In case anyone is interested…

In case anyone is interested, I am a little nervous About the easing of restrictions and the opening of the world again. In case anyone is interested, I can’t get fully excited About social events, big events, because there is always the risk looming. In case anyone is interested, I may still wear a mask… Continue reading In case anyone is interested…

My writing and me

I write for all sorts of reasons. It might be to get something off my chest; to keep a record of my days; to entertain others; to remember what I need to buy from the supermarket; an idea that turns into a short story and everything in between. Writing is everywhere for me and a… Continue reading My writing and me

One of those days

At the time of thinking about this blog post idea I was having one of those days. You know the kind. Behind before you’ve even started. Don’t know how you’ll fit everything in. Since then my one of those days has turned into one of those weeks. Months even. Hence the lack of blog posts… Continue reading One of those days

As good as it gets – the supermarket

We are all very used to the idea of a trip to the supermarket being as good as it gets. Especially for the past few months it has been about all we have been legitimately allowed to do. No longer do conversations go: “How was your week off?” “Great, we went to Spain. It was… Continue reading As good as it gets – the supermarket

My Editing Process

When thinking up material to put on my blog, I always think about what I would love to read as an aspiring writer. Some may find my advice incredibly boring. For some it might not work or it could be the complete opposite to what others do but this is me and this is how… Continue reading My Editing Process

I never would have imagined

I never would have imagined a year with no contact. No hugs, no emotion, barely any guests at funerals and weddings. I never would have imagined a year with no holidays. No travel within your own country let alone outside. I never would have imagined a year with lots of closures. Barely going to the… Continue reading I never would have imagined

My Perfect Writing Day

On my own terms. Preferably a day off from my day job. Waking up on my own accord and consuming two lovely hot beverages; be it tea or coffee, equally lovely, before doing anything else. I would usually begin with reading something entirely unrelated to whatever it is I plan to write. For at least… Continue reading My Perfect Writing Day

My Publishing Journey: The Second Proof in lock down

It’s sunny, the birds are singing, The Beatles are playing Here Comes The Sun aloud into my garden via Alexa and it’s all very lovely. My dog has just brought me his brussel sprout toy to throw him and I’m wondering why I even look at other toys for him because sprout will always be… Continue reading My Publishing Journey: The Second Proof in lock down

a lock down novel: 7

(a snippet of) Chapter 7, Mary Days have merged into weeks when I have felt permanently exhausted, entirely drained. I have felt fidgety as if I want to get outside and do things but the thought of physically acting upon that drives me crazier still, so I have mostly remained here in my room. The… Continue reading a lock down novel: 7

A LOCK DOWN NOVEL: 4

(a snippet of) Chapter 4 Erin Of course, I worried a little initially about the horror stories I had heard. The trolls, the glamorous accounts of false lives to make me feel awful about my own, the mass of uneducated opinions, the dangerously fast addiction and everything else in between, but I never thought much… Continue reading A LOCK DOWN NOVEL: 4