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Finding the Balance

Its not easy to balance the needs of family life, paid employment and writing. Follow my journey as I try to find the balance.

Why I Write

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Last year was a difficult one for writing and I gave serious consideration to mothballing my website and having a complete long term break from writing. This forced me to examine why I had so much of my time putting… Continue Reading →

February 2019 Favourites

This month has been a bit of a crazy one, with not much time for anything except work and spending time with the kids. Mostly thanks to a sneaky mid month ear infection. What I’m reading On Writing by Stephen… Continue Reading →

January 2019 Favourites

Since nearly giving up on writing at the end of last year I have been refocusing on things I enjoy and making sure I leave enough mental space to allow new story ideas to flourish. So as January 2019 is… Continue Reading →

2019 Goals

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Last week I shared my review of 2018, (which you can find here). So now I thought I would share my goals for the year ahead. They are not super ambitious but hopefully are attainable. Read 33 books. For the last… Continue Reading →

2018 Review

Normally in a post like this I would start by reviewing 2018, sharing word counts and time spent on writing. But I’m not going to do that this time. 2018 was a good year for me in general, I have… Continue Reading →

NanoWrimo 2018 the plan…

With NanoWrimo (or national novel writing month) just a few days away it’s time to cement my plans for the coming month. Hopefully by planning well I will manage to write 50000 words of my next book in November and… Continue Reading →

Accountability post 22nd October 2018

Here are my stats for last week. Achievements: Made Christmas cake Caught up with ironing 1 good focused session of editing Fixed bug on my site so can now blog during my commute. (With lots of help from web host… Continue Reading →

Returning from a blogging hiatus.

For the last few months (actually more like 6 months) I have found it very difficult to focus on my writing.  However, I know why I have found it difficult, basically lots of things in my life changed suddenly leaving… Continue Reading →

My New Writing Space

When I first started writing, finding space to write was simple, I set myself up a little desk in the corner of my bedroom and would happily write my words as my children slept. When I went back to work… Continue Reading →

How I track my editing progress using my bullet journal

At the beginning of April I received my line edit back from my editor. My next job is to go through the edits and accepting changes and clarifying the bits that need clarifying. For example that bit when a character… Continue Reading →

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