Writing The Story

Today the builders are working on the roof. Lanni (my cat) and I are not happy. Loud and disruptive. It's as if the drilling is against my skull. I practically ran out of the house this morning. Now I'm settled in at a cafe. For a while I was set up in the courtyard by … Continue reading Writing The Story

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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

Anglesey Again

Day Two: Silver Bay A lazy morning, and the discovery we'd forgotten a good many things. Most importantly my food. I'm still not confident with different foods. Tom was terribly ill in the morning and we both completely let things slip through the sleepy net. We'll be heading to a supermarket tomorrow. I've been writing … Continue reading Anglesey Again

Tentative Steps Back To Writing

Let's try this again...There's a ball of worms squirming in my stomach. I feel like an utter failure. I write so infrequently it can barely be called a hobby. But enough of my self-pity.  Today I picked one of the numerous writing books from my shelf and sat down at my laptop and wrote.  The … Continue reading Tentative Steps Back To Writing

Novelling Away With Maths

I want to finish editing my novel this year. I sat down and did the maths,  in order to get the remaining 74,000 words revised I need to write roughly 6,750 words a month.  That's 2,250 a week. I'll probably only be able to write four days a week so...565 a day. Today I Wrote: … Continue reading Novelling Away With Maths

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

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