Amanda is my writing buddy.
We have never met. We exchange messages on social media, by e-mail and sometimes by post.
Amanda is a woman of many talents. University lecturer, PHD, runner, stationery addict and most importantly, writer.
She is completing the A to Z Challenge – you can visit her here. Her stationery blog is worth a quick look too, but I warn you; stationery is seriously addictive. My novel needs to succeed to support my stationery habit.
Her first novel is coming out soon, in fact there is a launch event at Waterstones in St Andrews. (She is a proper author!)
I was sitting looking at two sprawling first drafts, trying to work out what the hell to do next. Amanda and I ‘met’ on Twitter. She has been incredibly generous in sharing her approach in producing a book, and unstintingly supportive. It is no exaggeration to say that without Amanda, the best debut novel that I have ever written will not ever see the light of day.
For that reason, my first post in this A to Z Challenge is a simple thank you to Amanda.
Many people are aiming to complete the A to Z Challenge – this is the list. Go and check some out, obviously Amanda’s first.
This is the first of 26 posts in April (Sundays we get to rest) as part of the A to Z Challenge.