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0 234  2 Comments on Thursday 11 April 2024: The week is galloping along
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Thursday 11 April 2024: The week is galloping along

Image courtesy of Deposit Photos It’s free image day, hence today’s picture. I liked it, so I used it. How can I be writing Thursday’s blog post already? It seems…

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Wednesday 10 April 2024: New books & notebooks

I bought 2 books in the end from Amazon with my gift vouchers, earned playing games, and I still had £5.02 left. The books I bought were both writers’ guides….

0 323  7 Comments on Tuesday 9 April 2024: Getting back in the swing
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Tuesday 9 April 2024: Getting back in the swing

I finished yesterday’s blog post yesterday and before I did anything else, I went out to feed the birds. We have a blackbird who comes and stands on the fence,…

0 242  2 Comments on Tuesday 26 March 2024: Dentist again!
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Tuesday 26 March 2024: Dentist again!

Monkey Dust had a fab gig on Friday night. They always do at the Irish Bar in Doncaster. They have a good crowd in there. I dropped the poet off…

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Friday 15 March 2024: Catfish, anyone?

We have a meal plan. Not because of any diet, but originally for budgetary purposes and now for variety. Plus, it’s easier if we don’t have to decide what to…

0 231  2 Comments on Thursday 14 March 2024: My learning this week – new feature
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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…

1 266  4 Comments on Wednesday 28 February 2024: A plot flaw?
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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 20 February 2024: Burning the midnight oil

Yesterday started sunny and bright but looked as though it might rain. By mid-morning, the clouds had scurried away but it was still a bit blowy. It was nice to…

0 158  2 Comments on Monday 29 January 2024: Other people’s dogs…
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Monday 29 January 2024: Other people’s dogs…

Well, it’s been a busy few days again. Monkey Dust were back in the studio for rehearsals on Thursday and they had their first gig of the year on Saturday,…

0 179  2 Comments on Tuesday 23 January 2024: Full steam ahead
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Tuesday 23 January 2024: Full steam ahead

I had some catching up to do yesterday as I’d lost a lot of time on Friday. First of all I’d had to wait around for a delivery, then I…

0 139  2 Comments on Friday 9 January 2024: Friday already?
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Friday 9 January 2024: Friday already?

Wow. Friday again. That came around quick… We both slept really well on Wednesday night resulting in us both getting up on time. I did get up with the poet…

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Tuesday 16 January 2024: Meat-free Monday

The first job I did yesterday was yesterday’s blog post as I hadn’t done it last Friday, for some reason. I only managed 474 words, and it went towards yesterday’s…

0 162  6 Comments on Monday 13 January 2024: Did I write a sci-fi story?
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Monday 13 January 2024: Did I write a sci-fi story?

I did start writing the first sci-fi mystery story on Friday, but I didn’t make a note of how many words I wrote. I wrote them straight into Scrivener, and…

0 185  2 Comments on Thursday 11 January 2024: Technical woes – again
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Thursday 11 January 2024: Technical woes – again

The prompt, wordcount and deadline for 12 STORIES IN 12 MONTHS were all announced/confirmed first thing in the morning, so the first job I did was go to my TickTick…

0 140  4 Comments on Wednesday 10 January 2024: Writing, writing, writing
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Wednesday 10 January 2024: Writing, writing, writing

Tuesday began with me starting to type up THE SECRET OF WHITEHORSE FARM. The idea is to write in longhand one day, type it up the next day during the…

0 163  2 Comments on Tuesday 9 January 2024: The office is done
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Tuesday 9 January 2024: The office is done

The weekend So, what did we get up to at the weekend? We did quite a bit on Saturday. My delivery arrived on Friday of letter trays, jellies and expanding…

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Friday 5 January 2024: Running smoothly

Wednesday I didn’t get up on time on Wednesday thanks to the dog waking me up at 4:30am and me failing to get back to sleep until 10 minutes after…

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Thursday 4 January 2024: A new regime

While the new regime wasn’t supposed to start until Tuesday, I did actually do some work on Monday too. We’d already spent some time rearranging the office, and on Monday…

0 195  2 Comments on Friday 29 December 2023: The bit in the middle
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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…

0 124  2 Comments on Monday 11 December 2023: So far, so good…
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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…

0 126  4 Comments on Thursday 7 December 2023: Failed!
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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…

0 119  2 Comments on Tuesday 5 December 2023: Best laid plans of mice and men…
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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…

0 161  2 Comments on Monday 4 December 2023: New planning process
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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…

0 148  3 Comments on Wednesday 29 November 2023: The year has flown
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Wednesday 29 November 2023: The year has flown

And just like that, November was almost over. It’s my November wrap-up post tomorrow, so this is the last post before the December run. I can’t believe how quickly the…

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Wednesday 22 November 2023: Immersing myself in science fiction

The hedgehog returned on Tuesday night. I still thought it looked a bit small, so I asked the poet for his opinion, and he assured me that it’s a fully…

0 187  2 Comments on Monday 20 November 2023: A week of people ahead
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Monday 20 November 2023: A week of people ahead

So, we had our weekend off. I didn’t have any work to do and the poet didn’t have any gigs. We didn’t have any visiting planned. We didn’t spend any…

0 104  2 Comments on Thursday 9 November 2023: More technical woes
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Thursday 9 November 2023: More technical woes

Toothache kept me awake for much of Tuesday night while I continued to um and ah about renewing my membership to that writing academy. In the end, I opted for…

0 193  2 Comments on Wednesday 8 November 2023: An executive decision
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Wednesday 8 November 2023: An executive decision

The day started yesterday a bit later than it needed to due to me sleeping in a bit. The dog had woke me up early again, asking to go out…

0 186  2 Comments on Thursday 19 October 2023: One project at a time
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Thursday 19 October 2023: One project at a time

The last thing I did at my desk before closing down yesterday was create the cover for the NaNoWriMo diary. I’m writing a diary by hand as I complete each…

0 118  2 Comments on Wednesday 18 October 2023: Floodgates open
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Wednesday 18 October 2023: Floodgates open

Once I’d wiped the slate clean yesterday, the floodgates opened. I started to work on just one project of my own, and that project was The Secret of Whitehorse Farm for…

0 291  4 Comments on Friday 13 October 2023: Friday the 13th! 😱
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Friday 13 October 2023: Friday the 13th! 😱

  I don’t actually mind Friday the 13th at all. To me, it’s nothing special. It’s just another day. I know people who fear it and I know someone who…

0 182  2 Comments on Thursday 12 October 2023: Free images
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Thursday 12 October 2023: Free images

Cinnamon is poured into a cappuccino cup – depositphotos.com I’ve been toying with taking out a subscription to DepositPhotos. I know a lot of other writers who use them and…

0 158  2 Comments on Wednesday 11 October 2023: Reading and writing
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Wednesday 11 October 2023: Reading and writing

I was up bright and early yesterday, getting up when the poet left for work. Before breakfast I played one of my side hustle games. Over breakfast I read more…