• The Luxury of Space and Time to Read

    At this year’s NAWG-Fest in September, I met Cressida Downing, who was one of the tutors. She also runs reading retreats with her friend, Sara Noel, and I went on one this weekend just gone.

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  • Weeknotes - S01E11

    Summary:

    Reading has been the order of the day this week, though I’ve also done quite a bit of planning for the new novel, which I’ve found really useful.

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  • Weeknotes - S01E10

    Summary:

    So, it turns out that if I have more time, I do get more stuff done on writing projects, as evidenced by the fact that I had this week off work, and have done project stuff on six out of seven days.

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  • Weeknotes - S01E09

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    Bits and pieces, here and there throughout the week. It didn’t feel like I was doing a lot, but what I did was useful and progressed several projects. And at least I kept my brain ticking over and working on stuff.

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  • The House

    In its heyday, the house stood in substantial grounds, and its nearest neighbour was at least half a mile away.  The family that owned the house could trace their history back generations and were extremely proud of their heritage.  The house hosted many a lavish party and saw hundreds of guests enter through its magnificent oak doors.  Horses and carriages turned on its driveway, depositing merry people, in all their finery, upon the front steps, to be announced to those within.  The ballroom shone first in candlelight, and later with gas lamps, illuminating countless dances.  

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  • The Owl

    An eagle eye

    Surveys my heart

    Noting the changes since it awoke

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