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 In 2015, I won the Pitch Perfect competition for unpublished writers at Bloody Scotland, the crime writing festival held in Stirling each autumn.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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Here’s the thing. Writing is important to me. Really, really important. I love that feeling when the words are whizzing out of my head and onto the screen and the story takes on a life of its own. It’s amazing. … Continue reading
I love September. It’s been a while since I was studying anything but it still feels like a time of new beginnings, of fresh opportunities, of renewed energy. A time for pencil-sharpening and planning and setting goals. It’s also when … Continue reading
There’s something about the phrase “New Year Resolutions” that sounds rather rigid, destined to fall at the first fence. Having thought about what I learnt in 2014, rather I’ve made a list of plans and hopes and intentions for 2015. … Continue reading