Writing

Are you making writing plans for the summer?

One of the interesting things about writing a blog is that you notice when certain posts are hitting the big time in the stats department.  Some posts are forever ignored by readers but, for the last month or so, a post I wrote last July 'What are your writing plans for the summer?' has been… Continue reading Are you making writing plans for the summer?

Writing

Sharing desk space with the Christmas fairy

A small miracle occurred this last fortnight since, in between present buying/wrapping/giving/receiving, in between tree decorating, food buying/preparing/eating/clearing-up, a few hospital appointments, Carol Concerts and church services, in between socialising, relation-visiting and charade playing, a new poem emerged. Hallelujah!  There's even been  a submission or two, some re-drafting, some reading of submissions to And Other Poems, and… Continue reading Sharing desk space with the Christmas fairy

Creative Writing, Family, Poetry, Reading and Writing, Reading and Writing Poetry, Weekly Update

What are your writing plans for the summer?

What are your plans for the summer? Are things staying the same or do you have a project in mind? Maybe it isn't summer where you are but what are your plans, anyway? Here in the UK, I've been away from a regular, paid job since 1st May. This is intentional, I'm trying to use… Continue reading What are your writing plans for the summer?

Blogging, Family, Reading and Writing, Reading and Writing Poetry, Weekly Update

This Writer’s Life

On the one hand the cliché of that title, on the other hand the article is off and running and you're reading it (thank you, by the way). On the one hand I will miss the friends I've made during the last 18 months when I've been reading aloud every week with people living with… Continue reading This Writer’s Life

Writing

I am not a failure I am not a failure

It's the end of the first quarter of 2015 and I must admit that my New Year's Resolution to write for one hour every day has slipped a little.  Argh!  I've been writing in dribs and drabs but these little scraps don't add up to one hour each day.  IamnotafailureIamnotafailure I keep telling myself. Of… Continue reading I am not a failure I am not a failure