Travel, Leaps of Faith and Becoming a Better Writer

Mar 12th, 2018 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 7 min read

Until recently, I never thought I was the kind of person who liked to travel. For starters, I never had anyone to go with. My friends either had children or 9-to-5 jobs which meant they couldn’t pack up and go on some off-season adventure (the only types I could afford). Those who could preferred to spend a weekend on the beach, tanning, drinking and ‘being...

Choose Kind: The ‘Wonder’ Review

Mar 5th, 2018 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 6 min read

I really struggled to write this review. Normally I know exactly what I want to say and from what angle I want to take it, but with Wonder… No, see, even now, as I sit here for the third day in a row trying to catch the words, I find I’m at a loss instead. One draft of this review started with how I saw...

Editors Editing: Jodi Gallegos

Feb 26th, 2018 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 6 min read

While reading an article on the subject, I realised that I hadn't ever given much thought as to why writers ought to try a few different editors before sticking to the one that was right for them. The editor I have has been with me since I first started writing novels. For me, she is perfect but her style of editing is extremely difficult to the...

Boxset Indulgence, Bloodsuckers and Book Reviews

Feb 19th, 2018 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 3 min read

It’s easy to indulge in a television boxset. You have the option to multitask when and if you want to. With books however, multitasking is a luxury you can’t have. You have to fully invest and do nothing else when you’re reading. It’s no wonder, then, that I struggle to get into series. I usually read the first book and then put the rest of...