Hi all Feel free to join in this weekly challenge whenever you find yourself thinking, “I’m a fan of…” (see below for how-to). This week’s Fan Of… is my 200th episode of my Fan Of posts . Thank you so much for all your support with comments & likes, & especially to those who join…200th Episode — Fan Of… #200 — Photos by Jez
Fan Of… Album Pathway
After a slightly extended break from the blog–I’ve been working away in the background–I thought I’d ease back into posting by participating in my wonderful husband, Jez’s, weekly Fan Of… challenge.
Now, I’m slightly cheating here, but only slightly. We like a lot of the same things… so it’ll be no surprise that I’m also a fan of the Album Pathway in Glasgow.Continue reading “Fan Of… Album Pathway“
Author Journal 15th February 2023
This is going to be a short but sweet update. (I’m actually on holiday for the next week and totally forgot to say so in the last post.)
I was in pre-holiday brain mode for the whole of last week. Well, that’s apart from when I injured my left arm on Saturday, leaving me with non-functional arms for the rest of the week. I used Whisper.ai to transcribe my notes 😁Continue reading “Author Journal 15th February 2023“
Things in Scots: Running the Asset Edition – Swatch
Hiya! Happy Friday, and welcome to the latest edition of Things in Scots. This week’s Scots word is swatch (pronounced swaah-ch).
Today’s snippet is from the beginning of Act Two A of Running the Asset.Continue reading “Things in Scots: Running the Asset Edition – Swatch“
Author Journal 9th – 15th February 2023
Happy Thursday! At the start of the year, I had planned to post my Author Journal updates on Mondays to align with most people’s workweek. However, Monday is the end of my workweek, and I felt rushed to get the post out before the weekend.
So, after a few weeks of trying it out, I’ve decided to return to my original posting plan on Wednesdays. And yes, I know it’s Thursday today, but I had such a great weekend that I didn’t want to cut into it by thinking about work. 😊
Now, let’s take a look at how last week went.Continue reading “Author Journal 9th – 15th February 2023“
Things in Scots: Running the Asset Edition – Chitterin
Welcome to another Things in Scots. This week’s Scots word is chitterin. The snippet I’ve added is a bit longer than I normally add. But, if I’d kept it short, it would have lost a lot of the feel and flavour of the scene.
If you’ve been enjoying the audio companions, I hope you’ll enjoy my first foray into doing the whole video thing below.😬 (There may or may not be a whole lot of outtakes for some later date. 🤣)
Oh, yeah, it’s a wee bittie sweary and… intense.Continue reading “Things in Scots: Running the Asset Edition – Chitterin“
Author Journal 30th January – 5th February 2023
Last week was one of those weeks where I felt like I wasn’t making any real progress. I was getting work done, but it felt like wading through porridge that’s been left on the side for so long that you could set fence posts in it.
Have you ever had those weeks? I seem to get them a lot.
Anyway, last week I added my non-fiction writing goals into the mix. That could be what made things feel so slow and weird.Continue reading “Author Journal 30th January – 5th February 2023“
Things in Scots: Running the Asset Edition – Claes
Welcome to another edition of “Things in Scots”! This week’s Scots word is claes. The snippet is from the second half of Running the Asset’s manuscript.
But before we get into the nitty-gritty of this week’s Scots word, let’s set the scene.
Adam and Elle have just been caught in Trevor’s office (Elle’s boss and our bad guy). They’ve managed to talk their way out of it by the skin of their teeth… or have they?Continue reading “Things in Scots: Running the Asset Edition – Claes“
Author Journal 23rd – 29th January 2023
I hope you all had a fantastic week because I certainly did! This week was one of the most productive weeks I’ve had in months, and I have yet another secret project to share with you.
Last week, I mentioned I was working on a series of blog posts about writing romantic suspense. What I didn’t say was I’m also working on a non-fiction book series to help other romantic suspense writers.
When I say “working on,” I mean I’ve mapped out an eight-book series that’s easy to digest, with each book being around 20-30K words.Continue reading “Author Journal 23rd – 29th January 2023“
Things in Scots: Running the Asset Edition – Faut
Welcome to this week’s edition of “Things in Scots”! Are you ready for a new word to add to your growing Scots vocabulary? Of course, you are. This week’s word is “faut”, and let me tell you, it’s a doozy!Continue reading “Things in Scots: Running the Asset Edition – Faut“