Here be (writing) dragons

Writer’s block. No one talks about how painful it is and how disconnected it makes you feel from everything around you. You don’t, or can’t I suppose, realise just how disconcerting it is until it grabs you by the collar and shakes you around. Well actually, it doesn’t so much …

My so-called summer

I gave up my freelance job in May for a summer of non-stop writing. Well, that was the intention. I’d polish the novel, land an agent, get a publisher and a modest advance so I could focus on book number 2. I’d been looking forward to the opportunity for months. …

Wanted

Wanted: Drill sergeant to crack the whip and get me back on track. Well meaning, kind-hearted types need not apply. One month of no serious work and I’m feeling flabby and out of sorts. I’m thinking of hiring a literary trainer to come by and cut off my internet . …

10 steps to my metamorphosis

While my Mojo is off backpacking around South America, I’ve had plenty of time to ponder on writer’s block and fickle muses. You see, in order to be successful writers, we must sometimes stomp and set fire to the notion that we can only write well when inspired. Based on the inspiration/perspiration formula, muse participation …

Quick Mojo update

Thank you to all who have posted comments or sent reassuring emails about the return of my Mojo. So far there have been sightings of it backpacking in Ireland, having tea at the Ritz and even sunbathing in St. Barts. Whether it is clutching a cup of Earl, a Guinness or a Pina Colada, my …