There's only a few entries left, a lot of my energies spent fighting off a tooth infection. It's all settled now but it really knocked me out. Tuesday 18th June We took and evening walk, the sun staying up well past returning. We ventured across steep fields, sturdy as mountain goats in walking boots. My … Continue reading Journaling From Wales Part II
Just a tiny update to keep myself accountable. Writing has been hard recently. There's a certain amount of self assurance needed to craft a narrative and bring characters to life. Right now I'm struggling with self-worth and low moods. A chasm spreads between me and the world I want to create. I'm managing to do … Continue reading Uncreative
Today I have been working on a piece to send into the course co-ordinator, the theme being home, and what it means. As soon as I got out of my own head the words flowed freely. Home has been intangible for me growing up. Split between houses, are they both home or neither? Can a … Continue reading Home
This week has shown once again the need for dramatic change in the police force. I shan't speak much on the matter, There is a danger when trying to spread awareness one can inadvertently re-traumatise a community. if you want to learn more about Trauma in Black Communities please read Ashlee Marie Preston's Sorry Consuming … Continue reading This Not A Moment It’s The Movement
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
My week of steroids is over! Jeez I hate these things. I don't know if any of you need short courses of steroids but they really mess me up. The strange fuzzy head mixed with exhaustion from my lungs overworking. Slowly 'm returning to some semblance of normality. Today I worked on White Exceptionalism from … Continue reading White Exceptionalism
It was shocking that this happened to begin with. It was ridicules that the BBC defended the use of the word. It took the resignation of a young black man, David Whitley (AKA DJ sideman), and thousands of complaints for the higher ups at the BBC to realise that it is not okay to use … Continue reading Better Late Than Never?
Mindfulness has never sat easy with me. A mix of boredom and frustration. Grounding techniques and being mindful of my environment can help with anxiety and panic attacks. However, as a long term coping strategy I shy away from it, I struggle to figure out the difference between noticing a thought and thinking about a … Continue reading Peaceful Imaginings
I wish my body wasn't at the whim of various ailments. Days after recovering from a hellish migraine asthma kicked in yet again. Another course of steroids started yesterday. I despise the combo of low oxygen levels and steroid induced manic moods. Plus the debilitating pain in my rib cage caused by the strain of … Continue reading Damn It Asthma, Could You Not?
Writing has not come easily, in truth today is the first time I've sat down to write since my last post. A lot has happened in the few days. I've taken my cat to the vets as she's been unable to put any weight on her leg. Caused a an upset at a family games … Continue reading A Lot Of Thoughts