Well, on Sunday evening I finally bit the bullet and retired my Authonomy account, shedding a silent tear in the process. Henceforth, no more ‘blueheart’, my screen name for the past two years. (Thank goodness, I am a relative ‘newbie’ to this writing community without the crusty familiarity of those old-timers with 5 or 6 … More The End of Authonomy
I’m not sure whether to laugh or cry. First, on July 31st my book landed on the Authonomy Editors’ Desk. Cue delighted celebration, mutters of relief from long suffering husband and friends sick of hearing of the latest rise or fall of Ghosts. Then on 19 August I got my review from Harper Collins, which … More Made it! – in the Nick of Time
Short answer: The Internet Long answer: Internet-overloaded brain susceptible to multiple distractions Back in the good old days when I was an unreconstructed technophobe, I would shut myself in my office after breakfast, refuse to answer the phone or open the front door, and linger blissfully on my novel-in-progress until I felt too hungry to … More The Pressure of Time on the Modern Writer, or Where did all my time go?