Annual review 2020

Annual review 2020

A year ago I set myself the target to publish at least my dragon shifter book this year. I also choose Focus as my word of the year, and wanted especially to apply that to routines, words, clearing, and togetherness.  Well, this year was not the year that most of us...
Time passing

Time passing

It’s funny how time works. Days go by without you realising, and suddenly it’s nearly five years since we moved here. Nearly ten years since we got married, and we’ve spent nearly half of that time in the Netherlands. The children have both now spent...
Feeling my age

Feeling my age

This is me from about ten years ago, more or less. Dressed as Pippi Longstocking for some reason. All day no-one could keep a straight face when they looked at me. And yes, it was a work day. I had to be careful not to turn my head too quickly, in case I poked anyone...
lessons learned

lessons learned

So, a new year has just started, and it’s time to look back over what I’ve achieved with my short stories. I published four, two weeks apart between Thanksgiving and New Year. Publicity and promotion is hard. Most of the time I felt like I was shouting...
On metamorphosis

On metamorphosis

I am struggling at the moment – I know what I want to be (an author), but though I have a plan for how to get there I’m not there yet. I feel like I’m in an extended period of metamorphosis. It’s nearly five years since I last worked in an...

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