NaNoWriMo 2018 • The Third Attempt

Whew, how is it this time of year again? I participated in NaNoWriMo in 2016 and 2017, so this will be my third time attempting it. I won in 2016 with just over 50,000 words and that work was actually the base for the novel I'm currently editing! It's pretty much the ideal outcome (short … Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2018 • The Third Attempt

How To Create Your Own Writers’ Retreat

If you're anything like me, you've fantasised about spending a week in France holed up in a cottage in the middle of nowhere with nothing to keep you company but a porch, an artfully placed umbrella, cold iced tea and your laptop. Bliss. However, like me, you may also be broke. Broke as balls, to … Continue reading How To Create Your Own Writers’ Retreat

Poem • The Happiest Girl Has Never Seen Her Face

As it's #PoetryDayIRL, I figured I'd publish a poem seeing as I haven't done so in a long time. The Happiest Girl Has Never Seen Her Face is about being insecure in your own skin. It's about a lack of self-love. It's about feeling confident and beautiful until you look in a mirror and you … Continue reading Poem • The Happiest Girl Has Never Seen Her Face

100k Words Written And No Closer To A Finished Draft

Well, the title basically says it all. Allow me to sum up in another way: I am my own worst enemy. I've written over 100,000 words. Don't feel happy for me though, because it's not 100,000 words of one novel. Oh no, not me; I've written approximately 50,000 words each of TWO different novels. Neither … Continue reading 100k Words Written And No Closer To A Finished Draft