Category Archives: Finding Time To Write

We Have Visitors….

As I write, Him Indoors is actually outdoors… sitting in his car on the drive. I know! WHAT is he doing? Have I finally driven him to distraction with my non-stop singing of ‘The Baked Potato’ song? Has he locked … Continue reading

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GUEST POST: The Importance of Goal Setting

Today I bring you a rare thing on this blog – a guest post! Many thanks to writer S.Bee who has some wise words to say about setting goals. This is something I definitely need to do. Without goals, nothing … Continue reading

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Getting Things Done: The Ivy Lee Method

If, like me, you are easily distracted and often get to the end of a day and feel like you’ve achieved NOTHING (or am I alone?), then you might find this useful. I spotted it in the Tesco magazine and … Continue reading

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How to Mute Words on Twitter! (and other stuff)

Right. I am not going to mention the ‘B’ word (UK readers will understand) or the ‘C’ word (clue: 25th Dec) at all. This is going to be a happy post! I have actually muted those words* on my Twitter … Continue reading

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What’s Your Problem?

My problems are (very First World-y – ie: not problems at all): 1. I have failed at NaNoWriMo, due to TMGO (too much going on, including a laptop breakdown!) and I’m thinking that perhaps I will try again in January, … Continue reading

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Are We Being Too Hard on Ourselves?

Recently I met up with my writing buddy Sally, to talk about our progress (or lack of it) and to set short and long-term writing goals. This might sound super-professional and organised, but don’t be deceived: it’s just us saying … Continue reading

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The Force of 15 Minutes

While I was on holiday last week (hence no blog post!), I was perusing the books on my kindle, as you do and I re-read a handy little book that I bought some time ago – The 15 Minute Writer: … Continue reading

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How to Kickstart Your Writing (After a Break)

We’ve had the best day of the year so far today. You too? Sunshine! Temperatures over 20 degrees! I wore (long) shorts for the first time and swapped my woolly hat for a jaunty cap. Finally, finally, it feels like … Continue reading

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The First Signs of Spring…

It’s got warmer all of a sudden, don’t you think? And, in my garden, for the last two days, we’ve heard the first sounds of spring: the POP, POP, ARRRGGH! of this season’s first games of table tennis. OH has … Continue reading

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And Relax…..

My novel draft (yes, the one I was working on here) was finally finished and zapped off (all 71k of it) for a critique last Monday. Yes, I know, weeks later than it was promised but it wasn’t through lack … Continue reading

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