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Reunited

My mom and dad were married in 1954, the day before my mom’s 20th birthday. Something happened to the photographs taken on the day, though, and they had a lot…

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Camp NaNo April 2023: Day 5

First job on Wednesday was to go and collect my prescription from the doctors. It was drizzling slightly, but the dog wanted to come with me, so he came too….

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Camp NaNo April 2023: Day 4

  Day 4 of NaNo didn’t really get off the ground until very late on. It was a bitty, busy day with me having two lots of appointments, one of…

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Camp NaNo April 2023: Days 1, 2 & 3

We had another busy weekend. On Saturday morning I had to check what we had in the cupboards already, write a meal plan for this week, and then write up a…

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Camp NaNo April 2023: Prep work 3

First thing Friday morning I had my new-patient appointment at our new doctors. So I took some letters to the letterbox and was early for my appointment. This is the…

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Camp NaNo April 2023: Prep work 2

As each day passes I’m getting to my desk closer and closer to that magical ten o’clock… I just haven’t made it there yet. First job of the day was…

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Camp NaNo April 2023: Prep work 1

It was still morning when I arrived at my desk yesterday and the first thing I did was pick up the workbook I’d deliberately left there the night before and…

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Wednesday 29 Mar 2023: Camp NaNoWriMo on the horizon…

I managed to get up a bit earlier yesterday, and that meant I arrived at my desk a bit earlier too. It was too cool to sit and have breakfast…

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Tuesday 28 Mar 2023: ISBNs starting 979

I ended up being lazy yesterday. I was still very tired after the clocks going forward and I couldn’t really get going. So I did a load of faff stuff,…

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Monday 27 Mar 2023: Not a BST person

We had a busy weekend that started on Thursday night really. We went out to see a band but the place was far too packed and the sound was far…

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Friday 24 Mar 2023: Finally, writing prompts…

I’ve had a good run this week for getting up either early or on time and yesterday was no exception. I was also at my desk bang on 10am. Starting…

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Thursday 23 Mar 2023: A glorious day

I woke up to a glorious day yesterday. The sun was shining, the sky was blue, next door had washing blowing on the line, and Rufus wanted to just sit…

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Wednesday 22 Mar 2023: *Almost* the writing prompts…

I was up relatively early again on Tuesday and, again, I got through a lot of stuff on the phone over breakfast because I knew pretty much what I would…

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Tuesday 21 Mar 2023: Proofreading…

We were up relatively early on Monday as the poet was off on another trip away, this time down south. I had intended on going back to bed once he’d…

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Monday 20 Mar 2023: “I own a writing & editing business”

I was doing really well on Friday morning. I got up at 7:30am, all by myself (the poet was away), got dressed, etc, fed the animals, made myself a hot…

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Friday 17 Mar 2023: Tired Thursdays

I’m always tired on Thursdays, I always have been. I’ve never known why, but it’s a regular phenomenon. So I can’t really blame getting up earlier than usual this week,…

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Thursday 16 Mar 2023: Up with the lark

We were up with the lark yesterday, because workmen replacing the conservatory were due at 8am. We got up at 7:30am (okay, it’s up with the lark for us, even…

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Wednesday 15 Mar 2023: A better day

Tuesday was better. What more can I say? Other than it wasn’t difficult. Again, much of the day was spent on the hard-copy edit. I only had 18 pages to…

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Tuesday 14 Mar 2023: Another slow day

Mondays are always good days as far as my work is concerned. They usually seem to be the most productive day all week. Apart from yesterday. Yesterday it looks as…

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Monday 13 Mar 2023: Snow!

It carried on snowing through Thursday night and was really deep by Friday morning, so I actually spent a lot of time looking at and photrographing the snow too. The…

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Friday 10 Mar 2023: Struggle to get going

I’m sure you’ll all be delighted to know that the snow I ordered arrived in good time for my birthday. I got up early just so I could watch it…

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Thursday 9 Mar 2023: It’s my birthday!

It’s my birthday today. Again! It comes around every year, but it doesn’t seem five minutes since my last birthday post. I’ve already been treated to a trip to see…

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Wednesday 8 Mar 2023: Started a new read

I didn’t big-up the Monkey Dust admin enough on Monday. When I write it like that, it looks like quite a small job, but it’s actually a big-ish job. First…

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Tuesday 7 Mar 2023: Hectic weekend

What a great and busy weekend we had. We took the cat to the vet at teatime on Friday. It doesn’t matter what we say or what we do, they…

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Monday 6 Mar 2023: Catching up, slowly

The last job I did on Thursday was finalise the three editing samples with tracked changes I did for an editing job I liked the look of. These weren’t paid…

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Friday 3 Mar 2023: Busy Thursday

Oh, my goodness. I had such a busy day on Thursday. I had a full and good night’s sleep for a change and could have quite happily got up an…

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Thursday 2 Mar 2023: Using the Novelist app

There are times when I am out and about and I don’t have my notebook or my laptop with me but I suddenly find I have time when I could…

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Wednesday 1 Mar 2023: Hello March + Writing prompts

We had a bit of a struggle getting to the show on Monday night. We’d timed it really well and knew that if we left the house at 5:30pm, we’d…

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Monday 27 Feb 2023: Off to the theatre, dah-ling!

The ghostwriting client confirmed safe receipt of both Part 4 and the bonus short story on Thursday, saying they would send it to editorial and let me know if there…

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Friday 24 Feb 2023: Planning and writing

I didn’t do the writing prompts posts this week because I hadn’t done the leg work for July. So writing prompts for July should appear next week everywhere. It will…

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Thursday 23 Feb 2023: Technology fail… again

On Tuesday morning, after working through the entire night, I submitted the fourth instalment of the ghostwriting at around 8am. As I mentioned yesterday, as the poet was getting up,…

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Wednesday 22 Feb 2023: The power of Facebook

I seem to have inadvertently taken another day off on Tuesday. I worked late Monday night to submit Part 4 of the ghostwriting job and finished at around 8am Tuesday…

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Tuesday 21 Feb 2023: Tired

In between chapters on Sunday night, I made up a concoction of tuna chunks, oil and chicken gravy. Then I went for a quick walk in the dark to lay…