The Year’s First Fortnight

So we’re now half a month into 2023, and things were going really really well with my resolutions… until they suddenly weren’t! But it’s not been all bad though, I’ve still got writing news to share… In the first week of January, after making a resolution to continue with my hobbies and projects, I startedContinue reading “The Year’s First Fortnight”

A 50th Post Fiasco! + Photo Prompt!

So after I did last week’s post, WordPress notified me that it was actually my 50th one, which just about coincided with the 1 year anniversary of the blog too! Unfortunately, it was a kind of dour post, which is a shame for that kind of milestone. However… I’m here to make up for itContinue reading “A 50th Post Fiasco! + Photo Prompt!”

The Storm After the Calm + Photo Prompt!

So it’s been just over a week now since I finally finished the book, and all the fun and excitement has had a bit of time to die down, leaving behind something more… unexpected. The very next morning after completing the book, I noticed that I had an incredibly bad migraine. At first, I justContinue reading “The Storm After the Calm + Photo Prompt!”

So I Actually Finished the Book!

I can’t really believe it’s true, but last week I finished the first draft of my book! It was at 4:00 AM on the 29th of September that the very last sentence was finished, and afterwards I just sat there for a moment. I actually did it! The first draft ended up at 79,600 words,Continue reading “So I Actually Finished the Book!”

Hurtling Towards Halfway + Photo Prompt

So I’ve had a very busy few weeks, and for once, it wasn’t because of some external factor like housework or stress. No, this time, I’ve actually been busy… writing! That might not seem particularly surprising. I mean, it is what I’m supposed to be doing! But very rarely do things actually happen like they’reContinue reading “Hurtling Towards Halfway + Photo Prompt”

One Year In Writing + Photo Prompt & Poem

So this week, it’ll be just over a year since I really, properly started trying to write a book, instead of just floating the idea around! At the time, I gave myself a goal of 6 weeks to get it finished. Having never written anything before, I had no idea how ridiculous of a goalContinue reading “One Year In Writing + Photo Prompt & Poem”

An Attempt At Art + Photo Prompt & Poem!

So this week I’ve been continuing with my third book idea, but I decided to save the real big progress update till next week, when it’ll be exactly a year since I started writing. Instead, this time I did some fun side-quest stuff, and made some sketches and props for the book! In the majorityContinue reading “An Attempt At Art + Photo Prompt & Poem!”

Third Book Lucky + Poem & Photo Prompt!

Its good to be back! And I’ve certainly been busy! A lot of my time over the past month has been taken up with fixing up my garden and redecorating my bedroom, and I know I’ve been rather neglecting my blog posts. (Which I definitely want to talk about later) But between all the house-yContinue reading “Third Book Lucky + Poem & Photo Prompt!”

The Hidden Challenge of Horror + Poem & Photo Prompt

So last week I had another nightmare. I don’t have them often, but when I do, they’re much more memorable than my usual dreams, which fizzle away as soon as I wake up. Taking book ideas from nightmares seems to be becoming a bit of a habit now, and I’ve already got a big backlogContinue reading “The Hidden Challenge of Horror + Poem & Photo Prompt”

An Unexpected Challenge + Poem & Photo Prompt!

So last week I went into a library for the first time in years. A leaflet stand caught my eye, and all of a sudden, I found myself unable to resist taking on a new challenge. This January, my husband made the New Year’s resolution to try and read 100 books in 2022. He’s beenContinue reading “An Unexpected Challenge + Poem & Photo Prompt!”