It’s fair to say that the last few months have involved the biggest changes in my life for a while. As if quitting my job, starting a new business and … Continue reading All Change
Oh how my word count fluctuates! I am in awe of people who post about #5amwritersclub on Twitter, seeing writers share their daily achievements while I’m barely into my first … Continue reading Writing Words in the Gaps
At the moment, I’m between Big Projects. The printed first draft of my memoir sits ominously on my desk, awaiting judgement in the form of multicoloured pen scribbles. My novel … Continue reading What is a Waste of Talent?
I’m not sure if a summary of 2020 is a good idea. Besides, Charlie Brooker’s show and Flo and Joan’s song sum it up far better than I could. So … Continue reading Your Most Popular Posts of 2020
Today in my diary I’ve written that I want to post my last blog before Christmas. For the last seven days I’ve been isolating with my toddler and so my … Continue reading What Can I Say About 2020?
It’s fair to say I’ve been busy lately. Setting up a community writing project, finishing a memoir, creating a promotional video and learning new software, continuing to write and submit … Continue reading Self Care
This week I’m having time away from the words. Perhaps an odd thing, seeing as I’ve started working as a writer, but I thought it would be good to stretch … Continue reading Trying Something New
Fear has been getting the better of me lately. I’ve been trying to pin down whether it’s caused by a general sense that anyone would get when starting out with … Continue reading Talking to Fear and Curiosity
I would love to say that I can write this blog with the assured knowledge that I have completely cracked the balance between these two things and that I am … Continue reading Balancing Creativity and Productivity
Like most people I know, I’m in a state of pre-panic. Just because the awful reality of lockdown and a Trump presidency have happened before, it doesn’t make them seem … Continue reading How I’m Coping With Calamity
I’m tired. In a very different way than I usually am. Instead of creating words, marketing myself, pitching and polishing, I am doing one thing. Parenting. I am perfectly aware … Continue reading We Need to Care More About Carers
It’s hard not to cut the year into academic slices. I’ve spent so many years being regimented by the bell, the term, the holidays of school, I’m still thinking in … Continue reading Getting Started With Writing As A Business