Hello World?

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?

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South Stack Lighthouse

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

Trace Your Logic

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

Wonderbook

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

Tentative Steps Back To Writing

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

Novelling Away With Maths

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

A Winter Morning

The Morning after my brother's wedding I awoke to a picturesque snowy morning. Here's a short piece of observational writing I jotted down. Through a misted window I watch two greyhounds lollop about. One rolls on his back, biting at great chunks of disturbed snow. A boy, wrapped in a blue snowsuit, watches his dad … Continue reading A Winter Morning

A Wedding Reading

I had the pleasure of attending my brothers wedding a the weekend. It was a wonderful event. An intimate affair, only forty or so guests for the main event. I was asked to do a reading. A reading I was asked to write! after much faffing, many terrible cliched lines and a minor existential crisis … Continue reading A Wedding Reading

Things Are Just A Little Bit More Difficult

My husband has been ill with an undiagnosed stomach issue for coming up to two years now. We have seen many doctors and had umpteen tests. none of which have been able to shed any light on what is actually making him ill. The most frustrating aspect of this illness is the unpredictability. it is … Continue reading Things Are Just A Little Bit More Difficult

Mental Health And Self Care

Simultaneously feeling isolated and overwhelmed. Out at a meal today I had the tightening of a dread knot in my stomach, clumsy words and an intense desire to leave the table and never return. I've  not felt this way in a while.  This morning I didn't find any joy in writing my novel. Uncomfortable and anxious at the … Continue reading Mental Health And Self Care