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Doing the Ironing

I’m really enjoying writing this new novel. How long has it been since I said anything remotely like that? The past couple of weeks have been particularly intense as bit by bit I’ve picked away at what this novel actually … Continue reading

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What’s Up for 2013?

About the only thing I managed to do during the latter half of last year was put together a plan of work for the new 2012/13 writing year – that’s September onwards. Obviously, that’s been nothing short of a disaster … Continue reading

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GDRs: September’s Plan of Attack

Okay, so I’m nearly done with all my reviewing and planning, and it’s time to get down to work. So here’s September’s plan. Regular readers will notice it’s much, much smaller than of my previous years’ efforts, but at least … Continue reading

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GDR Annual Review 2011/12

My writing year runs from September to July, with August my month off to evaluate and plan. Usually I do this during and at the Edinburgh Book Festival, but it wasn’t to be this year. Here’s how I did… What … Continue reading

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April Review of Work

Fiction * Complete BACCARA BURNING – done * Start revision of GATECRASH – IP * Send GATECRASH to beta readers – not done * Re-write DAFFODILS for Bloody Scotland competition – IP Poetry * Complete production of POEMS FROM A … Continue reading

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Manky Scotland

Image: Flickr A manky day, truly manky. It was below freezing for most of it, the overnight snow (yes, snow!) had iced up hard, and I nearly skidded onto my arse at least twice on my way into the day … Continue reading

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Goals, Dreams, and Resolutions – November Plan

Fiction * Complete BACCARA BURNING and send to “trusted readers” * Complete full revision of HUNTING JACK * Submit and recycle short fiction returns Poetry * Complete Leith chapbook manuscript * Scan illustrations for SILLY POEMS and prepare manuscript * … Continue reading

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