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?

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

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?

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

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

Still writing every day?

I was wondering how your writing is going?  I started off the year by resolving to write for at least one hour a day with all distractions (mostly social media feeds) switched off.  It was much more straightforward when I was on leave from my paid, part-time (ha!) job but it has become more difficult … Continue reading Still writing every day?

Best wishes for Christmas

I'm writing at speed on Christmas Eve to wish you all a Happy Christmas. There have been times in my life when I've been completely alone on Christmas Day, times when I've been with friends, times with family, and twice when I was working (as a Nanny) in a foreign country with someone else's family. … Continue reading Best wishes for Christmas

On not doing #nanowrimo

All power to your pen if you're taking part in National Novel Writing Month and attempting to write 50,000 words of a novel during November.  I won't be taking part myself although I love the idea of sitting down at my computer and bashing out 50,000 words of prose.  I love the idea of a … Continue reading On not doing #nanowrimo