On first readers

On first readers

Today I sent Butcherbird to my first reader, which is both exciting and terrifying. What’s a first reader? Well, some people call them an alpha reader, but either way, they are the first person to read your work. Often, the only person or people to read the...
Shiny Maths

Shiny Maths

I’ve been doing quite a bit of tracking lately, mostly of words written and time taken. It’s been a revelation!! I’ve discovered some really interesting things. I can write an average of 10,000 words a week. I can write an average of 2,500 words an hour (that’s...