Next, click next, click next. Persistence, patience, motivation, All are found wanting. Instead, despair. The clicks; too many. I am not generous. My finger lingers but hovers silently, The key left un-pressed. Possibilities squandered. Hopes dashed. No click. No next. If only it had been quicker. One less page, one less repetition, one less demand,… Read More Muddy Mystery
The Wine, It Fades The lost volume invites pain (or, fuck, I’ve run out of wine). White, red, perhaps rosé, no matter. Still, my gaze, it rests. I see the void. I search, but no more. Nevermore? The bottle held aloft, the final drop it teases so, like a dance in the night on the… Read More The Wine, It Fades.
Starting Out will be available for download very soon!
If you know me, you know I love a good writing challenge. I took part in Camp NaNoWriMo in July, cranked out 52k words and loved it. It wasn’t easy, of course, but the support and the accountability really works for me. It’s just something I like. I was going to sign up for NaNoWriMo… Read More 12 Weeks To A Trilogy (or how to go insane in three months)
I should’ve known better. I should never have clicked. I fell down the rabbit hole and got lost. I disregarded all the warnings. I know it was stupid. But the click-bait these days is oh-so-clever. How can people resist? I should definitely have known. I was intrigued though. My interest was piqued. I clicked on… Read More Connected – a short story
Argh! So I posted this story late, but only by a day in the end (I thought I was going to finish much later). It’s for a challenge hosted by Yolanda Renee and Denise Covey at http://writeeditpublishnow.blogspot.co.uk and it’s my first time getting involved. The theme this month is Reunions. I hope you like my… Read More WEP – Reunions
This is a confessional post about one of my major shortcomings: I take on too many things at once and then have troubles getting them all done because when I want to do something my brain can’t choose and I can’t focus on one thing. It’s excruciating at times! It makes me swear – a… Read More Argh! I Make Myself Argh.
What are my pet peeves when reading/editing/writing? Let me start by saying this is my first post for the Insecure Writers’ Support Group. I was supposed to do one last month and forgot, completely. I know this group has been running for a few years because I actually joined initially around 2013 but back then… Read More #IWSG Post
Day number 1 I’ve been posting fiction on Medium for a little while now and I’ve found that my non-fiction pieces have gained much more traction and much more green love than any of my fiction, by a long way. (This saddens my little fiction writer heart.) So, in the spirit of discovery, I have… Read More Fiction Posting Experiment – Day 1
On the contrary; it helps you to rise up, but only if you let it. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how we react to others who are talented and hardworking; others around us who achieve success right in front of our eyes. I’ve been lucky enough to witness some of my fellow writers… Read More Being Surrounded By Talent Doesn’t Push You Down