By Teika: Generally, choice is a good thing. Having plenty of choice feels exciting. It IS exciting. But it can also feel daunting, and confusing, particularly if you don’t consider yourself to be a great decision-maker. And once you start making choices you inevitably close doors. You may feel as though you’re missing out. Or […]
Finding the willpower to finish the first draft
By Tom: We’ve all been there. January the first. This is the year! I’m finally going to get that first draft finished – just watch me go. There’ll be smoke rising from my keyboard… February the first is a different matter. The burst of energy and excitement that fired you up in the new year […]
Choices, choices, choices! Your publishing options.
By Teika: I love to discuss publishing with writers (with anyone who’ll listen, in fact!) and something that I’ve seen over and over is the idea that there are two main routes to getting a book published: 1. Acquiring an agent and getting a traditional publishing deal with one of the ‘Big 5’ publishers (and […]
The beginning, part two
By Tom: 7 years ago I had a conversation with my wife that changed my life. In fact, it led to many changes in our lives. First, and most obviously, it led to the creation of Mother’s Milk Books. Second, and less obviously, it led our family away from the standard model of two parents […]
By Teika: 7 years ago I had a conversation with my husband that changed my life. Our daughter was about to start school, and the spectre of my old job loomed ever larger. I didn’t want to go back to it. I wanted to go forward, to embark on a new project, one that could […]