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!”

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”

The Trouble With Titles + Poem & Photo Prompt!

So after getting a bit burned out recently, I’ve been easing myself back in to writing and doing my projects. I’m not back to 100% productivity yet, (maybe about 70%!) But I do have a good excuse this time. At the start of the week, my washing machine kindly decided to stop working, leaving meContinue reading “The Trouble With Titles + Poem & Photo Prompt!”

Battling the Burnout + Poem & Photo Prompt!

So for the past week or so, my husband and I have been feeling pretty ill. It wasn’t the Corona, which I’m very grateful for, but whatever kind of virus it was really knocked us both out. Because I spent most of the week lying down with a migraine, moaning about feeling rubbish and generallyContinue reading “Battling the Burnout + Poem & Photo Prompt!”

Expressing an Atmosphere + Photo Prompt & Poem!

So last week I experienced a terrible nightmare, that eventually morphed into a new idea for a book. I got really excited about this idea in particular, and I’ve been unable to keep my mind off it ever since. Since I started writing my notes down about it, I’ve got a pretty clear vision forContinue reading “Expressing an Atmosphere + Photo Prompt & Poem!”

From Nightmare, to New Idea! + Photo Prompt & Poem

So last week I had a terrible nightmare for the first time in many months. I rarely dream, so it’s very unusual for me to have a bad dream at all. It was the kind where you can’t wake up, tossing and turning around in fear. It all felt so real, I thought I wasContinue reading “From Nightmare, to New Idea! + Photo Prompt & Poem”

A Craving for the Countryside + Poem & Photo Prompt

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”

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”