Showing posts from March, 2019

Masquerade: Oddly Suited with Anstice Brown

Today I'm taking part in the blog tour for Masquerade: Oddly Suited , a young-adult romance anthology from The Insecure Writer's Support Group which is coming out on 30th April 2019! I've invited one of the authors, Anstice Brown to my blog to answer one simple question about her story (my favorite question, if you haven't noticed). The question: If you had to chose one song that best captures the essence of your short story Sea of Sorrows , what song would you choose and why?  The answer (by Anstice): The song that best captures the essence of Sea of Sorrows is"What I Did for Love" sung by the character Diana Morales in the musical A Chorus Line  (music by Marvin Hamlisch, lyrics by Edward Kleban). Here is a beautiful version sung by Lea Michele from Glee: The song was originally about how a dancer would feel after suffering a career-ending injury, but it can be applied to lots of different situations in which you know success, love or ha

I'm Baaaaack! IWSG: March 2019

Hi everyone! I've finally made it back to the Insecure Writer's Support Group - and I've finally finished the first chapter in the second part of my current WIP. *whew* Let's hope this is the beginning of a pattern. I don't have any good reason for having stepped away for so long, just got distracted by other shiny objects. I honestly got scared there for a bit that this writing thing was just a phase that had passed, but I've felt the pull back to it and am happy, happy. Today, as I dip a toe back into feeling like a writer, I just want to remind everyone that no matter how stagnant you may feel in your writing, no matter how many steps you feel like you're taking backward, you're still way, way ahead of where you were when you started this writing journey. EVIDENCE: My cousin recently returned this correspondence to my mum. It was written many moons ago by 7-year-old me to my dear, sweet  Aunt  Leona, whom we lost last December. (My re