Novel writing

Welcome old friends and new!

For the past two years I have been working on several books – and avoiding setting up a website. I am here now, at last, with one novel complete enough that it is being considered by an agent and publisher, after two successful pitches through The Australian Society of Authors Virtual Literary Speed Dating event. Last week, I finished the first draft of a second novel and submitted it to a mentorship program, also administered by The Australian Society of Authors. Exciting times.

I have learnt a great deal since I decided that if I did not commit to writing, right at that moment, I might never do it. One such thing is that self-promotion, which in this case is little blurbs of chit-chat in a written form for your perusal, is a necessary part of the writing life these days. Those of you who have met me in real life will know that I am quite a fan of the conversational arts, so I shall simply view my blog as a visual extension of this. I can only imagine how some less chatty people whom we rightly consider the greats of literature would have thumbed their noses at the idea of a blog. But I am not such a great; I just have a few stories to tell and if you would like to follow along as I share the ups and downs, you can do so by subscribing πŸ™‚ I suspect it may be quite the ride… *see earlier note re my love of conversation πŸ˜‰ *I will not be cluttering up your inbox more than once a fortnight though πŸ™‚

May it be a good day where you are.


  1. Hooray Annie! Great to see your post in my inbox. It has been such a pleasure walking alongside you in this adventure. One day we will celebrate our publications together and say β€œdo you remember when?” xxx Karen.


    1. Annie W says:

      Thank you! I am thrilled/terrified to be here and lucky to have you here on the journey! xxx


  2. Shelley says:

    Strapped myself in and looking forward to the ride!


    1. Annie W says:

      Thanks, Shel! Brutal honesty about the rollercoaster coming up!


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