RG: Finding something passionate and fulfilling to take up time that would otherwise be wasted on mundane stuff.
RG: Put the framework for your story together and stick to it. Lauren Beukes gave me the best advice when I started writing. She said “finish your story”. In other words, don’t mess about with marketing or anything else, rather stick to finishing the story first. You gotta keep your eye on the ball. If you busy yourself with other stuff in the middle of writing, then you lose focus and momentum which makes it that much harder to start writing again. Be consistent. Write at the same time and place.
RG: I’m currently working on the framework for my next novel.
RG: So much of the same stuff has been written about that what I really wanted was to create something different. Something unique. I read a book once, long ago, about the Lemurian civilisation so I decided to use it as a basis for my story. It just works. I believe that it speaks to people today. It’s filled with mystery, intrigue, prophecy, crime, spirituality, adventure and suspense. It’s best described as a new-age, dystopian thriller. Dan Brown meets James Redfield.