So a few days ago I saw a woman’s photograph online of the Scottish countryside, it was really beautiful, and it gave me such a strong sense of longing and nostalgia that it almost hurt. I began looking through my own pictures of the country areas that I used to go to, and it justContinue reading “A Craving for the Countryside + Poem & Photo Prompt”
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Month Five Fiesta! + Poem & Photo Prompt!
So yesterday was the 16th of December, which means it’s been exactly 5 months since I started writing a book for the first time. I definitely had some unrealistic expectations and I had a lot to learn, especially about how long the process would take. I’m actually not as far along as I thought IContinue reading “Month Five Fiesta! + Poem & Photo Prompt!”
A Centuplicate Celebration!
So after my last post, while I was looking at my page, I saw that the follower count had just risen up to 100! Wow. I was very, very surprised, in a good way. I just wanted to make a little post to say THANK YOU! to everyone who has followed, or liked any ofContinue reading “A Centuplicate Celebration!”
Another Modest Milestone!
So in October this year I made a post about reaching 10,000 words of my work-in-progress book. At the time that was very exciting to me, and I was surprised that I had even managed it. In the first few months of writing, I kind of hovered around at 4000-5000 words, then out of nowhere,Continue reading “Another Modest Milestone!”
First Ever Short Story Attempt & Book Excerpt!
So recently I was having a read of some writing blogs, when I came across a post about short stories. It was a topic I hadn’t thought about in years, since I was at school. After reading through, I thought more about short stories, and I remembered enjoying them in my English class, although weContinue reading “First Ever Short Story Attempt & Book Excerpt!”
A Few Festive Writing Feats!
So this week marks the time of year where it is now acceptable for me to unleash all of my pent up Christmas excitement. The 3 trees are up, the paper chains are hanging, the snowflakes are in the process of ‘falling’ onto my windows, and I am loving it! On top of (or maybeContinue reading “A Few Festive Writing Feats!”
A Real Return to Writing
So this week, I’m very pleased to say that I actually got some proper stuff done! And best of all, I managed not to stress about it, and I succeeded in cutting down my time on the phone. Progress on my current story might not have been huge, but I’m gradually getting back into it.Continue reading “A Real Return to Writing”
The Necessary Nuisance of Naming
So I’ve been feeling a bit better about writing in the past few days. I think making a post about creative drought did me a favour, I got all those nagging feelings vented out and admitted what needed to change. Since then, I’ve been more relaxed, and I can feel sprinkles of inspiration coming back.Continue reading “The Necessary Nuisance of Naming”
So today marks exactly 4 months since I started writing my book idea. Each month on the 16th, I like to have a little check in (no-pressure!) to see how much I’ve got done. Last time in October, I was really happy with my progress, having reached over 10,000 words. This time, although I saidContinue reading “Embracing Ennui”
A Lidl Bit of Inspiration
So yesterday, (Monday) is our weekly shopping day. Where I live, the weather has been ridiculous, two bridges were swept away in a nearby town just a short while ago. Thankfully we haven’t been flooded here, but the rain has been torrential, and it still was that morning. Needless to say I was not excitedContinue reading “A Lidl Bit of Inspiration”