More than three thousand words written today, whoop whoop! It was a good writing day. L had taken the children camping so yesterday afternoon and most of today it was just me and the baby. I had the option to clean the house, while the baby slept but, after thinking about it better, I realised … Continue reading 3 Tips to Improve your Confidence as a Writer and How the Week Ended.
Because you thought you had heard the last of this? Well, no. It's been almost a week and today, my neighbour, the person who I knew put the complaint about the barking, has decided to post about it on the village page. But that's not what has bothered me. I am fully aware my dogs … Continue reading The Dog Saga, Part II
It is the first novel in the Peter Grant series and tells of Peter Grant's investigation as part of a unique branch of the Metropolitan Police dedicated to investigate crimes related to magic and/or the supernatural. No, I do try to avoid spoilers but just beware that there might be something somewhere. Better safe than sorry: … Continue reading Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch
A few days ago I posted on twitter the following: That's the sort of day I've had today. First, D woke up at 6.30am. Then A spent the whole morning 'being hungry' but not wanting anything. Then E came home from school and spent most of the afternoon crying for one reason or another, followed … Continue reading Mum, the Real Thing
Another two thousand words today and The Detective and the Ghost progresses nicely, although I had a bit of a panic attack a few minutes ago because I'm nearing the second act and I couldn't remember what was going to be in it. But not to panic, all is well, I remembered. I remember reading, … Continue reading Of Writing and of Dogs
I'm coming to realize I find it extremely hard to write on weekends and my writing will need to be a Monday to Friday, 9 to 5 sort of job. It has to do, I think, with the fact that my husband, L, is home and the kids need to be reined in so the … Continue reading Father’s Day
Over a week ago I ended my thirty day habit-forming deadline to become more positive. This is something I am working further with and it's becoming easier, but it is still something that requires active thought. And it's only a step, the first step towards being more comfortable with myself, loving myself even, and, together … Continue reading A Writer’s Blog
And this one is almost over. They never feel quite over until the kids go to bed and that hasn't happened yet. The baby is on her way to bed but there are still a few (long) minutes for the older ones. It's been a long day. I've felt quite 'ugh', which is a word … Continue reading Long Days do End
Routine definitely helps. L, my husband, always seems to feel critical of my need to stick to a routine. I don't know why. I mean, there is a time and a place to be spontaneous, sure, but your boss wouldn't appreciate you coming to work at 12.30 because you don't like routines and you had … Continue reading Can Tuesday Be the New Monday?
Even when you don't have a 9 to 5 job, Monday sucks. It's only because I have to do the groceries. I'm not sure which part of it bothers me the most. The getting the kids in and out of the car four times, buckling of seat belts, where are we going now, no I … Continue reading Mondays are Hard for Everybody