January 30, 2014

That's what I feel like at the moment, as I type, arms outstretched, neck stiff, eyes staring forward.
 

The neck brace I'll be wearing for the next five weeks has robbed me of peripheral vision, and also the ability to look down easily. I eat with the plate pushed half...

December 31, 2013

Until now my New Year's resolution has been don't make New Year's resolutions.

Now I'm feeling the need to do so, and the resolution is... be more organised.

I generally consider myself a very organised person. As a journalist and subeditor deadlines were not, as some sa...

November 14, 2013

Something happened to me today for the first time: I couldn't write.


Not because of writer's block - the story is there - but because the subject matter is too close to my own reality.

For me, writing is a way to make sense of the world through ordering words on a page,...

November 8, 2013

I'm way behind on my NaNoWriMo word count target

October 30, 2013

November is going to be a crazy month.

I've signed up to tackle NaNoWriMo – National Novel Writing Month. The aim is to write a novel of at least 50,000 words during November. Plots, outlines and characters can be created beforehand, but the actually penning, or typing,...

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