Rubbish! It all reads like drivel. Perhaps I need to start over or take a new perspective. It is certainly hard work, trying to write every day. There are some days when the plot escapes me. These are most days. I am still alive and trying that has to count for something. Step 1: stop […]Read more "Step by step"
On day 5, still only at 1449 words, slowly creeping onwards. Trying to write 500 words a day. Was not able to write on Sunday, but I guess all good writers need a day off here and there. Yeh! Now I am over 1500 words. This is much harder than anticipated…Read more "Nobody said it would be easy"
1025, 10 = 2 * 5, 10/2 = 5 I have always enjoyed playing with words and numbers. Today, I accomplished a small goal of writing 500 words on my novel, so my total for the #NaNoWriMo challenge is 1025 words in the first two days of November. It is a young adult novel about […]Read more "1025"
…and the novel writing challenge is well under way. I am aiming for about 500-1000 words every day until I reach the goal of 50,000 words. Today I wrote 514 words for a first chapter! I have joined a writing group at work to help encourage me to write. I have thought about writing a […]Read more "These boots were made for walking…"
I was going to title this blog with three words: “I am sorry.” Three small words with heavy connotations. It is so easy to fall into the trap of routinely saying “I am sorry”, when there are better options. Yet sometimes saying “I am sorry” can soften the disappointment that some people feel when you […]Read more "Thank you"
So every night, for the past week or so, I have had vivid nightmares. The medics suggested it might be the high levels of medicine that I am taking, but it is not pleasant nor conducive to sleeping soundly and at the correct times of the night. The other night, I woke from a nightmare […]Read more "Never Good Enough"
It floats towards the mind like a silken thread spun by a spider. Try to catch the thread of the story, the idea, the poem before it breaks into nothing. Be gentle as you weave it into the pattern that suits this moment, this image, this truth, this tale. Gradually the beauty takes form. Images […]Read more "Thread"