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The worst has happened. I've saved my writing on a usb for the last three or four months. It made it easy to edit work on both my laptop and desktop. Now my writing has been eaten by nano-gremlins. Today I shall sulk. Tomorrow I'll look into how on earth I recover lost files. I'm … Continue reading Well Shh…Sugarplums
So my best friend wrote this about me. I couldn’t help but show it off.
by Elizabeth Lovatt
(for my best friend)
Do you remember when we first met? Don’t worry, I don’t either.
So here goes, it went like this:
You standing there small and delicate with your light brown hair falling loose down your back and your big Disney eyes which later would get you cast as the Little Matchstick Girl in our school play. You standing there with your mother’s stubborn chin, determination on your face, ignoring all the other kids and looking only at me.
‘Hello,’ you said, confident, as if it was the easiest thing in the world, as if the first day of nursery was no big deal and making friends wasn’t the making of us. Oh, but it was.
Or maybe it went like this:
Me, hiding behind my mum’s legs, pressing nose and cheek into the nylon rub of her knee, until glancing up – I see…
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...Or rather revising is hard. My brain has turned to mush. I'm doing good work but it very much hurts my head. Today I have rearranged eighteen scenes for the latest revision! Today's word count: 500 What it feels like: 10,000 words
I'm a big fan of Scrivener, I've been using it to write for about a year but only recently discovered how much fun I can have with templates. If you've been following my blog you'll know I've been working on getting my novel ready to be sent off to a couple of competitions at the … Continue reading Fun with templates
Writing and sewing have one very key thing in common. If you rush the early parts the end product is going to rubbish. Not only that it will be incredibly difficult. I am very impatient. It's something I have to work on. My Synopsis is acceptable for this draft but to actually make it exciting … Continue reading Skipping steps never works