I never thought I’d become a ‘Trekkie’. I’m a Star Wars fan through and through, but after binge-watching The Big Bang Theory (BBT) for the thousandth time, I was curious about the many references that were made to the franchise. Not ‘getting’ the jokes, hat-tips or guest appearances never took away from my enjoyment ofContinue reading “Star Trek references in Big Bang Theory that I didn’t know about (and how it applies to writing)”
Anyone who has been following me on this writing journey may have noticed that I set myself time-related goals to try and get this novel over the finish line. In my post on editing, I stated that I would be taking a month’s break and hoped to have completed all my editing by the newContinue reading “Why I quit working to deadlines”
The 1st November has FINALLY arrived and I woke up super excited to start a brand new project. Here you will find daily updates including my word count, total so far and a lil’ comment on how I’m finding the experience. Check back daily for the latest!
Anyone who has taken part in a NaNoWriMo understands the mammoth task I am about to undertake. Those of you who haven’t attempted it or don’t know what it is, grab a coffee, sit down and relax while I explain.
Finally! Taking a month off from writing has felt like years. I managed to get a lot done in that time, but I have definitely been itching to get my fingers to the keyboard. I’ve outlined other stories to weave throughout the main plot, created character bios for my supporting characters and jotted down additionalContinue reading “Let the editing commence”
Who doesn’t love sitting down with a tub of ice-cream, pretzels, crisps and chocolate for a binge-watching session of any (or all) of these hit TV shows? I’m a major TV buff, particularly with shows like this – I’ve christened them ‘happy shows’. Shows that deal with everything in a light and funny way, perfectContinue reading “Studying the characters of Friends, Big Bang Theory and How I met Your Mother”
Writing the words ‘the end’ feels spectacular. Even though it’s my second draft, the story has evolved and changed so much that finishing it feels like an entirely new experience. How did I celebrate?
Warning – this post contains spoilers The novel I’m writing sits within the Fool Triumphant or Chick-Lit genre. Although, it doesn’t strictly fit as chick lit because there isn’t a love interest – at least, not in the version as it currently stands. I am wondering whether incorporating a love interest will provide an additionalContinue reading “Reading Bridget Jone’s Diary and Looking For The Villain”
For as long as I can remember I’ve been a reader and a writer. While my sister was out playing football and enjoying the many benefits of fresh air, I was inside with my head in a book. I kept diaries haphazardly and watched a lot of TV, consuming as many stories as I couldContinue reading “How a good friend (and NaNoWriMo) got me back into writing”