Catherine recently landed a two-book deal with Corvus, an imprint of Atlantic Books. Her debut thriller, Distress Signals, is out on 5th May 2016.
Episode 9 includes:
Sneak peak of the title of Catherine’s self-help book (not really): ‘Don’t start until it’s already too late!’
‘I’m going to go all in’: The moment Catherine Ryan Howard committed 100% to her writing.
Catherine’s insight on success: ‘I have discovered that if you want something bad enough you will get it done… And it will involve actual sacrifice.’
And keeping going: ‘The more you do it, the more you want to do it.’
Catherine also reveals her unusual revision technique:
‘I retype the whole thing… I can’t be one of these people who go like surgically goes into the middle of a chapter and does things – I can’t deal with that at all.’
Also in the show:
NaNoWriMo has started. Good luck if you’re taking part! I am not doing it officially, but I am trying to get as many first draft words done this month as possible.
I mention my recent writing troubles and the article I wrote as a result: The Only Way to Defeat a Bad Writing Day.
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