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
Today I look on the tricky task of skin colour in my novel. Even though my world is pure fantasy I want to be mindful of perpetrating negative stereotypes. I turned to Writing with Color (as a Brit it kills me to spell colour without the u). The website is an absolute treasure trove. After … Continue reading Trace Your Logic
Tuesday's are always a bit of a write-off (no pun intended). the mornings are hectic as I look after my toddling nephew. Add a dentist appoint with all the fear adrenaline that brings. I found I needed the afternoon for rest. Wonderbook - The Illustrated Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction Today I used Widening Context … Continue reading Wonderbook
Let's try this again...There's a ball of worms squirming in my stomach. I feel like an utter failure. I write so infrequently it can barely be called a hobby. But enough of my self-pity. Today I picked one of the numerous writing books from my shelf and sat down at my laptop and wrote. The … Continue reading Tentative Steps Back To Writing
I want to finish editing my novel this year. I sat down and did the maths, in order to get the remaining 74,000 words revised I need to write roughly 6,750 words a month. That's 2,250 a week. I'll probably only be able to write four days a week so...565 a day. Today I Wrote: … Continue reading Novelling Away With Maths