Under blue skies

As I wait for my novel to marinate, I've mostly been stuck indoors looking at rain pouring on to the conservatory roof, but today I should be able to get on with some long-postponed gardening which I am hoping will encourage me to mull over the story-line and come up with some inspired improvements! Of …

31,000 words in

I hope Pitkirtly fans will be pleased to hear I'm now well into the 5th novel in my mystery series. Already the vague plot that was in my head has mutated into something rather different, and I am slightly dreading but also looking forward to the next scene I have to write, which looks like …

Countdown to a novel

This week I'm on my final countdown to the 1st of June, when I will join Camp NaNoWriMo and attempt to write the next novel in the Pitkirtly mystery series. I imagine the week will go something like this: 5 (today, Sunday 27th May) Panic about not knowing where to start - try and think …

Introducing Lynda Wilcox

Please welcome my guest for today, Lynda Wilcox, another UK mystery writer. She has just published her new novel 'Strictly Murder' as a Kindle book on Amazon -  http://amzn.to/K1MC6U.  Lynda talks here about blurbs, which are indeed impossible things to write. Who would have thought summing up all those months of work in two sentences would …

Writing a series

I've just released the latest novel in my mystery series, entitled 'Death at the Happiness Club'. I'm very fond of my Pitkirtly characters and I intend to write at least one book a year about them until I'm not fond of them any more! Every time I start on a new mystery novel I find …