The Writing Journal #17

February has arrived with an icy blast, and with it brought the final reckoning for January’s writing targets. On the whole it’s felt like a very productive month that I feel has laid some very solid foundations to build on for the rest of the year. Target Number 1: Submit first draft of my latest … Continue reading The Writing Journal #17

The Writing Journal #16

It’s squeaky bum time (for January, at least) as we head into the last week of the first month of 2019. With only four days left and three deadlines to meet, let’s double down and jump into The Writing Journal one last time (for January, at least). Target Number 1: Submit first draft of my … Continue reading The Writing Journal #16

The Writing Journal #14

It’s become a very common practice across social media these days to post pictures of fruity granola and gym membership cards with the phrase “New Year, New Me” splashed across them in a snappy, 21st Century update on the New Year’s Resolution. Whilst I’ve never been one to engage with such things before (granola hurts … Continue reading The Writing Journal #14

Happy New Year!

The tree is down. The turkey consumed. Multiple LEGO sets have been constructed (in my household, at least). It must mean that Christmas 2018 is gone and 2019 has begun in earnest. I always find it sad to say goodbye to Christmas. Mainly, as I’ve highlighted in previous blog posts, because I’m a big kid … Continue reading Happy New Year!

The Writing Journal #13

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and I am certainly starting to feel the festive spirit now with only 8 more sleeps ‘til Christmas Day. I love everything about Christmas, from the time spent with the family and the enhanced community spirit to the numerous mince pies and brandy sauce that will be … Continue reading The Writing Journal #13

The Writing Journal #12

It’s been a funny old week. Mostly, I’ve been riding a wave of joy that both my first drafts are completed and ready for the excitement of editing and shaping my story, which is always my favourite part of writing in any form. It’s also been the first time in nearly three months that I … Continue reading The Writing Journal #12

The Writing Journal #11

Somehow, we have crashed head-long into December and 2018 is nearly in the history books! Every year I seem to get more surprised by the relentless march of time but, as they say, time flies when you’re having fun so that must mean I’m only getting more fun as I get older, right? RIGHT?!… December … Continue reading The Writing Journal #11

The Writing Journal #10

There’s a change in the air this week, and not because Christmas, or indeed winter, is coming. When I first started the Writing Journal in September, I was in the midst of writing two very different projects, and the targets I was setting myself were designed to keep these chugging along towards my year-end goal … Continue reading The Writing Journal #10

The Writing Journal #9

It’s an exciting day at Stevenson Towers (not the actual name of my house, but it should be). From this day on, I will be able to officially call myself a published author as my first book goes on sale! Now, I have to clarify that it is not solely my work – it is … Continue reading The Writing Journal #9

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