IT’S A WRAP, BABY!

Well not quite! But the first draft of Kurinji Flowers is now complete. I can’t quite believe it – I’ve written like a mad thing over the past four days. I know there’s a lot more to do – things to flesh out further, stuff to change,...

INDIAN IMMERSION DOWN IN DEVON

I just broke through the fifty thousand word barrier on my new book Kurinji Flowers. Being here in Devon in the pouring rain is a great incentive to getting the words down. And even in the Devonian deluge, a good tramp down the country lanes always helps get the...

DOWN IN DEVON AND SCRIBBLING AWAY

I’m back here in Sheepwash Devon at the wonderful writers’ retreat run by Deborah Dooley. This is my third visit here and I was very chuffed to find that Anne Tattersall whom I met here last year is back again too – along with two other lovely people...

INDIAN WEDDINGS AND MORE MOOD MUSIC

When I first went to India – to Tamil Nadu – I was invited to a reception following a wedding. I had been to an Indian wedding once before in London – that of my friend Bhanita – but this ¬†was for a couple I didn’t even know! I was...

FIGHTING WITH MY CHARACTERS

I’m having a bit of a battle. My characters are getting downright insubordinate. Talk about rank ingratitude to the person who’s giving them life. I thought the fact that I’d got the whole story mapped out would mean I just had to sit down and write...

BOATPLANES, CONFESSIONS AND AGH! MY ACHING SHOULDERS

Poor old Ginny’s having a bit of a rough time. Soon after the dis-arse-terous dinner party, she hears some news requiring her to make a speedy return to Blighty. That led to me searching for the quickest route to get her home again. I managed to find a copy of...

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