2014 is ending in a seriously sparkly way… Oh Sugar! has already been reprinted. And it has been as high as 13,000 in the Amazon bestsellers rank, which is pretty good going considering there are millions of books on Amazon and the publication date for my book is tomorrow! (If you’re confused by this, as I was… Continue reading Blazing a trail in 2015
Last night a friend (who it has to be said has more than a passing affection for a certain fizzy drink) sent me this photo entitled ‘A Perfect night in’…. Naturally, I am not endorsing such outrageous 'reading nibbles'! But it did make me laugh. It also made me do a double take. My book is supposed to… Continue reading Writing a Book (Part 9): A perfect night in
Today was a day much like any other EXCEPT for one remarkable thing: a nice chap from the editorial team presented me with a copy of my first ever published book Oh Sugar! So... what happens when you’ve wanted to be an author all your life and you see a printed copy of your book for the… Continue reading Writing a Book (Part 8): What happens when you’ve wanted to be an author all your life and you finally see a copy of your first published book?
Wow. I actually did it. I have finished the book and emailed it to the publishers! I am in shock. The last few weeks have been a whirlwind. Ten- and fifteen-hour days 7 days a week have kind of taken their toll. I emailed the book at 11am last Wednesday. I wish I could say I… Continue reading Writing a Book (Part 4): I DID IT!!!
I have turned into a person I don’t recognise. Normally my home is tidy. I can’t cope with mess; it makes me feel depressed and overwhelmed. So, whilst I wouldn't say I’m obsessive about tidiness and cleanliness, I usually manage to keep on top of things. Not so now. Now that I am up at… Continue reading Writing a Book (Part 3): Lower your standards of cleanliness
I have reached the end of what is technically known (at least, in my world) as the ‘splurge’ stage of writing a book. After reading everything I can get my hands on about sugar - books, blog posts, websites, journals, newspaper articles - I literally have sugar coming out of my ears (a nasty complaint).… Continue reading Writing a book (Part 1): The splurge technique
I know. I don’t say anything for months and then I pipe up to tell you I’ve got a book contract! I can hardly believe it either. Here’s how it happened: Remember the temp work I was doing at the publishing company? Well I started out doing basic data entry. Normally, the idea of doing… Continue reading I have been commissioned to write a book!