A writer’s distractions.

Last year, writing was a tornado and I was gripped, swirled around in the frenzy of the story I wanted to tell. This year, writing is like a glass bottle lazily floating in the Channel, drifting towards shore; I see it, waddle towards it, freak out at the touch of seaweed on my feet and... Continue Reading →

Flaccid ideas.

30th March 2018 The online anthology for the Creative Writing MA has been released. Surprisingly, I felt elated when I spotted the announcing tweet and realised it was two years ago I stared at the screen of my previous (temperamental) laptop clicking through profiles of previous students who had completed the MA and finished manuscripts,... Continue Reading →

Amiably ignored.

20th March 2018   Submitted my manuscript to Hellie Ogden at Janklow and Nesbit on Saturday following shortlisting for the prize and have had a serious wobble. Despite her being very clear that drafts are "completely fine" after I explicitly declared that my MS was very "drafty", I'm a nervous wreck. Truth is, I was... Continue Reading →


March 4th 2018   Got my first rejection last week, from Linen Press. Really excited by it. It's one of the first steps to becoming a published writer. A 'real' writer. Though I still don't know what I mean by 'real'. When I spoke to Mum and Eli about it a year ago, I said... Continue Reading →

About me

Welcome to my website. A place to keep up to date with me as I try to make it as a published novelist. Three years ago I decided, 'I'm going to be a writer.' Until that point, I'd been pretty miserable hopping from job to job. After the existential crisis that was my twenties, I... Continue Reading →

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