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
Summer 2018 Catch up
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
NaNo No Fail
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
NaNoWriMo – Halfway Point!
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!
Joe Hill Event
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