Month: August 2023

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Thursday 31 August 2023: Back to work + August wrap-up

It feels like a long time since I was last here. That’s what having a holiday does, plus coming back to two days of solid work on one job. We…

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Friday 18 August 2023: Onward, Whitby

Here’s the pre-holiday roundup I promised on Wednesday. Tuesday I didn’t do any work on Tuesday. After a very rough night with the dog (and I was at home with…

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Wed 16 & Thu 17 Aug 2023: Proofreading

Today and tomorrow (Wednesday and Thursday) will be wall-to-wall proofreading, and proofreading is the ONLY job I’ll be doing. We break up tomorrow (Friday) for a week and while I’m…

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Tuesday 15 August 2023: I published a boxed set

I may have had an early start yesterday, but it didn’t necessarily follow that I did everything I needed to do. Firstly, I dropped my car off to be serviced…

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Monday 14 August 2023: Flying off the shelves

First job Friday morning was a trek down to the doctor’s to collect a repeat prescription. It’s less than five minutes away, on foot, so I was there and back…

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Friday 11 August 2023: Workshops and courses and books, oh my!

I have no idea what happened to Thursday. It was there, and I know I did stuff. But it seems to have vanished into a puff of thin air. I’ll…

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Thursday 10 August 2023: A morning of writing

For the second day on the trot the poet was up early and off on a business trip. On Tuesday he had to drive south to the midlands. Yesterday he…

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Wednesday 9 August 2023: Catching up

Catch up time again yesterday. This time revising a pop-up workshop on when things don’t quite go the way the readers/viewers expect and how to build that into your writing….

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Tuesday 8 August 2023: A fragmented day

The weekend went by in a bit of a blur. Not because of anything in particular. I just don’t feel like I even had a weekend. We were up early…

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Monday 7 August 2023: Making mockups

I think I blinked and missed the weekend… I had so much to do on Friday, and yet I spent ALL of it making mockups. I had a look at…

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A bit about me

Note: I’ve split this out from a previous post so I can add it as a sticky to the top of the page. Apologies to all who’ve already read it!…

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Friday 4 August 2023: Friday already! 😱

Friday! Well, that came around quick… I don’t want to get ahead of myself, though. Here’s how Thursday went. We had a good night. The dog stayed in his basket…

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Thursday 3 August 2023: Starting to catch up

Tuesday night was a lot better. Rufus got in his basket and went to sleep, and he stayed there for the entire night. Of course, that didn’t stop me waking…

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Wednesday 2 August 2023: A bit behind

I’m running a bit behind at the moment. Usually I write my blog posts as I go and schedule them to post the next day. At the moment, or this…

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Tuesday 1 August 2023: The month ahead

And here we are, August at last. Where is the year going to? Monday After a very busy and slightly fraught weekend, Monday arrived with a bit of a bang. The…