Romantic Suspense and Romantic Adventure Author

Tag: Work in Progress

  • Things in Scots: Running the Asset Edition – Polis

    Things in Scots: Running the Asset Edition – Polis

    I’m not having a high-level brain fart. I know I just posted Wummin on Monday, but for the last month or so, I’ve been toying with switching my posting days around. I usually post TiS on a Monday and a What I’m Reading post (when I have time to read) on a Friday. I chose […]

  • Author Journal 5th – 11th May 2022

    Author Journal 5th – 11th May 2022

    Wow. Wow. Wow. What a week last week turned out to be; I’m still reeling from it. I’ve got this weird detached feeling about it. It’s like this crazy combo of it was a year ago and that it was someone else’s experience. Basically, forgive the lack of detail about what occurred last week.

  • Things in Scots: Running the Asset Edition – Wummin

    Things in Scots: Running the Asset Edition – Wummin

    It’s the first TiS of May, so I thought I’d ease us in with a nice easy one. Here’s the snippet… (unedited first draft)

  • Author Journal 28th April – 4th May 2022

    Author Journal 28th April – 4th May 2022

    Have you ever set yourself a huge goal and then instantly regretted it? Yep, same here. With the goal I’d set myself last week, I was starting to have some serious doubts halfway through the first morning of the week.

  • Things in Scots: Running the Asset Edition – Dinnae

    Things in Scots: Running the Asset Edition – Dinnae

    This week’s word is super easy. I had a different word in mind for today, but the snippet was full of spoilers 😬 And, as I can’t search for just italics in Scrivener, I thought I’d cheat and go with a nice easy one. Here’s the snippet… (unedited first draft)

  • Word Count Update 21st April

    Super quick update. I decided to try using my wee dictaphone to get my writing done today–to then run through my transcription software. BUT… I can’t dictate without seeing the words on the screen. The story was there, but the writing felt cold and clinical. The moment I saw the transcribed text (which took forever), […]

  • Things in Scots: Running the Asset Edition – Eariwig

    Things in Scots: Running the Asset Edition – Eariwig

    For the longest time, I had no idea that this week’s word wasn’t English. One of its meanings is the same as its English counterpart–earwig. But there is another meaning in Scots (and quite possibly Northumbrian), which you’ll find in the example below. Here’s the snippet… (unedited first draft)

  • Word Count Update 18th April

    It might be Monday, but this is my Friday in my tapsalteerie (Scots word meaning topsy-turvy) world. I don’t tend to write on the last day of the week, but I’m nearing the end of Act 2B, and the shit is really starting to hit the fan! Today I added a further 1,682 words! Pretty […]

  • Word Count Update 17th April

    😳 Today is my first (and possibly last) +3K-word day ever! I was led to believe there was cake when this happened… Where is it? Gie’s ma cake! 🍰 🤣 Running the Asset‘s manuscript is now at 116,827 words.

  • Word Count Update 16th April

    2,777 words! I’m knackered, but I’m so happy. The story’s really starting to pick up pace, and it seems to be having a similar effect on my daily output 🤗 Running the Asset‘s manuscript is now at 113,822 words.