Angela J. Phillip
Saturday, 5 November 2022
Wednesday, 14 July 2021
Dreaming of drawing
It's so long since I posted but this morning I'm waiting for a new laptop - one that I can draw on. I've sold several things on Ebay so that I can buy this but I'm not sure that it will be OK.
Thursday, 18 February 2021
Don't want another dad!
Lame Crow Press is offering a discounted deal on Bk 2 in the Daniela Hoffman series. It's The Third Father.
I thought about this and it applies to me - not the story in The Third Father - but to my life. The dad who brought me up was the one who adopted me. He was my real father. I knew there would be a biological father somewhere but I never did want another dad. When I was little, my dad cycled as fast as he could to bring me ice creams before they melted. He worked hard his whole life to look after me and never asked for anything in return.
Monday, 15 February 2021
Daughter has a secret
in case you missed previous offerrs for this book.
THIS IS BOOK 1 IN THE DANIELA HOFFMAN SERIES.
WATCH OUT FOR DISCOUNTED DOWNLOADS ON BOOKS 2 AND 3 COMING VERY SOON.
Monday, 25 January 2021
What is purity? Read about Pure Dani.
You can read Pure Dani: love in another country for free on KU or just £1.99 for the ebbok, £6.99 paperback . This is book 3 in the Daniela Hoffman series set in Papua New Guinea. It's a coming of age story.
Monday, 11 November 2019
Thoughts on a Sunday night (inc update)
I've spent most of today drafting Tuesday's bookchat post for Hastings Online Times. It's about marketing and even now, I don't like thinking about it (the marketing I mean, not the post).
I think it's because marketing means advertising and although it feels fine to advertise other people's books, it doesn't feel quite right to advertise your own.
Like every other writer in the world, I want to spend my time writing, not thinking about marketing but never mind.
Photo by Edgar Chaparro on Unsplash (Sorry I haven't got a pic of Goatee in Oz, but the goat in this pic looks like a splendid old goat so he'll have to do as a stand-in.)
Tuesday, 5 November 2019
Monday, 4 November 2019
I spent the whole of last night trying to go to sleep between titles. I'd just be dozing off when I'd think of another one. Got to write it down or I might forget it. This process repeats until it's almost morning and I'm exhausted.
top image - Pixabay at pexels.com
Wednesday, 30 October 2019
'I'm too old to even worry about it' - now who said that? It might have been Jimmy Reed.
I realise that I've been putting off getting my first series of novels published because I've been worried about this, nervous about that. Not sure that they are good enough. Not wanting to be judged.
The truth of it will likely be that nobody will notice my books. It's like playing a gig and you make a mess of a song. Surprisingly, people don't seem to notice, but it burns a hole inside your head so you want to disappear, wear dark glasses never to be recognised again, stay indoors for the rest of time. My fiddle teacher used to cheer me up by saying, 'Don't worry - forget about it. It happens to everybody. It won't be on the news.'
So I've made a decision to publish my first novel before Christmas. I was going to put it off until March. And once I've done the first one, I shall hopefully, follow it with the others
Thursday, 24 October 2019
Thursday, 17 October 2019
Playing with sea and sky
Monday, 14 October 2019
When I was about eleven, I got the chance to earn some money from potato picking. I was excited and rushed off to work the first day dreaming of the money I'd earn. By tea time, I couldn't stand up and hobbled home in a bent position. This was repeated day after day until I could eventually do it without pain, but then the boredom kicked in.
That's what my writing feels like at the moment - or rather the rewriting. I've lost count of how many times I've rewritten it all.
Are spurts of boredom warning signals?
Photo of cat (at top of page) by Juan Gomez on Unsplash