Creative Writing, Writing

Pinch, punch, make some plans

Since it's the first of the month, I thought I'd share with you some of my plans for the rest of the year.  I am a lover of lists, even if  I often fail to cross off all of the items written on them.  I'm not a slavish adherer to plans, I don't feel like… Continue reading Pinch, punch, make some plans

Poetry, Poetry Blogs, Reading and Writing Poetry, Writing

On not blogging and putting your poems first

I've been absent from here of late, really since I got back from my holiday in Portugal, and it's mainly because I'm trying to plough on with my poetry writing, especially as I'm taking a break from paid work.  I feel that I need to make the most of my free time as I'm never too… Continue reading On not blogging and putting your poems first

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