The Rough Draft: May 2020

If I’ve done nothing else this month, at least I can say I’ve done a ton of reading! I intended to read The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton this month, but after finishing a Matthew Reilly novel in April, I had a hankering to re-read my boy Reilly instead.   Reading This month I read:…

The Rough Draft: April 2020

Dusting this old thing off to once again bring you The Rough Draft, whereby I keep you updated on where I am in regards to my reading, writing, and other authorly goals. Unless, by some miracle, I actually start doing more ‘authorly’ things over the course of the month, I’ll be posting this review on the…

The Rough Draft: March Round Up

March! Oh my goodness. Such a productive month for me both in terms of reading and writing! Between bouts of editing for my second novel, I managed to read 35 books in March! ADFGHJ. Fair enough some of them were novellas or shorts, and other’s I DNF’d, but the vast majority were actual novels! After finishing…

The Rough Draft: February Round-Up

February has officially become the Month of the Hermit for me! Not a bad thing at all between the oft-unpredictable Scottish weather and the fact I had a novel to finish. It’s been a great month in spite of- or thanks to?- both of these things and I’m settling back into the family home with far…

The Rough Draft: January Round-Up

January has been a bit of a whirlwind month for me- most of it good, some of it… pending a trial-run as we head into February, and a wee bit of it rather saddening! Some of the whirlwind included, but was not limited to: finally publishing my novel in print format (nope, still not shutting up about…