Month: December 2023

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Friday 29 December 2023: The bit in the middle

Did you have a lovely Christmas? Ours was very relaxed. We didn’t do any baking, but of course the poet still cooked us a rather splendid Christmas dinner. We had…

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Friday 22 December 2023: Season’s Greetings!

A massive thank you to all have made the blog worth posting in 2023. I’ve enjoyed interacting with everyone and meeting some new faces. We celebrate Christmas in the Wordsworth…

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Thursday 21 December 2023: Another free illustration

I thoroughly enjoyed seeing all of my lovely new writer’s guides lined up on my Kindle, all nine of them. I forgot there was another freebie too that I converted,…

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Wednesday 20 December 2023: Planning

I didn’t quite stop work on Monday night at the end of the working day. Instead, I took two notebooks into the living room and jotted a few things down…

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Tuesday 19 December 2023: A Pomodoro kind of day

I didn’t have time to catch up with sleep on Saturday morning after Friday’s mammoth session. We had to get to the vet before they closed to pick up some…

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Monday 18 December 2023: Up with the lark

Well, not so much up with the lark as up with the poet, but you get the drift. I had a very busy day ahead of me on Friday so…

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Friday 15 December 2023: One of those days

I already knew I was going to be busy on Thursday. Raving busy in fact. So the plan was to just concentrate on one job until it was done and…

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Thursday 14 December 2023: Diva technology

I had to step away from the time management/Pomodoro systems that aren’t working and do some work, but I was determined not to do anything else until I had at…

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Wednesday 13 December 2023: Technology is broken

The first email I received on Tuesday morning was from the time management app people I’d fired off a support email to on Monday. All it asked was if I…

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Tuesday 12 December 2023: Some good news…

…and some less good news. The weekend was busy but great. First of all we took the dog to the vet for another blood test and the result was very…

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Monday 11 December 2023: So far, so good…

Before I finished work on Thursday, and while the poet was at his last band practice of the year, I worked on this week’s diary instead of leaving it until…

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Friday 8 December 2023: Forgive me while I work things out

The last two jobs I did on Tuesday were rearranging a lot of my files on the laptop into something that’s hopefully a bit more streamlined, and starting today’s blog…

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Thursday 7 December 2023: Failed!

Well, that didn’t work very well. Despite working on yesterday’s blog post offline, WordPress wouldn’t let me start today’s post offline. Which kind of defeats the object of not going…

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Wednesday 6 December 2023: Getting organised?

Tuesday started well with me reading another chapter in The Organised Writer. I read a chapter before bedtime the night before too. Key advice this time is to not check social…

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Tuesday 5 December 2023: Best laid plans of mice and men…

The rest of Friday was great. I can’t remember precisely how the rest of Friday went, but that has to be good, right? Ah yes, I remember… I did some…

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Monday 4 December 2023: New planning process

I had to step away from both the blog and the planning work on Thursday and get on with some work. The blog was nudging 2,000 words and getting far…

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Friday 1 December 2023: The month ahead

Well, this is a long one. I’d make a drink and pull up a chair if I were you… The dog waited until about 6:30am to wake me up yesterday,…