a vision or near enough

It’s that time of year. We look to the year ahead and back on what’s past and make unrealistic evaluations and promises to ourselves. I’m not keen on hard-line resolutions, because things seldom go as planned, but I’m thinking about my hopes for 2018. My vision, if you will. I have a January list, and […]

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I’m a big girl now

Pull-ups, wow! Just me? There was an ad, back in the day. Catchy tune. I’m singing it in my head. Fine, out loud. Oh look, there it is: so that’s a tangent for a start. Gosh. What was I going to say? Right – I had a birthday. I’m now THIRTY-ONE. To my ears, thirty […]

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This is how I roll (off my rocker)

on getting a wedgie straddling the fence between doing too much and missing out on cool stuff…   This week got a bit mad. The calendar assures me it is only Wednesday but I do not actually believe it. Sunday afternoon, my lovely Mum and Dad offered to take the kids for a few hours and […]

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Launched

The gorgeous book was gorgeously launched! The Laboratory, Lincoln’s very own brew bar, was packed to the rafters with writerly types. Good beer, good poetry, and lots of “I can’t believe how many people are here! I thought no one liked poetry!” The place was buzzing. A real party. With TWO mayors. (A week later, […]

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hungry much?

I’ve been all about the writing today. I’m hungry for the next scene, the next twist, the next big reveal! I did nap this morning, but I wrote right up until napping became necessity and then wrote again as soon as I got the chance (must thank Louis when he gets home from halte garderie, […]

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where’s wally progress?

Progress feels slow but it’s there… just. I submitted a short story to a Paris lit magazine today, and also received a rejection letter from a lit agency I queried… before Elena was born. I got the message about four months ago, thanks, but the email cleared up any confusion, yes. Sorry, no more bitterness. Promise. Progress on my […]

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it’s all about the line

break. I’ve been playing with poetry, you may have noticed. I’ve been reading and hearing and writing the stuff, mostly because of the writers group I attend. They got me onto it and into it and asked me tough questions about the things I was writing. And lots of questions about line breaks. If I […]

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sharing is b(e)aring

In the past months I have discovered the importance and joy of sharing my writing with others, and of hearing their writing shared. To be involved in the creative process, with others, is a wonderful thing. I am motivated, inspired, emboldened to try new forms and I am learning a lot. Sharing is baring. But […]

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Other writing

The Other Writers’ Group has got me thinking about Other writing. On a regular basis I write novels and blog posts and diary entries. But I used to branch out more. I once wrote a children’s book. I started a second, and a third. I once wrote terrible poetry and song lyrics without music. A […]

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