Posted in The Beginning

A Novelist In The Making

The aim: finish writing something I started.

Posted in progress, writing

Freelancer, Now For Hire!

I’ve taken the plunge and have created a profile to embark on my new business venture…freelance work.  For those who already have their foot well and truly wedged in the door, if not already in the next room, can you provide any advice to a budding new freelance writer?

I am ready to give it more than 1000000% and have started doing homework on what to look for, how to succeed etc. The focus areas/line of work I’ll propose bids on is writing stories aimed at children and blog writing.

Let’s see what the progress is like a couple of months down the line.


Posted in night off, personal

Quiet Weekends

With my favourite show back on TV (1 of 2, the other being The Flash which has also started up again this week), my evenings are taken up with Strictly Come Dancing. I’m an armchair judge, loving celebs which I never cared for, dancing with their pro’s and I’m happily looking forward to watching each episode.

As a result there won’t be much opportunity to write at the weekends but I’m OK with that.

Hope you are all keeping busy and will update in due course.

Posted in progress, writing

10K Mark

I’ve gone back to writing today, as I went to open the document up I looked at the word count and feel very proud for I’ve gone over the 10k mark.  There’s still a long way to go but it’s motivating enough to keep at the story.

Thanks again for all the suggestions and encouragement to keep on going.  I hope to update next at the weekend.

Posted in progress, writing

A Follow Up Hit?

A couple of nights ago I was ready for an epic writing session but unfortunately my eldest was poorly so it came to a halt.

Tonight I have continued with a chapter where a character sings another song to this stuck up narcissistic ignorant man and, as expected, he misinterprets the meaning.  I am loving this part of the story so am trying hard to keep the content good with a potential of very few edits for this area.

Not many words for tonight’s count but 142 is better than 0


Posted in progress

The Perfect Game

My lovely husband’s short story (unsure if it’s based on real events!)

James Butler's Blog

I went to pick up the ball for the last throw. I’ve never bowled like this before, eleven strikes down and I just need this one more for the game. The sweat drips down my forehead as I try to focus my line. The sound of the crowd cheering runs down to a dull whine. Everything is becoming blurry. I need to throw now or I’ll loose my track. I raise my arm back and throw down with a little bit of spin.

It’s going wide.

It’s hitting the gutter!

In the last second it teeters back into the ally. It hit’s the middle right pin and nearly of of them go flying.

Nearly all.

The front and last pin wobbles on it’s base. Another pin roles casually into it and knocks it over.

A perfect Game. The roar of the crowd it overwhelming, as I fall to my knees…

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Posted in thoughts



It goes wrong when everything feels right.
You have thoughts, feelings and expectations and all of a sudden they get shattered. Things change all the time whether you notice or not. Whether you like it or not.

How do you let go of hatred? It is built into us all, hard wired into our DNA. Fight or flight. Your choice.


As it goes on thoughts and feelings manifest into a black hole. And what for? What changed?

More time.

It is easy to hold onto hate, it fuels us, floods the brain with feelings that could pass off as positivity where actually it slowly kills us. But you don’t realise everyone else hates too.

We are only human.

No one can hold onto that much hate, life is too short to intentionally suffer internally.

What possible words could make everything better? What is your end goal? Do you know why you’re still doing this?

You miss feeling normal, you miss sharing life and it’s ever changing state. But you’re stuck. That’s ok. You can still be helped.

And then you realise.

Just let it go.

Words don’t make things better, hate doesn’t fix things. Change your mind and it’s thinking before it is too late. Though it is easier said than done tell yourself to stop hating and just get over it. It’ll take practise but you can still get there. Life is hard, don’t let something so insignificant destroy that.

Once you are gone the earth will continue to spin, do you really want to let negativity slowly consume you when the world has already moved on?

I can help you release the hate if you are willing to listen. Only if you want to change your thoughts and feelings.

But I cannot tell you this, you need to realise it yourself.