Slow Progress is Still Progress

Today I set a fifteen-minute timer and let my mind loose on an unwritten scene. A release from the minutia of revision, I'd like to set more time aside for this, a chance to let the characters develop organically through dialogue and action. If you've been following me you'll know I have set up a … Continue reading Slow Progress is Still Progress

Reconnecting

Reaching out to family and friends has been a massive boost for my mental health, I saw my little sister for the first time since lockdown, at a Social distance of course. It was exceptionally hard not to hug her. I left the stress of getting tea and cake to my husband. An incredible amount … Continue reading Reconnecting

Asking Permission

Today I learned to slow down and ask permission. I have not gone back to normal. I am educating myself everyday on issues surrounding the Black Lives Matter movement researching more black businesses to buy from and donating to causes when I can. My online profile doesn't necessarily reflect this. There have been so many … Continue reading Asking Permission

Making Time To Write

I've followed a couple of courses from Reedsy in the past the first being How to Craft a Killer Short Story by Laura Mae Isaacman, it was very useful in exploring new ways to craft short stories. I've also signed up for Build a Rock Solid Writing Routine, though have been terribly neglectful in reading … Continue reading Making Time To Write

Pause

It's just a quick one today, I'm exhausted. Since the death of George Floyd and the calls for action I have thrown myself into the Black Lives Matter movement. I really don't want this to come across as feeling sorry for myself or patting myself on the back. Any depression anxiety or frustration I am … Continue reading Pause

Me and White Supremecy

I was hesitant to write this post being painfully conscious of the fact that this movement is not about me. However, seeing as I have stayed silent in the past for my own comfort I will speak out now. Any examples or lessons I share are not meant as a teaching tool, I only want … Continue reading Me and White Supremecy

Connections

Kind of emotional today as I put a lot of worry and sadness into a piece I'm writing for Dear Damsels. Their current theme is Connection. My not-so-little sister came to mind. I was around fifteen when she was born, we have an amazing relationship. being apart from her is one of the hardest things … Continue reading Connections