Things I have Learned From My Time Away From Writing

juggling life

You may have noticed that for the past year or so I haven’t been writing as much. In fact I decided to take a little break as I had started to fall out of love with the whole process (I know – shock, horror!!) I would like to report that I have since become a multi-millionairess…

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A Rather Enthused Update!

I’m feeling rather excited lately. Add to that inspired, clear-headed, motivated and… well, you get the picture. But why? After so long of muddling along with my writing and trying to juggle it with other ways of making money (and failing), I’ve seen the light at the end of the tunnel! Frustrated at doing so…

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Hellyon’s Stand and Re-vamped Writer’s Site

At last the day has come! After a month or so of re-editing my first novel – I think I lost about 3000 words in the process – and getting stuck into the dark art of WordPress design, I can finally reveal the results! Hellyon’s Stand Hellyon’s Stand was a novel I started way back…

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A Cunning Plan, Baldrick!

So yesterday’s post told you how I had started feeling I was no longer a writer and, basically, going through a long dark night of the soul filled with social networking and the need to pop coloured bubbles. Now I shall tell you why it happened, and, more importantly, the conclusion. Why? Basically I fell…

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Moving My Goalposts

It’s been a tough old six months for my writing. I broke up with it. Then, unsure, I decided on a trial reconciliation, broke up again, stayed depressed on the sofa, became addicted to Facebook, games and morning TV and just generally bummed around feeling bad about myself. Writing had been a part of my…

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How Long Is a Piece of String?

Sounds like a question for quantum physics, doesn’t it? But I can assure you that I am wholly unqualified to talk about string theory or Schrödinger’s’ Cat, and I’m sure that you’re pretty relieved about that too! So what am I talking about? Novels. How long should it take to write one. I have lately…

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Chocolates

The famous line from Forrest Gump goes: ‘life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get.’ Last year life offered me a lovely box of chocolates, all tempting and sticky-finger making: the sort you don’t mind getting a bit fatter for. My writing was going well but not earning me…

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