I struggle with January. Like, a lot. It’s cold, Christmas is over, everyone seems to be really into fitness&health all of a sudden and did I mention it’s cold? It’s the month of fresh starts that seem suddenly stale two weeks in. It’s the month of tube strikes, and promised snow that never materialises. It’s… Continue reading Finding the magic in January.
So, I’m writing a book. It’s not a book at the moment, it’s just a jumble of words on a page. But one day, it’s going to be a book. I really enjoy reading about other people’s writing process–what they do that’s the same/different from me, so I thought I’d journal my writing process. I’ve never… Continue reading Stage 1: Draft 1 | Writing
HAPPY NEW YEAR!! I hope you had a great end of year celebration, and I hope you don’t have too much of a headache this morning. 2017 means a new start, new aims and goals, and here are mine for the year ahead: 1 // Write Bravely So, there’s this book I want to write,… Continue reading 2017 goals
1 // Ginger Reads Lainey Lainey’s videos are super informative and encouraging, and she has some great writing tip videos. I also LOVE her monthly writing vlogs–they are simultaneously completely relatable and inspirational, and I always seem to want to write after watching one. 2 // Kim Chance Kim has detailed videos on… Continue reading 5 Writing Youtubers You Should Be Watching!
Hello lovely blog readers! I have been wanting to start a little bookish Q and A series here on my blog for a while now, mainly because (a) I’m nosy, and (b) bookish people (I’m talking librarians, authors, bloggers, book pushers everywhere) are the best, and that is a scientifically verifiable fact* *It might not… Continue reading Q and A: Chris Callaghan, Author of The Great Chocoplot
The title of this blog post is a lyric from a song in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, one of my favourite movies ever. The song is all about how mistakes, and failures and things-going-wrong are the building blocks for success. The sentiment in it speak SO much to me, and I play it on full… Continue reading From the ashes of disaster grow the roses of success!
Long time, no blog! I love this time of year. Warm summer evenings in the garden, a book in my lap. BBQ and suncream and the sound of waves crashing in the distance. Shorts and heart-shaped sunglasses and paddling pools. Summer is the best. But there’s been a lot of news lately, specifically ‘breaking’ news.… Continue reading Summer love
As I type this, the sun is shining. I can hear the sound of planes zooming across the cloudless sky outside and I’m already eyeing up my sunglasses box so I can go outside and enjoy the weather. Spring has finally sprung in England. I have to admit, I’m a sucker for bad weather –… Continue reading spring & ten things.
Currently listening to: Hamilton. On repeat. Constantly. Currently watching: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (the theme song has been stuck in my head for days!) I’m not sure why, but the quote in this blog title really speaks to me. I like the way it’s accepting of life now, in the moment, whilst acknowledging that there are… Continue reading I’m not where I want to be, I’m where I need to be.
The past few years have been pretty milestone heavy. First I turned 18 – I was finally an adult. Then at 19 I started Uni. This is gonna come as a big surprise, but at 20 I was in my twenties. 21 was big because of the whole 21st birthday thing. 22 was AMAZING because… Continue reading 25 things before 25.