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Monday 17 July 2023: I wrote a ghost story

Friday My body woke me up at 4am on Friday morning, complaining about the chocolate Munchies I’d had the night before. The dog woke me up at 5am, wanting to…

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Friday 14 July 2023: Horror stories give me nightmares

The last thing I did on Wednesday night was read another short story from the first set book for the fantasy thriller writing workshop. It was a horror story and…

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Thursday 13 July 2023: I wrote a short story set on a ship

The very last thing I did before going to sleep on Tuesday night was plot out the storyline for The City of Glasgow. I used Story Plotter on my phone….

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Wednesday 12 July 2023: Multi-tasking

I had a really good start to the day by remembering the People’s Friend writing hour on Twitter. So I got up and dressed in record time instead of languishing…

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Tuesday 11 July 2023: A bit behind

The poet was up with the lark on Monday morning because he had a long drive south for a two-day business conference. And he really was driving to the bottom…

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Monday 10 July 2023: Down came the rain

We were both really tired on Thursday night. Probably the previous few weeks catching up on us. I struggled to get up on Friday and was Very Late to my…

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Book Review: Summer in Tuppenny Bridge

This feature is in association with NetGalley. Summer in Tuppenny Bridge by Sharon Booth Many thanks to NetGalley and to Storm Publishing for letting me see an advance reader’s copy…

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Friday 7 July 2023: 200 words a day

Wednesday didn’t turn out to be one of my better days. I hardly had any sleep Tuesday night and after my emergency run to the vet, I came home and…

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Holly

This is tough. I’m not writing this for sympathy or for loads and loads of comments. I’m writing this so that all the lovely people who cared about Holly disappearing…

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Wednesday 5 July 2023: Cranking up the machine

I was having a slow and leisurely start to Tuesday, until I remembered it was the People’s Friend writing hour on Twitter at 11am. Usually I’m late or in a…

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Tuesday 4 July 2023: Happy Fourth of July!

Happy 4th of July to all of my American friends and readers. Have a super day. Saturday On Saturday morning I hung out some washing, wrote our meal plan for…

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Monday 3 July 2023: The month ahead

What a lovely, sunny, cheerful flower. I think yellow is my favourite colour. Friday I knew Friday would be a busy day as it was the day I had to…

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Friday 30 June 2023: June wrap-up

I was pretty much up with the poet on Thursday morning. He was off on another longish drive to one of his sites, but it was an hour later than…

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Thursday 29 June 2023: Lots of reading

There was one thing I was struggling with on Affinity Publisher that I really wanted to sort out in my head. I couldn’t get the background of my magazine cover…

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Wednesday 28 June 2023: The machine worked but the tech got me

I finished playing with Affinity Publisher on Sunday evening just as Elton John was finishing his set at Glastonbury. I will definitely use Publisher and I have used Affinity Photo…

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Tuesday 27 June 2023: A shiny new toy

Friday was a bit of a lazy day in which I didn’t get through a lot of work, but I did do some things. Like hanging washing on the line,…

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Monday 26 June 2023: Challenges

I have a new challenge. I’ve challenged myself, but I know I can do it. However, in order to do this challenge, there are other challenges I also have to…

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Friday 23 June 2023: A bit worried…

I was starting to get a bit concerned about the Brevo thing. They didn’t respond to my last email. The email they sent before that was threatening to close my…

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Thursday 22 June 2023: Bumbling along

I slept really well on Tuesday night, and so did the dog. Which is probably why I slept so well. I had to wake him up he was in such…

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Wednesday 21 June 2023: More rain

Yesterday began with me checking social media and emails while I had breakfast, and then I went straight into finishing the current book for NetGalley. I really enjoyed this one…

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Book Review: Broken Angels

This feature is in association with NetGalley. Broken Angels by Gwyn Bennett Many thanks to NetGalley and to Storm Publishing for letting me see an advance reader’s copy of Broken…

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Tuesday 20 June 2023: A thunderstorm at last

We had thunderstorms forecast for the entire weekend and, naturally, I was keeping a close eye on them all via my app. Saturday On Saturday I wanted to go to…

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Monday 19 June 2023: New bed, new bedding

We had to get up early on Friday because our new bed was coming. I asked if they could give me an idea of what time, and they said any time…

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Friday 16 June 2023: New bed day

I was at my desk on time, having caught up on social media and email over breakfast. I also read another two chapters of the NetGalley book and I shared…

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Thursday 15 June 2023: Long night ahead

The weather is a lot more bearable at the moment, despite the storms never arriving. There’s a cool, fresh breeze and that makes a massive difference inside the house when…

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Wednesday 14 June 2023: I found a writing podcast

I don’t know how I did it. I think a Twitter pal has been taking part in their 200-words-a-day challenge and I followed the link from there, tripped slightly, and…

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Tuesday 13 June 2023: These storms keep missing us

I don’t have a ‘my power board this week’ post this week. This is because it looks exactly the same as it did last week. And it looks exactly the…

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Monday 12 June 2023: Editing, editing, editing

I didn’t work too late into the evening on Thursday and when the poet called to say he was on his way home from band practice, I finished the chapter…

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Friday 9 June 2023: Full steam ahead

I didn’t think I was very hungry on Wednesday at tea time, but the poet made the dinner we should have had on Sunday and I ate it all. All…

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Thursday 8 June 2023: I’m so retro

Here’s how the rest of yesterday panned out. I put on my big girl pants, got in my own darned car, drove to a real, bricks-and-mortar bank, and paid in…

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Wednesday 7 June 2023: Too much red tape

I left everyone dangling on Monday. Here’s how that day went. Monday Monday started with me waking up feeling rough as $h!t. (Excuse my language.) I’d spent most of the…

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Sombre day

I was going to write up how yesterday went for today’s post, but it didn’t seem fitting. So I’m going to save it for later in the week. Today is…

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Monday 5 June 2023: The power board this week

Friday was a fair day, work-wise. The poet had a LOT of meetings in the morning, and a few in the afternoon too. When I realised that I wouldn’t get…