I can’t be the only one wondering who I am after the year we’ve had. My job basically disappeared overnight: schools closed to visitors, publishers slowed right down, and my writing time was instead taken up with homeschooling my kids. Things are readjusting themselves again and there are signs that things will pick up, but … More Who Am I?
Now that term is properly under way, I’ve recovered from the holidays and am getting back into the swing of writing. And remembering just WHY my job is so flipping awesome 🙂 This week so far (it’s only Wednesday), I have done the following: downloaded Windows Movie Maker, taught myself how to use it, and … More What I’m Working On This Week
It would have been a packed six weeks anyway: a family holiday, three festivals, holiday courses for the kids…but this summer has been extra packed because I’ve had a mountain of writing to do! Just before the end of the summer term, I delivered the manuscript of ELECTRIGIRL 3 (title still under wraps for now!) … More What I Did On My Summer Holidays #3: Writing
This is a difficult blog post to write. It’s not about writing – although it kind of is. It’s about a friend who died. And about bad luck. And making the most of what you have. And love. Two and a half weeks ago (is it that long already?!) a friend of mine died unexpectedly. I … More When A Light Goes Out
The End. That’s what I’ve just written. OOH it feels good 🙂 I’ve been working on this particular story for a looong time, even though it’s quite a short book compared with my usual output! But it’s taken months and months to work out how to do it ‘right’, and thanks to some very clever … More My favourite words
Today I’m blogging over on Words on the Shelf about why I chose the title that I did – thanks to Mazz for hosting! http://wordsontheshelf.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/guest-postblog-tour-looking-at-stars-by.html
Today I’m blogging over at Pen To Paper – thanks for having me, Dani! If you click on the link below, you can find out how Looking at the Stars was written and what the disadvantages are to writing without a plan! http://www.pentopaperblog.com/2014/01/looking-at-stars-by-jo-cotterill-blog.html Due to a small glitch, the photo I meant to go with … More Why Looking at the Stars was a pantster’s and not a planner’s book
I’ve been working on a project for a long time now. It’s never got beyond the first 10,000 words, and it keeps changing, but I SO want it to work. A few months ago, I got in touch with Cathy Brett, who is a super, super illustrator, and asked her if she’d be interested in … More Plotting world domination…