Poem: There Was a Time

A jolly poem, I think, started as part of a poetry writing thing I went on at Uni. It took me a bit to finish it. It is meant to kind of reflect the romantic style of early nineteenth century poetry, or there abouts. It was an exercise, a doodle that turned into something pretty….

What If, Whitby & What It Means to Me

In the past few days, my husband and I have had our semi-regular ‘what if’ conversation. This is when we allow ourselves for several minutes to imagine what our lives would be like if our more materialistic dreams came true. They would, but of course, be reliant on a lottery win. One dream we’ve had for…

Happy New Year :)

I suppose I should start writing about more general things on my blog, simply because I’m going to end up repeating myself. I write about writing over on Limebird Writers, but here? It’s more about me, a vain entreaty if you will. The New Year is here and I have some big personal plans for…

Victory! NaNoWriMo 2012

I have WON NaNoWriMo 2012 – if you follow me on twitter, you would have noticed me going on about it all the blummin time 😀   Here is the synopsis I posted with my NaNoWriMo story: ‘Every Other Thought’ Life – dull and joyless as it is – seems to be going to pieces for…

Literary Snobbery

By whose standards is something deemed as ‘badly written’? Sorry, this is a bit of a rant. I just can’t understand this literary snobbery that is abound. I’ve read a great deal in my reading life and can honestly say, the idea of something being well written or badly written is pretty much an illusion….

Side Track City

I’m getting incredibly side tracked by my writing at the moment.   I’m like a kid in a sweet shop and everything’s free. There are so many aisles I want to go down and so many jars I want to stick my grubby little mitts into, but I can’t put it all into my mouth…