I have downloaded the WordPress app to my phone for the express purpose of blogging some lessons I learned writing 12 books in 12 months, even though I’m not in Edinburgh or anything. Isn’t technology wonderful?

Lesson One
You cannot stay up all night writing. No matter how much coffee and Easter egg you ingest, you will still find yourself falling asleep on the sofa at 4.30am.

Lesson Two
The best way to increase blog traffic is to interview John Allison.

Lesson Three
You didn’t hear this from me, right, but you don’t actually need to read all the time to keep coming up with ideas. It does however affect the way you execute them.

Lesson Four
People on the Internet are very supportive of hare brained schemes. This is probably because following the exploits of fools is a useful tool for procrastination.

Lesson Five
Everyone has advice to give you, but none of it matches. All you can do is piece something together that works for you.

Lesson Six
Once you start obsessively checking blog stats, it’s very hard to stop. Just say no, kids…

Sorry to anyone hoping for something more profound, that’s not really how I roll. And now if you’ll excuse me I have to contribute to a conversation about the hotly tipped vampire squid romance genre. It’s what everyone will be doing for NaNoWriMo 2012.

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