3:45am 1st January 2019

I wake in the night, petrified. Fear surrounds, drowns from the inside, out. Your presence blinds my courage with your invisible mutation. It weakens my spirit. You are constant.

22nd December 2018

She wants to freeze time. Ask fate to be kind and grant more moments for them to just sit together. Hypothetical torture: questions of, "if in the past she'd done this" butcher her thoughts. Blame is dry sand - tangible, but impossible to hand. Tears replace faith and prayers. For now, she likes to touch... Continue Reading →

Faith over Fear.

I get overwhelmed driving down the road considering how many times in my life I've driven down that damn spot, how much of my life has been wasted in my car driving over that grey tarmac. It's not really the journey. It's what it represents: all the moments of my life I've wasted on mundane... Continue Reading →

The starts of my writing, and stops.

Heard from Hellie who gave me feedback on the new plot outline I wrote for her, so last week when I'd been planning to write loads I ended up pulling out one of the themes from the manuscript (I'm halfway-ish through writing it). She's right of course. It's better without. I was trying too hard... Continue Reading →

A writer’s focus.

Been so determined to finish the new draft of King of Rabbits, but life happens. Damn it! It's really hard to be disciplined when I'm so easily distracted, although I average 5000 words a week. So not too bad, just wish it was double that, but then there are Dad's hospital appointments, working for the... Continue Reading →

Reading as a writer.

Two things: currently 20,000 words into my, hopefully, "new and improved" manuscript and my new year's resolution was to read two books a month, at uni we read a book a week so it seems slow in comparison (I'm on my 19th book by June so am chuffed). During the MA, we were taught to... Continue Reading →

How I plan a scene before writing.

When I studied for a Masters in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University, everyone said, 'Just write' when I splashed around wondering how to start. Just write? I know that's important, but I needed tips and found people lacking any useful ones. Obviously, each personality will respond to different strategies, but I thought I'd share... Continue Reading →

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