Getting My Writing Mojo Back

Whether it's a tempory high or a sign that this current  haze of anxiety and depression is passing, my motivation is back with a vengeance.  There are lists upon lists of things I want to write, make and fix. One terrifying task looming on the horizon is the dreaded driving test.  I am straddling the … Continue reading Getting My Writing Mojo Back

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I have a pseudonym!

...am I supposed to keep that a secret?  I have now sent off my Flash Fiction to Writers' Forum, after changing it to the first person (see yesterday's post). While I was at it I figured I may as well send the piece off to  the Winchester Writers’ Festival Writing Competition.  They required a pseudonym.  I had … Continue reading I have a pseudonym!

Always read the small print

I was just getting ready to send off my flash fiction when I decided to listened to that nagging voice which told me to recheck the specifications. After finally finding the correct magazine I was very thankful to that voice. I'd completely missed the fact that the piece is supposed to be first person. It … Continue reading Always read the small print

Editing Down

I Spent today revising my flash fiction down from 900 to 500. The first 200 words were easy. it began to get a little trickier after that. I think I'm happy with the result. I'm not sure if the story is any good, but my husband liked it so that's something.  My main motivation for … Continue reading Editing Down

First draft of my Flash Fiction

I don't know if this is something unique to me, but I'm feeling more than a little embarrassed at taking so long to write a piece of flash fiction. I feel like I should just be able to hash out five hundred words and be done with it. five hundred words in a novel is … Continue reading First draft of my Flash Fiction

Productive Day

After the horrors of dentist yesterday I decided to take today off work. I wrote a to do list and had a very productive morning. My writing went pretty well today. I wrote about 350 words of my flash fiction. Considering the total word count is meant to be 500, I will be doing a … Continue reading Productive Day

Slow and Steady

I have discovered I don't do well with short deadlines. I need a story to ruminate. The characters have to grow into themselves. Thankfully due to a typo in Writers' Forum, I was given an extra month to write my flash fiction. I've practically finished it now, just a few tidying up bits. Today's Word … Continue reading Slow and Steady

An Anniversary Post

Today is my third wedding anniversary. I've had a lovely day and I  am writing this as my husband is playing Dark Souls III, his anniversary present. It's the first day I've felt relaxed in a couple of weeks. We played a game of Pandemic Legacy  and I had fun organising my brand new sewing box. I … Continue reading An Anniversary Post

A Witch an Ice Rink and a Time Capsule

I'm going to give this Flash Fiction Competition another go. I'm not leaving this one to the last minute. This months entry is due on 29th April. I could attempt the one before that, but i don't do well with pressure. The theme is Keep it Light and the plot has to be taken from the Fiction Square … Continue reading A Witch an Ice Rink and a Time Capsule

I Forgot about The Deadline

Today has been a pretty good writing day. I was really struggling to write a flash fiction about a person with mental illness under the given specifications Writers' Forum gave (no internal thoughts, past tense and third person) I gave up on that piece for now. I rethought the brief. The location they give is a … Continue reading I Forgot about The Deadline