NaNoWriMo and November writing plans

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It’s November already which, for writers everywhere means one thing… NaNoWriMo time! For those not in the know, NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month. It’s an annual scheme where writers around the world begin to write on the 1st of November with a goal of creating a 50,000 word novel by the end of the month. I admire all that do it. It takes a lot of dedication, hard work and planning. 3 things I can do but not necessarily all at the same time…

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It’s Evaluate your Life Day…

Today is ‘Evaluate Your Life Day’.  Oh yes… It’s an official day for us all to reflect on the things we’ve done, to think about the path we’ve travelled and to plan for the journey ahead of us.  Or, for me, I found it’s to reflect on some of the things I really should have done by now and haven’t.  Like save and plan for my retirement and be financially fab.  Basically, my quick snapshot evaluation showed me I’m screwed.  

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My writing month review for September 2019

My writing month this September is almost over, and so I’ve taken the opportunity to write a review of my progress.  This a) helps me actually get some words down into a blog post. And b) might remind me that I’m writing again… and making progress. I know I’ve been a bit slow in getting blog posts out… I remember writing a post  promising to blog more regularly.  That post was quite a while ago, possibly a year.  Yes, I know… But hey, annually is regular, yes?  Humph.   Continue reading “My writing month review for September 2019”

Paperback available on Amazon…

The paperback version of Friendship Love and Sangria now available on Amazon!

image of Friendship Love and Sangria now availableI hadn’t planned on releasing the sequel to ‘Friendship, Love and Apple Tea‘ as a paperback through Amazon for another month yet as it has been available to purchase directly from me since mid-June.  I love sending them straight to readers as it means I can sign them if asked, and I personally post every copy.  But, although I’ve shared the website link and let people know, I’ve still been inundated with emails and messages asking when it’s out on Amazon.  So, here it is…  Continue reading “Paperback available on Amazon…”

‘Please look after this bear…’

Confession Time… Teddy Bears.  Yes, I’m admitting here on my blog that I love them and always have.  Just can’t help myself.  I’m the one that coos at a bear I pass in a shop, just like others may at newborn babies.  My own bear came to my wedding dressed in the same waistcoat and bow tie as the other ushers.  He celebrates his birthday each year and used to have a cake made by my mother (who, for some reason, has stopped… RUDE!)  Whilst my friends favoured their Tiny Tears dolls, Sindys and Barbies, I had my bears.  Dolls did not make me ooh and ahh, or chat or dance about.  I’m of the same opinon as the  late actor and writer Peter Bull who once said,  “Dolls stay where they are put all day long wondering what they will wear next.”  How boring to be a doll. Continue reading “‘Please look after this bear…’”