WEEKLY ROUND UP: new books, new plans, old chocolate #amwriting #writerslife
“It’s involved me scoffing a lot of chocolate left over from Christmas”
The first week back at work is over! Already the festive season seems a distant but wonderful memory. Despite writing during that period, it was only sporadic attempts, in front of the fire, stopping whenever something good came on telly or I fancied more cheese and biscuits and perhaps a cheeky glass of something sparkly. But from Monday I had to get my serious writing head back on… It’s been a slow slide into it, though, I’ll be honest (it’s also involved me scoffing a lot of chocolate left over from Christmas).
I’m currently writing my second book for Bookouture. This one will be another standalone psychological thriller for you, and I’m already very excited about it. It’s a dark and claustrophobic tale…but I can’t say more than that right now – sorry, I couldn’t resist the tease!
And here’s another tease… There’s some exciting news about my first Bookouture novel looming on the horizon. I can’t tell you what right now, but I’m keeping everything crossed that I’ll be able to soon, so please watch this space.
As well as writing, I’m organising a new section for the blog, where authors will share photographs of things that have inspired them to write, or sparked the idea for their latest books. The ones I’ve received so far have been so diverse and really fascinating – I can’t wait to share them with you to see what you think. Authors who have agreed to take part include B.A. Paris (Behind Closed Doors, The Breakdown), S.D. Sykes (The Butcher Bird), and Sarah Ward (In Bitter Chill, A Deadly Thaw).
So there it is, my first Weekly Round Up of the year. Have a great weekend, everyone!