Fiction, Life, sex, Writing

It’s cold outside – do you need warming up? Let’s talk sex…

I've just written the first (of a few planned) sex scenes in my manuscript. It is not a 'door closed' book where the reader feels only the chemistry but details are left to the imagination. There is a lot of advice out there about writing such scenes. Some people believe there are rules one should… Continue reading It’s cold outside – do you need warming up? Let’s talk sex…

DAILY WORD PROMPT, Life

Ok, hands up …

.... whose Christmas Tree only made it as far as the garden? This is precisely the sort of thing Japanese Monks would not allow to happen. They never allow a no-longer-needed item to merely congregate with further objects of past usage. They give away, recycle, burn, break down. They see items no longer needed by… Continue reading Ok, hands up …

DAILY WORD PROMPT, Flash Fiction

When your heartbeat is the only thing you can hear …

Her feet wouldn't move; welded to the floor they were. She knew she needed to leave the bedroom, wanted to most desperately. But those feet were stuck in mud, or concrete. She looked down to check but the pink socks with the dirty fluffy soles were quite free of shackles. His voice - hoarse from… Continue reading When your heartbeat is the only thing you can hear …

FAMILY LIFE

Armageddon Ice-age is coming ..

Allegedly. This weekend onwards for at least a week. Siberian winds and icy temperatures such as we haven't experienced in recent years in the UK for longer than a day or two. Let's make a lasagne while we talk weather. Being a farmer's wife, the weather has always featured in our day, many times a… Continue reading Armageddon Ice-age is coming ..

Fiction, Life, Writing

When rejection leads to improvement

As promised, Harlequin Mills & Boon did indeed send me some feedback today on that potential first chapter and synopsis which I rather rushed in order to submit before the competition deadline last Thursday. Their email is a reassuring mix of helpful tips where I have let myself down and positive praise - they like my… Continue reading When rejection leads to improvement

DAILY WORD PROMPT, Life, Writing

Happy Sunday Afternoon… 🖌

Oh the irony.... today marks this achievement, if it can be described as one:- 100 posts, with varying levels of interest to you - and, believe it or not, containing over 23,000 words in 2018 posts alone which could have (should have?) gone on the manuscript! But I've enjoyed blogging and in essence, the mini… Continue reading Happy Sunday Afternoon… 🖌

DAILY WORD PROMPT, Fiction, Life, Writing

Hook your agent, publisher, reader. How? Synopsis

Synopsis writing can be a dense fog through which to tip toe with a white cane, praying you don't trip on unforeseen obstacles. Lorraine Ambers breaks it down here so beautifully, I feel almost excited to have a go at writing one for my novel (which is completely ridiculous as I've only written a third… Continue reading Hook your agent, publisher, reader. How? Synopsis

DAILY WORD PROMPT, WELLBEING, Writing

How much money have card companies made from today 🙄

Some days I'm a hopeless romantic... Others I'm a sceptical, suspicious kinda girl... WordPress displays much love poetry today... And some whose feelings unfurl.... 🌸 Some people spend today alone... Thinking about the couples all around... But don't forget that loneliness.... Even within coupledom can be found *********** Don't forget to love yourself today 😍… Continue reading How much money have card companies made from today 🙄