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

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