The Writing Journal #8

Before I start the blog proper this week, I want to take a moment to pause and reflect on yesterday’s Armistice Centenary. Across the country, and indeed around the world, the centenary was marked in a dignified, poignant and heartfelt manner that I found to be genuinely moving and thought-provoking. Closer to home, our local … Continue reading The Writing Journal #8

The Writing Journal #7

Whether it’s the influence of a new Time Lord or the simple product of growing old, I’m not sure, but the time between my last blog post and this has simultaneously felt like a blink and an eternity! It has felt like a chaotic whirlwind at times, and yet I can barely remember setting my … Continue reading The Writing Journal #7

The Writing Journal #6

What a difference a week makes. 168 little hours. Storms and flash flooding that battered my small corner of the globe made way for bright and glorious sunshine that shows no signs of stopping (for today at least). The same week has also seen some differences in my writing outlook as well, although not necessarily … Continue reading The Writing Journal #6

The Writing Journal #5

To say it’s been a wet and windy weekend in my neck of the woods would be somewhat of an understatement! As a Welshman, I’ve seen my fair share of drizzle over the years but Storm Callum has been on another level, quite literally if you look at the rivers around me. I can count … Continue reading The Writing Journal #5

The Writing Journal #4

Turns out there’s a lot to cover in this week’s entry, so I’m going to write a worryingly short First Act and cut right to the chase instead…   Target Number 1 – Add 3,000 words to my novel manuscript. Status: ACHIEVED 😊 And then some! In aiming to add 3,000 words to my novel … Continue reading The Writing Journal #4

The Writing Journal #2

On last week’s blog, I wrote about deadlines and the focus they can bring to your writing through something I like to call “good pressure” (even if it doesn’t always feel “good” at the time!). To that end, I started The Writing Journal to see if I could recreate that “good pressure” with self-imposed deadlines … Continue reading The Writing Journal #2

Writer’s Journal #1

It’s ten years since I started my first year of university. It’s a terrifying thought that makes me weep gently inside as to where that time has gone. Of the many thoughts and memories that this fact has generated over the past few days, there is one that stuck with me and seems particularly pertinent … Continue reading Writer’s Journal #1