Monday, 26 November 2012


Can I vent? Please?

I work from 8.45 til 3.15pm, keep the house clean, cook the meals, prepare packed lunches, do the washing and look after everyone's interests as best I can. I put a lot in - can't I take a little something out, such as maybe an hour a day to write?

I always end up feeling guilty!

Apparently tonight (5.30pm, rush hour) the buses aren't running well. I receive a call from one of the kids asking for a lift home from town which is a 35 minute walk. It is raining and said kid finds it unnecessary to take an umbrella out with them in the mornings, apparently.  When I refuse to go and pick this nameless teen up because a) the car is up the road in the garage, b) it's rush hour and c) I'm writing, the response is: "(snort) Writing!" as though it's a ridiculous thing to be doing. The implication is clearly that I am putting my writing before my motherly duties.

I got angry and hung up.

Now I can't write, anyway! 

And I'm feeling guilty!

End of rant.

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

A saucy freebie!

It's that time of year when we would hibernate if we were animals!  Cold, damp... ugh! How about a freebie to cheer you up?

Xcite books are giving away collection of five erotic paranormal stories on Kindle entitled Distraction from the 20th to the 24th November...

Something to curl up under the duvet with on those cold winter nights?


Monday, 19 November 2012

Guest blog post

My alter-ego, erotica writer Bel Anderson, is guest-blogging over on the lovely Elizabeth Cage's post Kissing Velvet - please pop over and say hello!

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

More annoyed than insecure!

Insecure and writing go hand in hand as most of us know!  I've learned to cope with it, but what I can't get my head around is the way I dilly and dally some days and basically do anything to avoid writing. 

I love writing, so what's going on? 

Yes, I'm tired after work.  Yes, I have other things I probably should do instead of writing.  BUT I've already worked out how to deal with that stuff - I give myself a writing 'slot'.  So why is it so hard to pop in the memory stick and get going?  It's worse when I'm on my own in the house, strangely enough.  I write best with my husband on the X-Box at the other end of the room talking into his headset and making loads of noise.

Maybe I can't cope with the pressure to make the most of my time alone and get lots down?

Do let me know if you have the same sort of problem!

Happy November Insecure Writer's Support Day!

You can find out who else is taking part over at Alex J Cavanaugh's blog.

Thursday, 1 November 2012

An Award!

    A big thank you to Annalisa at Wake up, Eat, Write, Sleep for this Top Commenters Award!  Although I don't get much time to blog, I do try and keep up with the blogs I follow from time to time (how does everyone else keep up?!)  It seems that if I have a spare hour I should be writing, not blogging - it feels a bit naughty! 

Anyway, my nominees for the Top Commenter Award are:

LG Smith at Bards and Prophets
Mama J at Mama J Hearts
Rachel at Writing on the Wall
Heather at Random Interruptions
Pat Newcombe
Dana at The Daily Dose
Vikki at The View Outside

Over on my other blog you can read about what else I've been up to if you have time or want to.  I'm currently writing an erotic novella and I'm at the planning stage for a mainstream novel.  I just wish I could win the Lottery so I could give up work and do my writing justice...  (how many of us have said that?)

I feel like a juggler most of the time - don't we all? Thanks for visiting!