Tuesday, January 25, 2011


Last time I posted I was the Procrastinating Writer. Since then I've been the Dithering Writer and now I'm happy to report I am the Decided Writer.

So, what does that mean?

It means that I have broken my No Diversion rule. Three years ago a germ of a story popped into my head and started me on this great adventure of writing. I've cut my teeth on that story, poured my heart and soul into it and watched it grow from a tiny idea to a three book series - rather big books at that too! And the really best part is that my writing has improved and I've learnt so much about the craft of writing.

However, three years sometimes feels like thirty and I've got stuck in a rut. The passion has faded (just a little) and the thought of rewriting a good portion of book one fails to thrill me in any shape or form. So, the new story, the one I'd put away when I wrote my last post, has been resurrected and Blackbird is taking a well earned nap. But don't worry, I certainly will not forget about it. As perhaps only a writer will understand, I love those characters. They are almost a part of me and I want their story to be told.

As I throw myself into this new project I am feeling invigorated and excited about writing again and I know I've made the right decision.

I'll tell you about the new novel in my next post, but here is a little peek that could have been lifted from Chapter Two!

The SS Ionic, Port Chalmers, 1880s.


  1. Awesome!!! So pleased to see you've DECIDED to go with this. Can't wait the hear more of it tonight. :)

  2. Go for it Sue! I'm dabbling in another project too, and it's definitely refreshing and exciting.

  3. Pen and Certain Book - thanks for the encouragement!

  4. Ah all is clear now ... I'm reading your posts backwards!