack of posts recently, it’s been super busy here over the last few months. I juggle three jobs (social media consultancy, fashion blogging and of course writing) and the latter two have been particularly hectic since the new year. But it’s all exciting stuff, so here’s an update on the writing side [...]

Writing is Hard

Sometimes it’s the easiest thing in the world, and the words just flow from the tips of your fingers, effortless and perfect and true. But most days -

Most days it’s difficult.

There are a million other things that suddenly seem important when you sit down to write – for me it’s [...]

How I Got a Literary Agent

I thought I’d do a little post on how I got my literary agent. I might go into this process in a little more detail in later posts – writing queries, agent interviews, dealing with multiple offers etc, so do let me know if there is anything specific you want to know more about – [...]

New Year Writing Resolutions

With New Year’s Eve just a day away, I thought I’d have a think about my writing resolutions for 2013. 2012 was a crazy year for writing – it way surpassed any writing dreams or goals I had for it. If I’m honest with you, I’ve only ever had one dream in [...]

Meeting my Publishers for the First Time

The fact that I can write the title of this blog post alone is enough to make me turn into a gibbering, nonsensical mess. Unfortunately, I was also a mess on the day I went into my publisher’s office for the first time. I had got stuck on the tube, making me both late and [...]

My Next Big Thing

There’s a blog chain going around at the moment where writers discuss their ‘next big thing’ – the book they’re currently working on or is set to come out next. I was honoured to be tagged for this by Philip Reeve in his NBT post, who is one of my favourite authors, and just such [...]

The First Post

Shiny new blog alert!

This feels weird.

I’m quite an established blogger now – I am co-owner and editor of fashion blog Girl in the Lens, which is just over a year old and has been doing pretty well in the UK blogosphere – so it’s strange for me to be looking at a blank [...]