I'm Vanessa and I'm a writer, currently working on my first novel. In 2015, I won the Pitch Perfect competition for unpublished writers at Bloody Scotland, the crime writing festival held in Stirling each autumn.
This is where I write about what I'm reading, where I'm going, what I'm writing and other random things such as house renovations and the neighbourhood where I live. I also include author interviews, guest posts from bloggers and host occasional book giveaways. See the About Me page for more info.
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Category Archives: My Writing
That’s it – the revised manuscript has been sent to the agent who suggested some tweaks and said that “all being well, we can move forward in a positive way”. I have rewritten chunks, edited the rest and I think … Continue reading
Crikey, long time no see. How’s tricks? It’s been while since I was here, albeit a while where ‘write blog post’ has been a constant fixture on my to-do list. Then again, so has ‘go to the gym’ and ‘replace … Continue reading
So far, 2017 has been a curate’s egg of a year – good in parts. I spent most of January recuperating from the vile chest infection that laid me low for much of November and December. I coughed so badly … Continue reading
Well, at least I met one of the deadlines I set myself this year. Finally, a couple of days ago, I sent the manuscript for Death Will Find Me off to a couple of agents who had asked to see … Continue reading