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BACK TO WORK!!!!

Well, the roundabout surely has started again. Book six is now on the computer, and I can close the A4 writing book and get on with making sure the story runs true. It’s good! I like it, know my editor the brilliant Jeff Jones can’t wait to get is hands on it, I thank the lord for all the support I have because I actually know I would falter without it. Every writer needs support, mentally and physically, and thank god, I have both.

In between all of this, I have managed to complete a Reiki course, which is helping my physic side of life, it was exhausting but so well worth it I may add!

It can be so lonely, I often play music, either listening to Trakzuk internet radio or utube it keeps me company while I write, I don’t really think many people realize just how lonely it can be writing, you on your own for hours on end, just you and the computer or your written manuscript for company, many writers often tell me how writing has changed their lives, sometimes for the worst, and yes I can definitely understand that when you have a partner/spouse who just doesn’t get to understand the need to put all these wonderful words together!! and it’s only when it’s done do you feel the satisfaction of the completed work, and what lies ahead, and the next challenge, it has totally changed my world, in a way I never expected, and here I am a nobody in the writing world (YET!) I may add, who still continues to have that fizzy exciting brain which dosent like to stop and rest like many people.

SO!!! what next you may ask, well!! I need to get the cover done now for book three which will be off to the publisher. and then I can think about book four which needs a little attention (book six, by the way, is another offshoot from book four) and book four can now have a little attention so I can then send that one to my Editor, goodness how I am keeping him busy.

It seems that work never ends, and always there is so little time, but look, if you are an aspiring writer/author, however busy you are, just like me, just put one hour a day to one side, and I promise you will get your book written and it will all be worth it in the end!

Julie!! from Bromsgrove, I know you are reading this thank you for your lovely comments about Secret Demon. Please keep in touch and let me know how things are going, I totally understand your position I was once there! and the beautiful people that I have managed to put you in touch with are brilliant and will help your dad as much as possible, keep strong, love and hugs, and thank you for letting me help!!! it means a lot xxxx

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UNDER PRESSURE!!!!!!

Well back to the old roundabout again, the pressure is now surely mounting, and I have to keep calm. Just finished writing book 6, its another offshoot just like Daisy, my lovely characters Thomas Jones and Danny Doyle now have their own book, but although it’s finished, this is really where the work starts. I don’t know how other writers work, but I write longhand into a large A4 journal, and then type it onto the computer, its a long old haul, but you know what, I recently did James Pattersons master class, and one of the tips he gave was to continually go over and over every chapter until it was perfect, and you were happy with it. I suddenly realized that all along, this was what I was actually doing, every time I am at the computer, I continually go over and over what I have written, checking everything, sewing all the little threads together I have missed so everything falls into place.

But now the pressure is on!! book 3 needs to go to the publisher for publication early next year, but my mind is still surely on the book I have just finished, what to do????? is the question now floating around in my brain, and it is causing me to fret!!.

I quietly stop think about my priorities, I also have my radio show every Sunday to think about, so what am I going to do!! decisions decisions, but they are made. The new book can wait a little, I’ll get book 3 ready and get it off to the publisher, that way I can still produce my little show on Trazkuk Internet Radio, and get book 3 ready, and finalise the new book when everything calms down, that way I can keep at least some of the pressure off, and keep myself sane.

Debbie!!!! from Weymouth on the south coast, !! it was lovely speaking with you recently, so glad you love Secret Demon, thank you for the lovely comments, it means a lot, hope the help I gave, and the contacts I sent you will help you discover more about the wonderful gifts you have, and I know your mum will be so proud of you!!!!!!!!!

Until later!!

Blessings xx

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Mental Health!!!!

I was recently asked by someone, how I actually managed to continue writing, look after my grandchildren and deal with everything else that happens in my little world without having a nervous breakdown. I have been approached by so many writers who tell me they suffer from depression when things go wrong when the little voice in their head that helps them with their inspiration suddenly and for absolutely no reason just stops talking to them. I feel their pain and understand absolutely what they are going through because you see, it also at times happens to me.

So what as an author, budding debut author, or even student what can you do you look after yourself, and re create your enthusiasm and get the old sparkle and that helpful voice chirping away again. Well over the last 4 years, I have at times had to stop and take a look myself, and ask myself am I looking after me!!!!!!!!!!! When depression strikes, as it can and it does with thousands of us who look to the life of taking up the creative pencil, I have questioned am I looking after MY!! mental health, feeding my body and my brain good things, foods, supplements just to help keep the brain cells sparking and keep alive!! and quite frankly when I looked at myself I was shocked. So what did I do??? I hear you all ask. Well I stopped drinking so much coffee, and upped my water intake,looked at some good supplements, I am now taking Turmeric, it helps with my arthritic hands, I am now eating really sensibly cutting out as much sugar as possible, which has actually been amazing!! I have to say, I drink liquid chlorofil and once a week I meditate just to try and connect with my own little inner me, and of course sleep!! thats one of the biggies, writers and artistic people all seem to lack sleep, since changing a few things around, mine has got better

Its not easy when your life is so stressed, and everyone is pulling you in the opposite direction, but if at my old age, I can put some zing back in this old arthritic body, and get the brain cells sparking again, so can you, and!! you wont regret it.

Hi Abbey, it was lovely meeting you last week and signing your two books of mine, I cant wait to attend the Reki course with you in three weeks time, I promise you it will be wonderful, and as discussed, will help you improve your spiritual gifts, and guide you to use them better.

Until later

Blessings

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Getting going again!!!

Well it’s been a long and somewhat turbulent summer, we were sweltering early on, and now autumn has arrived without warning. Remember in an earlier post, I described myself as a seasonal writer, well it’s proved itself to be true. I have struggled to put pen to paper while the sun shone, preferring to sit out in the warm summer sun, soaking up all the free vitamin D3 I could, lazy, well, umm now let me think, not really, I am writing so much, I decided that it was a little writers holiday, so I concentrated on the new radio shows for Trakzuk internet radio, and they are going incredibly well!!! but! the air in the evening is chilling and for the first time I have wanted to put pen to paper, and so once again, I’m off.

I am on book 6, it’s an offshoot of books three and four, haven’t even got a title for it yet, but it is nearly finished, and I am loving it. I had to do lots of research for this one, and I absolutely loved doing that, so off we go again, you see, a writers brain never really stops because it is so fizzy, but sometimes a little holiday, doing other things is the perfect antidote for rest and relaxation, filling back up and getting ready to go again, without actually really stoppping.

Lizzie from Southampton, thank you for your lovely comments on Secret Demon, glad you have read and enjoyed both books. I am so sure your late husband is with you, just looking after you, please don’t worry about your dreams, and it is very common for the scent of a deceased loved one to meander back, just to let you know they are around and thinking of you. Until next time blessingsxxxx

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Its July already!!!!!!

Well now its July, and the months are just flying by!!!! I always find that once the sun comes out its harder to write, I just want to sit in the sun and relax and listen to music it calms me, but what I do, is to think, and scribble anything that comes into my head, think about the plot lines in the book, and how I can sew them together, and bring them all finishing at the end, so the story line runs true.

Working on my new book, I haven’t even got a title for it yet, but I know where its going, and how its going to end up, I have loved researching all about lear jets, the secret societies and money families that rule the world, and most of all about the Vatican.

Books one and two are doing nicely, and I have just finished the points of edit on book three my editor asked me to do, and once its had its final proof read, its ready for the publisher, Daisy the Donkey I am so proud of, its finished and once proof read, is also ready for the publisher, and book four just needs one last chapter, as it ties in with the new book I am writing now!!

Well I feel like I have been doing nothing, but I have slowly plodded on, all the while, learning how to produce a little radio show. I have been lucky enough to be have been offered my own show with Trakz.uk internet radio, who broad casts all over the world, and I am training and putting it all together now. Sorry its a slow process, but when you are dislexic like me, it takes a little longer.

New interview in Chat magazine soon, so!!!! still busy and buzzing!!! so proud to have had front page and a two page spread in take a break magazine, very humbling.

Jennifer!!! from Weston Super Mare, thank you for getting in touch, glad everything has settled down now, spirit sometimes need to be put in there place, especially if you are allowing them to share your house with them, I am just around the corner, any more problems don’t hesitate to contact, that’s all for now, Blessings xx

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