Weeknotes – S07E34 – Chilling is Allowed

Summary: Some good progress made this week, both in terms of paid work and my own projects – but I also took some time just to chill, which was nice.   Monday: I spent the morning on paid client work – website stuff, prison memoir, paranormal detective novel. In the afternoon, I did some more […]

Weeknotes – S07E33 – Runaway Brain

Summary: I’ve somehow managed another seven-day writing week! And my brain is really running away with the idea for my next novel, even though I’m not supposed to be starting work on it until next year…   Monday: I sat at my desk and did paid client work all morning – additions to a self-help […]

It’s Okay Not To Be Okay

Everything happens for a reason. Always look on the bright side. Find the silver lining. Turn that frown upside down. Be grateful for what you have, because there’s always someone worse off than you.   I’m sure all these phrases are very familiar. And, as a generally positive bear, who loves to spread joy and […]

Weeknotes – S07E32 – Taking Time Off

Sunday: A bit of a lazy week on the paid editing front, but that’s okay. More work completed on the next novel than anticipated, but perhaps not as much on other writing projects as expected.   Monday: The subconscious crew came up with some really interesting ideas for the protagonist viewpoint, presentation and relationships for […]

Social Media Adventures

As a writer in the modern world, I’ve often been told I need to have a ‘social media presence’.   As someone born in the 1970s, I’ve always felt an aversion to social media in terms of not really understanding it and having no interest in engaging with it.   Then, in June 2023, I […]

Not My Banana

Over the last year, my human, Annie, has been dealing with a lot of uncertainty. Her husband, Dave, was suffering from a health issue that resulted in intermittent attacks of severe pain, but his surgery date kept getting pushed back.   Annie felt helpless, unable to do anything to help, but also experiencing a high […]

Behind Every Hero

My short story, Behind Every Hero, was Highly Commended in the 2023 MTP Short Story Competition and is included in the competition anthology – which you can buy here.