I completed NaNoWriMo and I am pretty happy about it.

I wrote fifty thousand words in a month. I actually completed a NaNoWriMo. Strictly speaking, I did what is called a ‘Rebel NaNoWriMo’ as I started a second novel halfway through. It isn’t my fault if a story jumped out at me and insisted on being written, is it?
Today feel…

A tale of two stories vying for attention.

There I was happily plodding along with NaNoWriMo and the second Dawn novel getting the words done, moving forward with the story when boom! The way to write my Stepmother Murder story came to me. I have been mulling over the idea of a thriller about murdering a stepmother for…

I have a request and a whinge.

Today, I want to talk about this blog and why I write here. Why I published most of my memoir here and what I jolly well am not here for.
Let me be really clear. Medium for me is a place to publish my writing and to read other peoples writing…

It’s NaNoWriMo everyone!

NaNoWriMo has begun. For those of you who don’t know, it is National Novel Writing Month, but really it should be called International Novel Writing Month because it has spread. I guess rebranding is tricky, just ask Mr Zuckerberg. And InNoWriMo doesn’t sound right.
But what is it, you ask?
Well, it…

My Writers Retreat was a success

What a difference a week makes, well, two weeks, to be specific.
Yes, I took two weeks of my annual leave to do nothing but hang out in my study and write. A Writers Retreat without the romantic cottage and picturesque views. A Writers Retreat where I was still cooking…

Rather than write.

All I want to do is write, to be a writer. I love writing and I am happiest when I write. Today I have given myself a word count and a target and I have nothing to do today but write.

I just found myself cleaning the thing that stops…

Week one of my “Writers Retreat”.

A blank Scrivener awaits…

It is already day three of my holiday/writers retreat, located in my ever so glamorous front room. I spent the first two days doing another edit of Dawn and the Duke. And now, today, I should be starting my next novel. Yet again, I am paralysed by indecision and doubt…

Procrastination can come from fear.

I have just started the two weeks of leave that I took purely to write. I figured if I could have two weeks just to write I can get some momentum going again and be able to keep that momentum going once I go back to work.

I started this…

In case you were wondering, no I really didn’t expect to be a Stepmother.

Okay, I know what you are thinking, “you were dating a man with kids; what did you think would happen?” Well, to be brutally honest, not this.
For starters, I have never had a relationship last longer than three years. That was my first marriage, so to be fair, most of…

Professional Help Is Worth It.

So I just got some feedback on my query letter and synopsis from my editor. Would anyone like to explain to me why the hell I didn’t ask for help sooner?
I mean, really, what did I think I hoped to achieve trying to do it on my own when…

Emma Sachsse

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