Catherine’s Video Blog Thingy: Episode 2

Welcome to the Distress Signals Blogging Bonanza! What’s that, you’re wondering? Well, you can either go and read this post or read the next sentence. In a nutshell: Distress Signals was out in paperback in the UK and Ireland on January 5 and hits the U.S.A. on February 2, and every day in between I’m going to blog as per the schedule at the bottom of this postIf you’re in Ireland or the UK, you can download Distress Signals for just 99p for a limited time.

TODAY IS FRIDAY which can only mean one thing: I’ve made a huge mistake. Because on Fridays, I committed to posting a video blog. (WHY?!) Here it is, the second episode of Catherine’s Video Blog Thingy…

In this episode:

  • My new favourite plotting tool
  • A podcast that every writer should listen to
  • Your questions answered
  • Lots of things going wrong
  • My glasses perched precariously at the very end of my nose.

Let me know what you think in the comments below, which is also the same place you can leave any questions you’d like me to answer in next week’s episode.


Remember: there’s a super sexy hardcover edition of Distress Signals (the American one, out February 2) up for grabs, signed to you from me. To enter, simply leave a comment on this post or any post published here between January 5 and February 2. One entry per post, so comment on more than one and increase your chances. Open globally. Good luck!

Also, it’s just 99p to download right now! 

5 thoughts on “Catherine’s Video Blog Thingy: Episode 2

  1. Joel D Canfield says:

    “Anything that delays the writing of the book.” Try making your own quill pens. Educational, good for hand-eye-coordination training, and makes the geese feel useful.

    I recently got an MLK inspirational poster after ordering an aerial photo of a camel caravan. Not sure of the connection. Pigs in Paris is clearly a bacon thing, but camels and MLK? Dunno.

    You are a natural in front of the camera. Stick with it until you get comfortable and start having fun with it, because you’re very good at it. (Distracted by workmen is completely acceptable for a young lady. Truly.)

  2. Susan Lee Kerr says:

    Oooo, thrill! Direct writing-agentsearch advice from Catherine to me, by name even! Thank you Catherine, your answer (based on your esteemed experience) is what I suspected it would be. In my heart of hearts I knew and kow: just keep writing the book and get it done. Seriously.

    Loved glimpsing the plotmap — more of that nitty gritty coalface please!

  3. Laura says:

    I actually can’t tell you how excited I was to see another video! =) I do have a question, did you ever think about self-publishing? I’m really torn about how I want to go about this process. Yikes!

  4. Marion says:

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  5. katielookingforward says:

    Not writing related, love your makeup!!! Also, I agree that the normal routine shouldn’t be locking yourself away for a week or two, you gotta be living life! I love the idea of using calendars to help block out time/stories lines!

    My favorite podcast right now is “Harry potter and the sacred text” its breaking down the books chapter by chapter.

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