Touch is Complicated

Dabble is still working well for me, I've transferred another scene and wrote up scene notes for character, locations and plot points. A very clean layout. Scrivener is still my favourite for developing plot and writing but Dabble works very well for revising. For the past few days I've been suffering from a nasty cold. … Continue reading Touch is Complicated

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

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

Is It Over Yet?

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?

Keep The Writing Going

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

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

Easy does it

Today was a little calmer. I'm still without my laptop and it's more than a little infuriating. My mum's very kindly loaned me some money and I ordered a shiney new laptop a couple hours ago.  Today I wrote a little post about a quilt I made for my niece's second birthday. Actual numbers are less than accurate … Continue reading Easy does it

Being An Aunt

Yesterday consisted solely of running around after my niece. She is flipping adorable. We had the best day together. It consisted of throwing food about the place, reading books, going to the park, singing songs,¬†rolling around on the bed, ¬†signing along with Mr Tumble, chasing cats, running around in a circle and two really good … Continue reading Being An Aunt