Christmas time is a beautiful and wonderful thing, from seeing family and friends to chocolate oranges and fairylights strewn across buildings. However it is also draining, physically and mentally. Money worries and family politics. That's not to mention the inevitable illness that comes from doing too much and eating out of a routine. It's a … Continue reading Is It Over Yet?
Just a quick update. Today my plans were all over the place. In the end I stayed home (my temporary home at least) and hung out with my little sister. We watched My Hero Academia and she showed me an ungodly amount of Pokemon fusions. Earlier in the day I wrote more of my short … Continue reading Keep The Writing Going
Nanowrimo crashed and burned this year. What with an extension making my house unlivable, a chest infection, falling down the stairs and the exestential dread the election brought, writing has been near impossible. Tomorrow is the last writing group of the year and we're having a Christmas party. Living in the sticks with my inlaws … Continue reading It’s been a hell of a time
I this point I shall finish My novel on 8th January. Not the best. My brain feels like sludge. It's not useful that there's only one room I feel safe to be in. I feel like I'm in a goldfish bowl. Builders visible from every window. The noise is jarring. Hammering from the roof, planks … Continue reading Write Write Write
I struggled to get going today with writing. However, in the end I managed to get a little bit done. Apparently at this rate I will have 50,000 words done by 21st December. Today I Wrote 620 words
Nerves fraying I headed to my first write in for Nanowrimo. Shuffling in I searched for a seat. Due to a last minute change in location the place was rather full. After being given goodies aplenty I settled in opposite a fellow writer. Their were fun little mini challenges and reward stamps! Next time I … Continue reading My First Nano Write-In
Last minute decision to do Nanowrimo (National Novel Writing Month) this year. I'm not doing it the traditional way of writing the bulk of a new novel (50,000 words) in one month. This year I decided to get sh*t done. I have plenty of novels half finished, The last thing I need is another. Instead … Continue reading Nano Time
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!