Today I woke up tired, Asthma was pretty bad yesterday as I had to run up the drive to get donuts in the pouring rain. were the doughnuts worth it? Yes. Yes they were. Facebook kept advertising Project Doughnut at me until I could no longer resist, If you can believe it this is the … Continue reading Doughnuts Help
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?
We're onto chapter Four of Layla F. Saads Me and White Supremacy. White Silence. My this is taking longer than I thought. I have to constantly remind myself this is not a race but an ongoing process. White Silence is the defending of the status quo. I defend my guilt and silence by assuming I … Continue reading White Silence And Complicity
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
Today I printed off the first four revised chapters of my novel, complete with character, location and plot point notes. A very exciting day. Now onto to the next 10,000 words! It will hopefully go a lot quicker than the first lot now I'm getting into the swing of things. Half my time is spent … Continue reading Celebrating The Little Victories
Today has been surprisingly busy so i'm just going to write this super quick post. In half an hour i'll be attending a webinar!! Eek. Not super sure how it will go, but hey what have i got to loose right? This one is about overcoming overthinking, so i am going to try and not … Continue reading Just A Word Count Update
I've not much to say today. I'm sleepy and have a nagging pain about my shoulder. Life has felt a little busier, and dare I say it, a bit more hopeful, as of late. Perhaps there will be an eventual end to this lockdown? Recently I've been watching a lot of youtube around cult mentality, … Continue reading Learning about Cults?
I had a late start to the day, anxiety has spiked for some reason. Yesterday I gave feedback for writers group. It took a lot of brain power. Missing two weeks affected me far more than I thought. I enjoy giving a critique, it's a fun way to learn how to be a better writer … Continue reading Getting Back Into It