Outlining + Designing the Cover for ‘Loch Nessa’ (and a writing update!)

I made this video a little while ago, but I’ve been a *little* bit lazy about posting my videos over here on the website. I’m sorry! From now on, I promise I’ll try harder. But, you know, it is me, so if you want to make sure you find out as soon as these videos go up, you can subscribe to my YouTube channel.

Anyway, over the next few days, I’ll endeavour to catch you up on all the videos I’ve forgotten to tell you about. (I’m sorry! I know, I’m the worst.) There’s some exciting stuff, like Manuscript Mondays, my Free Book Club, and my new Day in the Life of an Author series… Very exciting!

But back to this post.

Anyway, this video shows how I brainstorm ideas, write outlines and design covers (although it doesn’t show the whole process, because that would be RIDICULOUSLY BORING, I know). It’s just a short video, but I thought you might enjoy a quick little behind-the-scenes look into some of the stuff I do as an author. Let me know what you think!

The outline for Loch Nessa is now done, and I’m just quickly reading over Hell’s Belles before I actually start writing. I was meant to have Loch Nessa written and published already, but I had a bunch of freelance work come up. No, seriously – I edited four books in January. FOUR. And when you edit a book, you have to read it multiple times. My mind pretty much turned to jelly in the midst of that. Basically, I ran out of time for my own writing – but hey, I’ve published two books in one month before and I can do it again!


I should probably go and get some work done now. It’s been so long since I’ve written a book that I’m actually a little nervous to get started, which is ridiculous because I’m the only person who’s going to see it.

The situation is so dire that I actually went for a run this morning to avoid exercise. Yes – me, exercising. This does not bode well. Actually, before I get started on writing, maybe I should have a shower seeing as I’m feeling a little sticky from all the sweat (yes, I know, I’m a master seductress). And then maybe I’ll grab a snack. And then…

OK, OK. I’ll do some work.

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