Becoming Charlie Davies

Guys, I think I’m turning into Charlie Davies. Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve been writing ‘Graceless’ most days, and even on the days when I haven’t actually written anything I’ve been plotting and planning things that will happen later in the series. (There are a couple of bigger story arcs that I kind…

On Missing Deadlines…

Maybe I’ll change my author bio to “Clare Kauter was born three weeks late and has been missing deadlines ever since.” I’m sorry. ‘Graceless’ is super late. But it’s coming.  I’ve added a little progress bar on the side of this page (the bottom if you’re on mobile) that tells you how far through writing ‘Graceless’ I…

Sick As, Bro

Today I feel like death. Not in an all-powerful reaper of souls way, either. It’s like I’m in the early stages of the pestilence that will eventually claim the earth. My head is fuzzy and my thoughts are slow, like they’re having to swim through treacle. Perhaps my brain has begun to dissolve in its own…

Working In Retail Sucks

Retail. Why oh why did I ever think I that was a good idea? To be far to Past Me, I got the first job accidentally after five days of work experience when I was barely 15. It was at a book shop. I’d applied to work there because, being young and a little vague…

A Day in the Life: Work For Days

This post was originally written in December last year, in the middle of the pre-Christmas retail rush when I spent my days pedalling DVDs and my nights writing and editing novels. (Such is the life of a newbie author-entrepreneur.) Needless to say, things were a little hectic. I spent that month feeling VERY tired. Whether…