The more I write, the more self-doubt I have

“And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.” ~ Sylvia Plath

When I first started writing novels, about twenty years ago, I wrote just for me. I had a dream to become a published writer, to maybe one day be a full-time writer, but I knew that wouldn’t happen anytime soon. I was just not good enough of a writer yet. Self-doubt held me back from asking feedback on my novels, which I could’ve really learned from. (more…)

Bi erasure prevents me from coming out

I’ve been having a lot of conversations about my sexuality this month. Conversations that centre around bi-erasure as much as biphobia Not surprising, as it’s Pride month. And the more I talk about it, the more I’m sick of hiding who I am. I’ve been thinking a lot about coming out. Not just to my immediate family (they know I’m bisexual already), but also to my friends and my conservative parents and siblings. (more…)

Lockdown dampens my libido

woman masturbating

My family and I have been in lockdown since the 15th of May. By my calculation, that makes today 15 weeks of being cooped up in the house together. For the last three weeks, my youngest son had been able to go to school, which had been very good for him, but for the rest of us, the only time we get out is to do groceries (my husband), walk the dog (me) or go for a run (my oldest son). (more…)

CLOSED – GIVEAWAY to celebrate Surrender in the Library

My latest novel, Surrender in the Library, began its life as a serialised novella on my blog under the title Silence in the Library. You may have read it, but as it was just a first draft, written for myself more than anything, it wasn’t the best quality. I have edited and re-written the novella so the final result – Surrender in the Library – is something I can be very proud of. (more…)