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The Domino Effect – What Jane Did Next

The Domino Effect – What Jane Did Next

How’s this for a domino effect… Up until five years ago I hadn’t written creatively since school days, and I had never painted. I would buy art supplies and never use them. I would try to write something and know it was awful. What changed? […]

Feedback on My Novel… Even I Didn’t Imagine This…

Feedback on My Novel… Even I Didn’t Imagine This…

‘Hi Jane – wow! It’s been quite a few versions since I’ve read this and it’s really polished… …it’s more cohesive than earlier versions. I love it. Reminiscent of the Bronte’s and Daphne du Maurier I’d say. But it’s very much in the vein of […]

Nothing But Good News & Blue Skies

Nothing But Good News & Blue Skies

Dear friends, here’s the latest… It’s been a while since my last blog post because I’ve been laser beam focused on finishing edits for my creativity book ahead of the school summer holidays which started yesterday. I have to be really disciplined because editing a […]

What Rejection From the World’s Biggest Literacy Agency Feels Like…

Rejection 4 for my novel, received last night from Curtis Brown, one of the world’s leading literary agencies, is a great one…   ‘Dear Jane, Thank you for sending us Cailleach and for giving us the opportunity to consider your work. While we enjoyed reading […]

Love Letters Straight

Love Letters Straight

It was a long weekend that revolved mostly around creativity, nature, family, and food. In other words, nothing new. And with just a weeks of school i.e. uninterrupted writing time, I’ll be the one hitting the books, my books. To be precise Book 2, a […]

May Round Up…

May Round Up…

Making : Brunch for eight. Shaylyn’s college friends travelled down yesterday to sample Leitrim life. Going well I think. I’m making french toast. Cooking : Trout Meuniere for dinner. Trout fillets in burnt butter and almonds with lemon. Herby potatoes and broccoli on the side. […]