Here it is! 2020. Not just another year but another decade. I always find New Year to be a little anticlimactic for me. Most people are off making resolutions, restarting counters or even restarting themselves, but I have always considered a new year to be academic years. I have spent most of my memorable life… Continue reading 2020 Reading Resolutions
Wow! This summer could not have come fast enough. It is my first summer as a teacher and although I still have plenty to do for next year, I am so excited to finally have some dedicated time for reading and writing. There are a lot of things going on this summer - potentially moving,… Continue reading Summer 2018 Catch up
Why did I fail at NaNoWriMo?! I first found NaNoWriMo back in 2008 when I read No Plot No Problem by Chris Baty and by this point, I was 20 and had been writing for a really long time. When I was a teenager I started roleplaying online (all written) and I would write post after… Continue reading NaNo No Fail
Day One: 594. I managed to write 600 words. Not a fantastic start, but at least I did something! I thought of the beginning while I was swimming, and it sounded perfect, but while writing the first scene, I think there is just some aspect missing. Going to leave it for now though, that is what… Continue reading NaNoWriMo – Halfway Point!
Waterstones Liverpool Wednesday, 8th November, 6:25pm Outside is dark with a cold breeze that blows between the glittering shopfronts and sends a chill down my spine. The town centre, usually pleasantly bustling at this late hour is sparsely populated due to a bus strike. I can hear the sound of my heels strike the paving… Continue reading Joe Hill Event
NaNoWriMo reminds me of how much I love writing, and how much fun I have had doing so in the past. I love to read longer prose, and don't usually read short stories, but short stories are something really fun that I enjoy writing. I've finally put two of my own short stories up in… Continue reading Short Stories!
It's the first of NaNoWriMo! So NaNoWriMo is a month close to my heart when people frantically type, or handwrite, what they hope will become the first draft of their novel. I have always loved books, and have always wanted to write one, but I struggle. I struggle because I procrastinate, and because I have… Continue reading NaNoWriMo