Monday, 6 January 2014

Launch into 2014!

It looks like 2014 is going to be a busy year! 

Lots of books to read for Christmas presents. A heap of Daphne du Maurier old favourites, plus two by Virginia Nicholson. Millions Like Us about women's experiences and the Second World War, and Singled Out, on the effect on women's lives after so many men were lost in WW1.

I also had a Kindle for Christmas (I mean, any author who publishes an e-book has to have an e-reader, don't they?) and the novel I've chosen to read first is Helen Hollick's The Kingmaking, which I'm thoroughly enjoying.

I've got my current novel draft to read and revise, so that will keep my nose to the grindstone.

Plus I have lots of family history leads to explore. After the Midwinter Blog Hop on Family History Secrets, I've learnt a little bit more about that black sheep of the family, Edward Colley.

Then, at the end of the month we have SilverWood's Open Day at Foyles in Bristol. I'm looking forward to meeting my fellow SilverWood authors.

And it's only January!

Happy New Year to all of you.


  1. All systems go! Just as long as you don't get so engrossed in reading that you neglect your writing. I'm hoping to do more of both this year but it's difficult getting the balance right.

  2. So true! I try and do my writing first thing in the morning and then 'other' stuff after that. Only so many hours in a day, though!