Month: January 2023

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Tuesday 31 Jan 2023: Publication Day!

It was a good gig on Friday night at the band’s original local. There was a great crowd with even a few surprise guests, which made it all the more…

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Monday 30 Jan 2023: bar graphs and pie charts

After I’d finished work on Thursday, I took my pile of short story notebooks into the living room to do some more consolidating, and I think I’m up to date…

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Friday 27 Jan 2023: new publication started

I’d stayed up a bit late to get the short story submitted in time to the writing challenge, and that meant getting up late the next day as well. Once…

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Thursday 26 Jan 2023: 12 stories in 12 months

Most of Tuesday was taken up with the date work and getting all of that up to date. It didn’t finish at tea time, though. I had another webinar to…

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Wednesday 25 Jan 2023: Date work + Writing prompts

The Scrivener/Save the Cat webinar wasn’t quite what I was expecting, but it was a free seminar and there was still some useful stuff in there. I just would have…

0 87  4 Comments on Tuesday 24 Jan 2023: I had a weekend off!
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Tuesday 24 Jan 2023: I had a weekend off!

I might have had a raving busy week last week, but one thing is for sure: Being busy in the week and completing all of your jobs mean you get…

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Monday 23 Jan 2023: More short stories

I worked until 4:30am Friday morning on ‘Thursday’, and that meant I had a long lie-in on Friday. I didn’t wake up until midday! And I still had work to…

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Friday 20 Jan 2023: Promising myself a treat once I finish…

I spent a lot of time on Wednesday faffing with Trello when I should have been ghostwriting. By about 11pm, I realised I still had too much work to do…

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Thursday 19 Jan 2023: Brrr!

Yesterday I managed to post a book review, so today is another two-day blog post. Tuesday After a few flurries of snow the day before, when we woke up on…

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Book Review: One Enchanted Evening

This feature is in association with NetGalley. One Enchanted Evening by Katie Fforde Many thanks to NetGalley and to Random House UK, Cornerstone, Century for letting me see an advance reader’s…

0 138  3 Comments on Tuesday 17 Jan 2023: Snowdrops (not ours in the pic)
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Tuesday 17 Jan 2023: Snowdrops (not ours in the pic)

Despite having ‘no plans beyond shopping’, we had a really busy weekend in the end. Saturday On Saturday we got up early (yes, really – at the weekend!) and we…

0 74  4 Comments on Monday 16 Jan 2023: Current WIP
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Monday 16 Jan 2023: Current WIP

Well, it seems that the WP to Buffer auto-shares worked okay, and I didn’t even have to check because I received not one but five emails (5): one from WordPress…

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Friday 13 Jan 2023: Testing things

I hit the ground running yesterday and went straight into faffing… Pomodoros Don’t forget, these pomodoros are 50 minutes each rather than 25 minutes each, short breaks are 10 minutes,…

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Thursday 12 Jan 2023: Dog shenanigans

The dog disturbed me several times during the night and that meant I didn’t get as much sleep as I’d like. The poet manages to sleep right through all of…

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Wednesday 11 Jan 2023: All clean!

The poet went into the office today, so that meant we were up earlier and that meant I was at my desk earlier. Pomodoros Don’t forget, these pomodoros are 50…

0 126  6 Comments on Tuesday 10 Jan 2023: 10 January already?!
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Tuesday 10 Jan 2023: 10 January already?!

Can you believe it’s 10 January already? Time flies ever quicker with each passing year. The dog didn’t get his twilight trot on Friday, or even his moonlight stroll. We…

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Monday 9 Jan 2023: Too much television

We almost forgot to take the tree down on Thursday night, so it was a mad frantic rush to do that and pack away all of the decorations. The tree…

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Friday 6 Jan 2023: lurgy house

While tea cooked on Wednesday night, I sat down and caught up with the rest of the daily competitions that had built up over the previous few weeks. That meant…

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Thursday 5 Jan 2023: New Kickstarter to back

New Kickstarter campaign On Tuesday evening an email came in from Kickstarter with news on the latest Dean Wesley Smith/Kristine Kathryn Rusch campaign: Fantasies Collide. I didn’t even know what…

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Wednesday 4 Jan 2023: Pomodoro Baby!

Tuesday started really late for me. This was too bad as it was the first day of the new year and I had great plans to follow. The problem was,…

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Book Review: Coming Home to Mistletoe Cottage

This feature is in association with NetGalley. Apologies for the bauble on the graphic when it’s no longer Christmas. I did finish the book a couple of weeks ago but…

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And so the new year begins… with new NOTEBOOKS!

Christmas and New Year are over but today is still a holiday in the UK. We were going to go out as we should have gone out on Sunday but…