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”

Happy New Year for 2023!

So it’s now officially 2023, which means that I’m returning to the world of writing, blogging, reviewing, and a lot more new hobbies that I’m going to be trying out! The start of a new year also means it’s time to make some resolutions. I did this last year, and I managed to stick toContinue reading “Happy New Year for 2023!”

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 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!”

The Enthusiasm of Evenings + Poem & Photo Prompt!

So this week, specifically last night, I got the second chapter of my new book finished! I’m up to 7300 words now, which I’m really happy with. Progress for this story is coming a lot quicker and a lot easier than for the first one I started last year. But this time, it’s got aContinue reading “The Enthusiasm of Evenings + Poem & Photo Prompt!”

The Side Effect of Seasons

After a long dry spell, I’ve been grateful for whatever progress I can make lately. Though that meant starting a new book, at least I was getting something done, which felt great! As I’ve been going along though, I started to wonder why this particular story was appealing to me right now, and I’ve comeContinue reading “The Side Effect of Seasons”