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Lost in your time

I’m back posting on this blog. Having a site was a learning curve which I didn’t particularly enjoy. I missed the friendliness of this blog and I’m glad I’ll be able to follow others and comment a lot more easily. I hope it will be easier for you to comment too 🙂

Thanks for bearing with me these last few days. Tired of being hacked on my site, I made the decision to move back here, which meant a lot of work and adjustments. Please let me know if you can’t find something or have a question.

Thank you!

Lost in your time

Novelist meets French rock star, prepare for the sparkles.

Rock star or husband – which would you choose?

Ah, the dangers of the internet! We’ve all been warned, but do we take notice?
When Natasha clicks on a link, her whole life is turned upside down. A flash from the past, a chance meeting with a gorgeous French rock star…
A chance to start over and forget the pain and misery from the last two years.
But can Natasha let go? Will she accept this new twist in her life?

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Kindle is on fire


Amazon launches Kindle Fire
Lots of interesting articles abound. Which Kindle should you choose?
This morning I read author Jason Pinter's article in the Huffington Post. One reader left a
comment arguing authors could not signe e-books. To my knowledge this is now possible.
Terrific, but is it the same? You won't get to meet the author that way, that said
book signings are declining.
In the Guardian I read:

He ( Amazon boss)  then took a swipe at Apple, saying there would be no need to synchronise the Kindle Fire to a computer, as people do with their iPads. “That model, that you are responsible for backing up your own content, is a broken model,” he said.

Interesting!

As an author I keep an eye and try to inform myself.
I'm lucky that my publisher is taking care of this process.
Many writers say how easy it is to upload your book on Kindle.
Maybe I shall give it a go one day and do it myself. I'm curious by nature.
However I still prefer reading paper books. I spend enough time writing my own novels
on my laptop, I need a break from screens.
Also I love going into a book shop or a library and taking my time, whatever little
precious time I have.

Things change, we have to keep up. Many years ago I never thought I'd write my novels entirely
on my laptop, now I wouldn't dream to write a first draft on notebooks.
Still, some authors I know still do that.
We all make changes at our own pace.
What about you? Have you switched to Kindle yet or do you prefer paperbacks?



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My writing haven…

Where do you write?

In my dreams I have this vision of myself writing in a peaceful setting, a little summer house perhaps in my secret garden.If the weather was nice, you’d find me amongst the roses.

In real life, I write here, there and everywhere.I’m always on the go or simply running around after the children.

Truth is, I love being surrounded by my children and luckily I am able to look after them, home-educate them and somehow throw a little writing in the balance.

Often friends visit and wonder how I get anything done.I’m sure it looks like chaos to them but I’m used to it and as long as the kids are happy, that’s fine!

A little peace

There are times when I do need a little peace, just to hear myself think and not juggle so many balls in the air.I’m not terribly disciplined most of the time, although when needs must, I can be.I’m also a frustrated perfectionist .

The perfectionist in me clashes regularly with the go-getter me.

Planning

I’m always amazed to hear how other writers commit to their writing as if it was a 9 to 5 job.I’m not at all like that and I am a very messy writer.

I write in bouts, often wondering how I’m going to reconcile all these little sparks and make something worthy of it.

I’m forever stopping and starting, a page here, a few words there, several notebooks everywhere, my laptop almost always switched on.

Thank goodness for Apple

I’m a Mac user and Apple convert.A laptop that springs to life, the minute you lift the lid, my dream come true!So whenever my daughter or son clamour for my attention, I put the lid down, ready to start  as you open it again.Ah, technology!

I do have a dedicated place though where I store all my writing tools and bits and pieces but most of the time I just carry it all in my laptop bag together with notebooks.

I told you, I’m a messy writer, what about you?