The psychology of an idea

I always assumed the idea for my novel came to me in a flash of inspiration. But I've come to realise its origins go back to my childhood, and that moments of clarity are sometimes decades in the making
By |January 22nd, 2016|On Writing|0 Comments

How many hours does it take to write a novel?

I kept a record of all the time I spent writing my first novel. Being a bit of a geek I couldn't resist putting some stats together. Here’s the story behind it. Plus of course how long it took.
By |May 18th, 2015|On Writing|1 Comment