On 1st May, I set myself a goal: "This summer, I will write a novel". Each day I would write a minimum of 1,000 words, so that by August, I'd have a first draft. That was the plan! Happy August! Where's the novel, I hear you ask? Well. About that. It's getting there. It's a … Continue reading Three Months Later …
Holidays, hosting a party, or rearranging the kitchen cupboards. No matter how much preparation you put into something, it rarely goes the way you imagined it. 'The best laid plans', or so they say ... Writing a novel is, apparently, just the same. I began on 1st May 2015 with pages and pages of notes … Continue reading Stuck in the Middle
What time do you get up in the morning? What do you have for breakfast, and do you eat it while watching TV, listening to the radio, making conversation, or rubbing your eyes blearily and hoping the spoon is going somewhere near your mouth? I'm sure you could answer these questions for yourself - and … Continue reading Getting to Know Your Characters
What inspires you to create? Where has creativity brought you? What makes a perfect piece of work? These were some of the questions that I found myself trying to answer when I submitted an entry into Molly Miltenberger Murray's 'The Atelier Project' in March - and it wasn't easy! Molly, another of the talented students … Continue reading ‘The Atelier Project’ on Issuu
Day 14 Number of words: 14,210 Number of chocolate bars consumed: 1 (Dairy Milk Caramel) I'm at the end of my first fortnight of writing, and so far my Three Month Novel goal is looking achievable. I have managed to stick to an average of 1,000 words per day. Some days this is easier than … Continue reading Day 14 – Three Month Novel
They're the words that every writer longs to hear: 'Thank you for submitting your story. We are delighted to inform you that it has been accepted.' Well, last month it was finally my turn to hear those words. Yes, it's official - I am a published writer! It's not the first time that I've seen … Continue reading Accepted
This morning, I was up bright and early (except not so much of the "bright"). Tradition dictates that once a year we lose one hour of much-needed sleep in order to ... well, I'm not quite sure what the point of daylight savings is, but I'm pretty sure that the person who created it was … Continue reading A Satisfying Ending
Hello and welcome to my blog! I'm an aspiring writer, currently studying towards an MLitt Creative Writing and balancing this with looking after my 1 year old. Two full-time jobs rolled into one! Here, I'll be keeping you up to date with my progress as I work towards that illusive publishing deal that I know … Continue reading Welcome!