So I should probably share the news that has been dominating my life for the last eight and a half months: I'm pregnant, folks. Yep, pretty soon my husband and I will be welcoming a wrinkly little potato-faced creature into the world - god help her. With the impending arrival less than two weeks…Read more 5 Struggles of Being a Pregnant Writer
Lately I've been pursuing publication for some of my short stories, and I feel I'm settling into a good rhythm of submissions and rejections. My current goal, at its barest bones, is to be paid professionally for a piece of my work. A lofty one, I know. Anyone familiar with writing submissions knows just…Read more Storymart: 5 Pros and Cons for Writers
Dominique Lane has been the An Inspired Mess artist since the website's creation - and she's behind every piece of Jack Hansard artwork you've come across. If you follow my Facebook or Twitter channels then you'll have seen all the previews, behind-the-scenes, and extra illustrations that she's created. Right now, Dom is working on the…Read more Meet the Artist!
This is an update for all you fantastic people following the progress of The Jack Hansard Series. Firstly: thank you for your amazing support! It means a lot that you've stuck with me (and Jack) throughout this weird journey. I've just recently finished editing Season 1, and so have turned my sights to self-publishing. Joining…Read more Cover Art: Ask the Audience
Dydh ha, my lovelies! Just popping my head above the surface to let you all know that I'm still here, and that An Inspired Mess is far from sitting quiet. I'm now halfway through editing The Jack Hansard Series: just ten more episodes to go! Every week I upload the polished edit of another episode…Read more Let’s Connect! But how?
Holy crap. We made it guys. We made it to Episode freakin' 20. Now what? I suppose we should have a quick retrospective. An Inspired Mess and the Jack Hansard Series launched way back in January 2015. I published one episode roughly every two weeks - sure, I took a short holiday in the…Read more Season Finale: What happens now?
Merry Holiday-Of-Your-Choice from me and all the gang! Just about managed to Lego-ify them accurately - there was a distinct lack of blue hair for Peggy and Coblyn-like clothing for Goron and Ang. Let's say they were bribed with pies to dress as elves. If you want to have some fun Lego-ifying yourself or your…Read more