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Wednesday 27 March 2024: Hack attack!

At first I couldn’t remember what I’d done at all on Tuesday morning…and then it all came back to me. After 2 very early starts for me, which included putting…

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Wednesday 20 March 2024: Feeling super!

Whenever I finish a job, I don’t just feel good once. I feel good several times. First off, there’s that initial feeling of accomplishment that I’ve finished something, in a…

0 302  2 Comments on Tuesday 19 March 2024: Busy weekend
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Tuesday 19 March 2024: Busy weekend

Because I didn’t finish all of my work on Friday, I already knew I’d be working at the weekend. Saturday First thing Saturday we also had to take the dog…

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Thursday 14 March 2024: My learning this week – new feature

Bouquet of fresh red tulip flowers sitting on dark surface background with copy space – depositphotos.com It’s free image day today, and this week it’s one I quite like so…

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Wednesday 28 February 2024: A plot flaw?

Before we’d had our tea on Monday, son #2 came to see his dad for his birthday. He stayed for quite a while and we really put the world to…

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Tuesday 27 February 2024: Dental checkups 😱

We ate out on Thursday, we had a takeaway on Friday, and we went for a meal on Sunday. We’re not eating very well at all at the moment, but…

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Monday 11 September 2023: Anatomy of a messy desk

So this was the sight that greeted me when I went into the office this morning. I can’t stand an untidy desk and I can’t work at one. But this…

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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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I won an award

On Thursday evening I received a message via the contact form. It was from QueryLetter.com and it was to let me know that they’d given me an award. I receive…

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Diary of a pocket novel – the end of Act 1

Thanks to my Monday afternoon writers’ group I’m being forced to work on the pocket novel. We’re supposed to bring something new to every session, either something we’re working on…

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Wednesday 17 July 2019

It was so hot here yesterday I ended up stripping down to just a nightie and flip flops to sit and work in. That felt both refreshing and quite liberating….

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Diary of a Novel: 2 April 2019

Having abandoned – temporarily – Catch the Rainbow, yesterday I started work on The Beast Within: a Marcie Craig mystery. Marcie Craig is the main protagonist and amateur sleuth in…

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Getting out of the doldrums

I was feeling a tad overwhelmed this time last week when I posted about the various piles of work I had. But sorting them out and discussing it with the…

0 78  2 Comments on 52 books in 52 weeks: Save the Cat! Writes a Novel
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52 books in 52 weeks: Save the Cat! Writes a Novel

I set myself the goal of reading and reviewing 52 writing guides over the year. Here is book 44. Save the Cat! has been the last book on screenwriting that…