"I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by." Douglas Adams
Those of you who read The Accomplice will already know that during July and August I am taking a step back from blogging to throw myself into the writing of novel three.
A couple of weeks ago I was watching a webinar from Sophie Hannah, where she talked about how she had realised that she was procrastinating getting stuck into her latest Poirot novel because she had too many other things on her plate, and she really needs to get all obsessive and focused at the beginning of a new novel.
A whole bunch of lightbulbs went haywire in my head and I realised that I am much the same way - especially at the moment as I have limited energy.
However, this substack is different.
I wanted it to be to support people who have various challenges when it comes to writing - whether it’s pressure of caring for kids, a pressured job, or like me, dealing chronic illness.
Pretty much the opposite, in fact, of nanowrimo - the intention is to make it possible for all of to write a whole novel.
Some days during July and August will be really basic - perhaps just boring accountability stuff where I talk about how my writing’s going, or the odd snippet from a writing book, or a reaction to a novel.
BUT also, I really want you to understand if you have any questions, or if you get stuck, or just want to chat about writing - you are always welcome to do so - either here in the comments, or on The Accomplice Facebook Page, or in the Facebook group - link below.
It’s thinking up a post every day which is difficult, so chatting about writing will never be a problem.