In one month, I will at last head to Aberystwyth to research medieval Welsh at the university for the phrases I use in the book, Braided Dimensions, and to choose a site for Kyna's home (Kyna being, of course, one of the main characters in the novel). I'll be traveling by train from London where I'll first … Continue reading Research in Wales!
In the first years of working on my novel, Braided Dimensions, I shared it with fellow women writers. Several years into it, I shared some chapters with men. It was eye opening and really quite exciting to realize that Kay, the main character, immediately became a love interest for male readers, just as Baird was … Continue reading The Reader
Me! I'm having a first-time experience of someone reading my entire first fantasy fiction novel within five days. This is after working on it for six years, meeting with writing groups where readers consume it piecemeal over time. It's quite exhilarating to take the next step. Simmering on my back burner is a different kind of project, which … Continue reading Who calls editing exciting?