Tuesday, April 29, 2008



I don't know!

As the days go by I have more reason to be confident. But confidence at this stage is extremely dangerous, the fall if it comes is going to be big, the good news, if it comes, could be big. Meantime I'm keeping on writing. The final draft isn't completed & I need to have as much ready as I can. Certainly a complete, final dots and tees all crossed manuscript by the end of this school summer term. This is the second week I've been on C11, I seem to have got more self-conscious already. Could be because I'm reading as well. I don't normally read fiction when I write, but really enjoying Lionel Shriver's The Post Birthday World , even if I am groaning every now and then with sentence envy. The Sliding Doors-like plotting is clever, two Chapter 2s, two Chapter 3s etc, but I wonder where the sub plot is, no sign in the first few chapters.

Bye bye, thanks for visiting, come again soon.

Friday, April 25, 2008

CONF 537:

No news. Could mean good news. Could mean no news at all!

Friday, April 18, 2008

Conf 536:

This is where I had my author pics taken. Appx half way through estimated wait time now... can barely breathe.

Friday, April 11, 2008



It's hard to believe, but this is IT. I have the most fantastic agent who is right behind my novel.

It's time to say goodbye to my old pen name. My biog is up on the agency website and I'm being announced loud and clear under my real name.

Amanda's days are numbered too. I don't want to let her go just yet though. She's been through a lot. The London Book Fair starts on Monday, I will know one way or the other in the next couple of weeks.

Give me a few more days to get used to being me.

Friday, April 04, 2008



Have been having quite a few sleepless nights lately due to worry but last night's sleepless night was down to excitement. Long talk with agent yesterday, she's very happy with the ms and, as the London Book Fair approaches, it's all systems go. I'm getting a client contract in the post & am taking it in to meet her next week. It's the school holidays so she's invited daughter in too, isn't that nice?

SO any time now it could be farewell to struggling Amanda and greetings from the real me. When I've sorted the bio and photo I'll be on the agency's website & the link will be up loud and clear.

Bye bye, thanks for all your support, it's meant a lot.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008



This made me laugh out loud but at the same time annoyed me it was so good:

...my other failure was his smoking. He'd been at it for 15 years and already had circulation problems - a large varicose vein had appeared on his crotch, coiling across his scrotum and up his cock like a power cable.

What Rhymes With Bastard by Linda Robertson

Out next week and can't wait to read it.

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