Preparing for Camp Nanowrimo

25k in 8 days. 3125 words per day. Result = A complete first draft in time for April revisions. Despite being unsuccessful with Nanowrimo year after year, I’ve somehow managed to win Camp Nanowrimo twice. So, in light of that success, I’ve decided to take part again this year. And here is my plan ……

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I’m writing a book!

‘I’m writing a book!’ Oh, how I’ve said that sentence in a multitude of ways over the past six years. It started off quiet – A mumble when barely anyone was there to hear. Then, something changed – I changed. I grew in confidence, and it grew louder – more audible for those willing to…

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Yearly Reflection: 2018

Looking back, 2018 was a life changing kind of year. And although it’s so easy to be negative about it not ending the way I had hoped, I figured it’s best to celebrate the great moments that have occurred in the last 365 days. So, here’s to the memories that have carried me through this…

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NaNoWrimo 2018: Week 1

November has always been a strange one for me, especially since I discovered ‘NaNoWrimo’ and thus became involved with the online writing community – a section of the internet which I wish I had discovered years before. For most of my close family and friends, November is no other than the month before Christmas –…

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A Year Later

Hello and welcome to my new feature – A Year Later. This series of posts will preserve, document and reflect upon the blog posts I had once published on my old blog, ‘Coffee Shop Dreams.’ I can’t wait to share my thoughts, and ultimately, see how much I have changed in such a short space…

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The Small Things

On the 8th October 2018, I passed my driving test! Now, for anyone who knows me, this was something I’d built up so much in my mind that I thought it was impossible for me to ever achieve. I wasn’t a naturally confident learner driver. In fact, I dreaded nearly all of my lessons. So,…

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Dear my future self …

Dear my future self, Today you got rejected by a writing programme that you had all of your hopes pinned upon, and it got me thinking … How many rejections are too many? How many setbacks does it take to truly break a person? How many times do you have to pick yourself up only…

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Let it be …

The build up to graduation was bittersweet. I was excited and scared … relieved and stressed about handing my dissertation in – the final step before it was officially over. I knew I wouldn’t fail, or do badly at all for that matter. But what I didn’t prepare myself for was after. After the essays…

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