Hey presto!

As proof of the efficacy of leaving a novel to marinate, I woke up this morning with a new idea which should make more sense of the whole thing. All I have to do now is to write it all down! (yes, that's the hard part) 'Frozen in Crime' has been sitting on my computer …

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 …