Eila Jameson-Avey

stories about diversity.

Category Archives: Frustration

16th July, 2017

I just wanted to start by congratulating Emily Maguire for making the short list for Miles Franklin Award and good luck for next month when the winner is announced. I … Continue reading

August 6, 2017 · Leave a comment

29th April, 2017

It’s been three months and I’m pleased to say I am on the second edit of Living in London.  However, I’m not saying it’s been easy.  The first edit involved cutting 20,000 … Continue reading

April 29, 2017 · Leave a comment

16th July, 2016

So the long haul of editing begins in earnest.  After a rather hilarious reading at my writer’s group of the development of my protagonist and her relationship with Mike, I … Continue reading

July 16, 2016 · Leave a comment

7th July, 2016

Wow, one month since my last post!  It has been a busy month, reports to write among other things. I attended a Children’s Book Writing course, run by Aleesah Darlison, … Continue reading

July 7, 2016 · 1 Comment

19th May, 2016

As I plod through my editing, well it’s not quite that hum drum, deleting scenes in the first draft that don’t support the character development is proving more difficult than … Continue reading

May 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

21st April, 2016

The focus for this past week has been editing and it has progressed quite well.  It’s always a trial, having to read over your work for fear that it doesn’t … Continue reading

April 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

10th March, 2016

We had an interesting session at our writers’ group last week. We meet up to critique each others work. On this occasion I took in a piece of work from … Continue reading

March 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

4th February, 2016

After completing the second edit of Simon Goes to Spain I realised how much a story can change in the editing and revising stage. The first edit was done immediately after … Continue reading

February 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

28th January, 2016

Well, it’s back to work for and I already feel like I’m back on the treadmill. No more lofty ideals or deep contemplation, it’s all about keeping my head above … Continue reading

January 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

21st January, 2016

“Creativity is intelligence having fun.” Albert Einstein. This quote is one of many that Einstein penned, but how accurate is it? In our everyday lives we are so often drawn … Continue reading

January 22, 2016 · Leave a comment