Tag Archives: Novelling

Writing a novel is a marathon, not a sprint. (But there may be some sprinting involved!)

It’s done. The second draft of my novel is finally finished. I can’t quite believe it. I also can’t quite believe how long I’ve been working on it: Feb 2020: After brewing the bones of the story and characters on … Continue reading

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Where do you find your joy?

Hello friend! It’s been a while, hasn’t it? When I put my novel on pause to clear my head in May I didn’t think I’d be away for so long, and sometimes life takes us down the road less travelled … Continue reading

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“March on, and fear not the thorns, or the sharp stones on life’s path.” – Khalil Gibran

As the UK starts to open up after what feels like an awfully long period of lockdown, it’s left me thinking what, from the changes lockdown has brought to my life, do I want to keep?

This month has been shadowed for me, as I’m sure it has for you, with the memory of that first lockdown. I distinctly remember turning to my boss that day we closed the office, the person I sat next to at my day job every day, with no knowledge of when I’d see him in person again. I hardly ever worked from home. Not coming into the office was going to be a major change for us all. “See you… online I guess?” I said as we parted ways. Continue reading

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“In February there is everything to hope for and nothing to regret.” – Patience Strong

February’s been quite an active month for me. It started with attending Devoted & Disgruntled which I try to do every year. For those of you unfamiliar with it, it’s a two-and-a-half-day conference that asks the question ‘What are we … Continue reading

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