I cherish the time I spend alone writing - it helps when all three dogs sleep at the same time - and I can lose myself in my latest book. At the moment I'm between books, Broken Faces has been published in ebook format and will be coming out in paperback in the Spring, and I should be receiving edits from my new editor at Accent Press for the fourth book in the series, A Jersey Bombshell. In the meantime, however, I'm staring at a blank page and planning my next book.
I've learnt many things about writing and one thing that I didn't know until a published author friend pointed it out to me a couple of years ago, was that when you post a review to Amazon.co.uk, it doesn't show up on Amazon.com and visa versa.
So, if you want to help an author whose book you've enjoyed, apart from telling your friends about the book, the most visual way for the author to see you've enjoyed his/her book is by posting a review, ie to Amazon.co.uk/Amazon.com. Then copy and paste your review and post it on the opposite Amazon website. It's a huge way to encourage writers, most of whom have severe bouts of self-doubt... like I'm having today.