Tag Archives: Writing

One step forward, two steps back

Maybe that’s not precisely what has happened to me lately, but I sure felt like it yesterday. I’d had a bit of a rough week in the editing department, and that combined with my naturally serotonin-sucking brain meant that I … Continue reading

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Fingers crossed

Almost four months ago I submitted an application to the Northern Works-in-Progress grant competition. The grants are awarded about four months after the deadline date. In fact, the last time I won a grant, the notification arrived promptly on April … Continue reading

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Feeding my head…

Since starting this Patreon page I’ve been on an emotional and artistic rollercoaster, swinging from “What am I going to do?!!” and “Who would even want to look at this stuff anyway?!!” to “I’m a good artist – people will … Continue reading

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Turnaround

In June Stories in the North hosted Gail Anderson-Dargatz for  two workshops and an evening reading (with music by local duo the Crossroads Magdalenes). During the afternoon workshop, Gail announced that she was going to give us the un-sugar-coated truth: … Continue reading

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A “why bother” moment

…and I’m looking forward to a productive year of writing. I have stories to tell, and I need to get on with it. I had a short spell of despair recently. A friend sent me a murder mystery by an … Continue reading

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Principles

I’m taking back my writing time. I wish I could say this meant I’d received a humongous whack of money somehow, allowing me to leave my wage-slavery, but it doesn’t. What I have received is a (relatively) small amount that … Continue reading

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I’m b-a-a-ack!

Hello? Is anyone still here? Let me turn on some lights and shoo the spiders off the desktop. There, that’s better. Not that I have anything against spiders, mind you, but they never take the caps lock off. It’s been … Continue reading

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