What I’m writing – Trying to make a change

It was definitely an interesting summer. I wouldn’t say good as such. Nothing got written, words were not forthcoming. Life just carried on without a thought about being an author, or a writer, or anything much really. It just kind of carried on. In the middle of August, our big ginger tom (called Thomas) got […]

What I’m writing – when it doesn’t work out

I’ve fallen in love. Again. Not music, nor a person (thank goodness), nor a cat (much to He-Who-Shouts-while-playing-Unreal-Tournament’s delight), but with a mug this time. Yep. A mug Read it. Take it in. Breathe in the reality and depth of those words… printed on A FUCKING MUG. So that’s my new thing – Living the […]

What I’m writing – old and new

I posted a while back about the follies of using real people as inspiration in stories. Well, guess what? I didn’t heed my own warnings. I spent some time indulging in “what ifs” and whys and hows and, sometimes, whos and, well… Let’s just say some of the results weren’t pretty. For the last few […]

What I’m writing – ResuRection

PPK’s song, ResuRection, was in the charts when I was in my late teens/early twenties (don’t go looking up the year) and I was going through a tough time. I was trying to get my head around what I wanted to do with the rest of my life, as well as simultaneously trying to end […]

What I’m writing – GOALS!

After a spectacular failure to perform last week, I have been compelled to write a post (or at least attempt something) this week. First of all, the last couple of months haven’t bene the most kind for time/inspiration. I have managed to write a (now almost complete) first draft of something in very small bursts […]

What I’m writing – real life people

Last week I coined the term Dabbler for myself and gave you pro tips on how you too could achieve this level of mediocrity. This week, I’m going to give you more of my pro tips – this time about why you shouldn’t base your characters on real life people. Disjointed worlds You’ll create a […]

What I’m writing – To call myself an author

I think of the people around me as authors but the kicker is that in my head, I am not an author. I am a dabbler, a drafter, a scrawler. What I do is so far removed from what real authors do its, well, it’s unreal. Until I can say I have acheieved something with […]

What I’m writing – wordcounts

A daily word count might not be important to some writers. Just the act of sitting down to write with life trying to steam roller you is sometimes an achievement in itself. I’m driven by word counts. This is why nanowrimo pushes me. My word counts are inconsistent though, which means I was almost certainly […]