Pinwheel, Carriage, Scour

Today I worked on a piece for 3elements. Can't say I'm entirely sure i'll get it done on time but it's an enjoyable short story to write nonetheless. The Theme, or rather three themes for this submission are: Carriage, Pinwheel and Scour. So far I have an old woman living in a Burton Wagon with … Continue reading Pinwheel, Carriage, Scour

Write Write Write

I this point I shall finish My novel on 8th January. Not the best. My brain feels like sludge. It's not useful that there's only one room I feel safe to be in. I feel like I'm in a goldfish bowl. Builders visible from every window. The noise is jarring. Hammering from the roof, planks … Continue reading Write Write Write

My First Nano Write-In

Nerves fraying I headed to my first write in for Nanowrimo. Shuffling in I searched for a seat. Due to a last minute change in location the place was rather full. After being given goodies aplenty I settled in opposite a fellow writer. Their were fun little mini challenges and reward stamps! Next time I … Continue reading My First Nano Write-In

Truth And Writing

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

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

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