A Time to Reflect

  The end of December is always a time for reflection and for looking forward, so I will stick with tradition and do both, in terms of my writing. This year, I’ve learned that scheduling writing time and sticking to it is always the right choice. Even when I’m feeling low and exhausted, I can […]

Weeknotes – S01E17

Summary:   I managed to work on writing projects every day of my week off before Christmas, which was satisfying, and made me feel better about taking some time off over the festive period. Big plans for the New Year, though!   Monday:   An interminable trip to Lowestoft gave me the opportunity to write […]

Weeknotes – S01E16

Summary: Lots of plans to think about for next year – and hopefully some more stuff to achieve this year.   Monday: Very slow start to my writing date with Ann today. I still felt scattered and it was hard to get on with stuff. I eventually started with this month’s discussion post for GYWO, […]

Weeknotes – S01E15

Summary:   Lots of stuff whirring around in my head at the moment, which makes me feel a bit scatty, but it’s exciting (if a bit daunting) to have two big projects I love on the go.   Monday:   Last morning at the Devon writing retreat and I completed one more scene of the […]

Why Do We Do It To Ourselves?

The plan was all there. I spent a month brainstorming, outlining and cogitating. I felt excited about the story, and confident that I could make it good. I booked a writing retreat in the middle of nowhere for the first weekend in December, ready to crack on with the first draft of the new novel. […]

Weeknotes – S01E14

Summary:   Another week where sticking to scheduled writing time has produced excellent results. As ever, it’s not about being in the right frame of mind, it’s about sitting down and just getting the words out onto the page. But why is that so hard, when it’s what I really want to do?   Monday: […]