Today the builders are working on the roof. Lanni (my cat) and I are not happy. Loud and disruptive. It's as if the drilling is against my skull. I practically ran out of the house this morning. Now I'm settled in at a cafe. For a while I was set up in the courtyard by … Continue reading Writing The Story
I signed up for a course from Writer's HQ. A free mini masterclass for short fiction. The first week focuses on the ideas, stripping everything back to basics. The first task is to write out a true story from your own life. My pieces tend to err on the magical side. Writing consumed me when … Continue reading Truth And Writing
I believe in my last post I spoke about submitting a piece to Dear Damsels! Well....It got accepted!!!!!! I haven't submitted all that much work to magazines or competitions, due to a mix of self doubt and perfectionism. however I was happy with this piece I wrote so thought i'd give it a go. I … Continue reading Woot Woot!
Or rather my tiny part of the internet. Just a little post to congratulate myself on submitting a piece to Dear Damsels. I think the hardest part was the biography. Rebekah is an aspiring novelist living with her husband and two cats in the east midlands. When she’s not writing you’ll find her at a … Continue reading Hello World?
Day Five: A trip to the Lighthouse Ragged and wild, I felt at home. Seagulls soar below, dark wings arched. Uneven steps narrow and worn. The Lighthouse white and sturdy against the rough seas. Dark sprawling patches of water like the shadow of a Kraken. Tides meeting, white waves crashing against placid waters. A thrill … Continue reading South Stack Lighthouse
Day Four: Magnolia Garden and two friendly robins Tom is still struggling today, weak legs and extreme fatigue. My mother-in-law is brewing a pot of tea and my father in law is off trying to take photos of RAF planes. Ridicules in it's opulence, tiered gardens, canons positioned against balustrades, the Menai straits spreading out … Continue reading Plas Newydd
Day Three: Games and Rhosneigr Tom and I played a pretty little game called Patchwork. tiles fit neatly into a grid, which represents the quilt. Essentially the one to fill the most of their quilt with the patchwork tiles wins. Shut up & Sit Down have done a great review. I won the first game … Continue reading The Oyster Catcher, Anglesey
Day Two: Silver Bay A lazy morning, and the discovery we'd forgotten a good many things. Most importantly my food. I'm still not confident with different foods. Tom was terribly ill in the morning and we both completely let things slip through the sleepy net. We'll be heading to a supermarket tomorrow. I've been writing … Continue reading Anglesey Again
I've been away living in a tiny cottage with no Wifi. Though I have not blogged, that doesn't mean I've not written...Our First Stop: Attingham ParkA windy path to a grand blocky mansion. Small seating areas scattered about the old stable blocks, seats outside in a sheltered courtyard. A variety of dogs big and small, … Continue reading A Week Away In Anglesey
I have a friend who wonderfully talented and supportive. One of those people who are good at most things. Apart from getting in touch, I'm for sure better at that. They also read this blog...so... Often times I feel a bit like an amorphous blob when I think about all the things they have accomplished. … Continue reading Retreating