Sanity is a friend away.

The last couple of weeks I’ve flip-flopped between writing nothing and binge writing. I’ve hated my work and myself. It has been hard. I was nominated for the Liebster award by Olivia and I’ve been thinking about what I would write but I’ve been so wrapped up in my weird fantasy world that I’ve been […]

Enthusiasm wanes

Look, it’s day five! We’re all still excited about our new darlings and the paths they’re taking. Aren’t we? What if (like me) you’re secretly not as thrilled with everything as you thought you would be? What if real life already has its huge foot on your head ready to push you under the water? […]

How to win at NaNoWriMo

You could, if you wanted to, copy and paste 50,000 (or your chosen target for this challenge) random letters into the validation tool at the end of the month. It would give you a win, but you’d really only be cheating yourself. When I did my first November NaNoWriMo back in 2011 (all those years […]

A storyline

As writers, we often have moments of amazing clarity. We can find hope when our characters are at their darkest, we can evoke empathy for an evil soul, we can put together twists which shock even ourselves, so it’s no surprise that from the depths of a void, a storyline can materialise, complete with a […]