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)
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
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
It’s the 24th July. I’ve been writing every day now for 24 days straight. On one of those days I wrote a short story that was nothing to do with my Nano project, but still. Twenty four days isn’t too bad, I guess? (My current count is 39,520.) I’ve got to admit it. I have… Read More I’ve Hit Nano Fatigue… but I will push through!
I’m doing Camp NaNoWriMo in the month of July with a bunch of other writers from one of my online writing groups and I can’t wait to get started! But I’ve seen a lot of criticism online of NaNoWriMo. Some of it is irritable, cynical criticism where folk complain about hearing about other people’s writing… Read More Camp NaNoWriMo. Why I’m doing it and you should too.
I had a good long think today about what my problems are when it comes to doing my work. I think I have several issues, all of which are related to being a scatterbrain. I start too many projects all at the same time and get overwhelmed to the point of not doing anything useful… Read More 5 Signs You’re a Scatterbrain and What to Do About It.
OK, let me first admit something. I am guilty of approaching things with a scatterbrain approach. I don’t mean this in a disorganised way as such. It’s more like an unfocused way. My brain seems to suffer from a syndrome that someone has probably already studied and named and of which I am unaware. You… Read More Writers – Remove Distractions and Focus on the Job at Hand
It’s about time I started to blog. These are the thoughts of my good conscience today. I have been doing a lot of reading, finding out, learning, listening, but not so much creating. I write a little fiction (more or less) regularly at the moment but I’m still to be found procrastinating at the office… Read More Beginnings of a Writer’s Journey