Sunday, 27 January 2019
I mean, at the moment, I'm not really that fussed about dating. I'm liking life single. And well, we all know how depressed I get when I start going online and see the dross I have to put up with.
However, on the phone the other day to my agent, discussing future books, my writing career etc. etc. etc. and she said something about the online dating I'd used in the book that's been rejected; it didn't have the swiping left and right which is associated with online dating. And I replied, that is only if you want a shag. Those genuinely wanting to find a relationship actually look at profiles and message. And besides, I was basing my fictional online dating site on something like Plenty Of Fish, where there is the 'Meet Me' facility. But you don't need to swipe to message one another. You can view profiles and send messages without swiping. The 'Meet Me' is actually a paid for option.
I think those that haven't used online dating, don't realise that it is not the only way to meet people. Different sites work in different ways. And I tried to incorporate that into the 'rejected' book. (Book 4 as it's the 4th book I've written).
So, I'm thinking, having NEVER been on Tinder, should I go on there and see what the whole swiping left and right thing does?
Or do I want to get sucked into another dating app which will waste my life and make me miserable.
But it's for research...
Anyone been on Tinder... can you recommend?
Labels: author, dating, love, on-line dating, online dating, Plenty of Fish, research, romance, single, single mums, singleton, Tinder, writing
Thursday, 24 January 2019
There is always something that needs doing as mum, house owner, writer...
Now I'm in need of BookBub followers. This is the new thing and publishers are looking for their authors to gather followers. BookBub is another platform to buy books through. You can find the book and then decide where you wish to buy it, whether it be Amazon, iTunes, Google, Kobo etc.
At some point, I will sit down and work out how to get a button on my website and blog, to lead my readers to BookBub. But the problem is, this will probably take up valuable writing time. And as I feel as if I've sat at my desk long enough today, it will have to land on the ever growing To-Do list.
So, anyway, for now, if you would all kindly follow me on BookBub I would be eternally grateful.
Clear HERE to follow me on BookBub.
Labels: author, BookBub, marketing, reading, romantic writer, social media, socialising, Work, writer, writing
Saturday, 12 January 2019
As a romantic novelist I do... I'm writing about them, aren't I? But in reality, do they really exist?
This month marks that I have been separated/divorced from my ex-husband seven years. In this time, through online dating, I have met
Anyway, seven years single... on and off... and I'm still wondering will I find my Mr Right? Will I find someone who ticks most of the boxes. Maybe 'ticking boxes' is a crude term, but we all have things we look for in a partner, don't we? (Or is it just as we get older?)
And I'm not talking about materialistic boxes, I'm talking about their personality, their attitudes and beliefs in life. (Some of the materialistic ones are important too - you're a liar if you say they are not). These boxes are what help us click.
The longer I live a single life, the more I'm getting to enjoy it, and I'm not even sure I want to make time for someone else. But then occasionally I miss the kisses, the cuddles, the intimacy, someone to share everything with.
I did meet a guy last year. He really was one of the good guys. I know he was. My womanly-sixth-spidery-sense told me. He ticked every box going and some! However, there wasn't that 'spark' - not for me anyway. I am still kicking myself. I really really wanted there to be a spark!
But it's something you just can't force. Mother Nature won't let you.
Why does life send me arseholes to fall in love with, and when a good guy comes along I don't fancy them? (And it's nothing to do with falling for bad boys - if you ever saw He Who Shall Not Be Named there was definitely nothing bad-boy about him!) It makes me think I'm best not looking for love.
If you truly believe you've found your soul mate, then hang on to them, work at it when times get tough, and treasure every moment with this person, because I believe finding a soulmate is very few and far between. Not everyone gets to meet theirs. You are truly lucky.
So as I enter 2019, like I did 2018, single, I will see where it leads... Back in 2013 I was afraid of being on my own. For 2019, I can say confidently, I am not afraid anymore.
If only Tom Hardy would have me as a friend with benefits...
Labels: author, dating, friends with benefits, He Who Shall Not Be Named, love, New Year, online dating, romance, single, single mums, singleton, soulmates, Tom Hardy, writing