This week we celebrated World Book Day, but I want to urge you to use the event as an opportunity to remind yourself of those books which have most influenced you at any point in your life.
I was aware that with my first novel due for publication in mid-May, the comments would soon start a'coming; I just wasn't expecting them to have a'come already and to stumble across a review whilst I was looking for cat vine - doing serious, serious research.
Self-publishing is increasingly proving to be an effective way of building a fan base, garnering critical reactions and attracting the attention of larger publishers. I caught up with self-published Author Adam Sydney to learn about his experiences as the writer and publisher of three novels.
It is 9pm and the holiday house that we are staying in rural France has retired for the day; the garden cleared of toys, bikes, and all signs of long lazy lunching (which always merges in to dinnering) has been washed-up and put away, until the next day.
Over the past few weeks, I have looked in to a whole variety of ways of keeping myself sane while I write. It's not as though I want to chat all day, but having the odd conversation with an adult every so often would be nice, even if I don't get to share their pizza.