Last night I attended a meeting of my local writers group and it was the results of the short story competition. Last month I submitted two entries. The theme was phobia and the word count was 1000. I wrote the entries over about a month. I hadn't written a short story before so I took… Continue reading Achievements and Goals
Recently I have been smiling alot. Stupid opening sentence to a blog post I know but I need to record it. We are so quick to judge, to find error in our own or other's ways. Take the news for example, 90% of the news is negative. We are quick to jump in and join… Continue reading Smiling
A poem inspired by a dream I had last night. Sittting in the garden watching the birds with my Grandad. Everytime I see a Robin I smile. It reminds me of him and the times we spent watching the birds. Feathers Rest little feathers, you have travelled far. Yet, you have far to travel still.… Continue reading Feathers
When it just makes you smile. Just now, just this minute I received a picture via instant messagener that just me stop and smile. I sat down and thought jeeeezz I'm lucky. People often sit and think about how unlucky they are in life. No money, debt, work pressure, family pressure, general life pressure. I… Continue reading You know when you get a message from a friend….
I went to a launch event this week for a fab idea called parent pause. A local event with the idea of getting parents to share and be a positive community. There was some quite "famous" bloggers there to do a talk and it was a really great night. My very talented blogger/writer friend (who… Continue reading A “meh” moment
The thing is about writing is not just having the time but also having the headspace during that time. I have so many ideas and the want to write but this week I've not written a word on my synopsis or short stories. Instead I've relaxed, read books and painted my nails. One thing I… Continue reading The thing is about writing…
I had an accident in 2015 and it still affects me to this day. I think about it alot. Without running the risk of sounding dramatic, it has changed my life. I know I am lucky, I have a lovely family, house we have bought ourselves, drive a car, have good job. But mentally the… Continue reading Knocking the Nerves
Apart from winning the lottery, some dreams feel difficult to achieve. Mortgages, cars, children, bills and general life is expensive so venturing from your daily 9-5 job to living your dream seems a world away. Thanks to the world of social media we can see others living the dream on Instagram. Loving the perfect life… Continue reading Dream a little (huge) dream
Random question I know, but this year my goal is to give it a go so who knows. I love reading historical fiction such as Philippa Gregory, however the prospect of writing historical fiction is beyond my brain. I would constantly worry about true facts despite the key word being fiction! This week I went… Continue reading Any interest in writing Historical Fiction?
Thank you to Laura and Hannah Bright for letting me review this book as part of the blog tour. I shall be honest, the books I tend to read at the moment are Chic lit and throw away fiction due to lack of time but this book opened my eyes and made me enjoy… Continue reading Book review: Where the wild cherries grow by Laura Madeleine