Quarterly Goals: April – June 2020

Image Description: an illustrated picture, the background of the picture is a peacock-blue, while the foreground is dominated by the image of an archery target-stand with three arrows lodged within a series of aiming-circles printed on the target stand. Quarterly Reading Goals Quarterly Reading Quota: Read a minimum of 5 books per month or a … Continue reading Quarterly Goals: April – June 2020

Beautiful Books ~ 2017 Writing Goals

Image Description: A close up picture of a type-writer with the heading of "beautiful books: a link up for writers" up the top of the image. At the bottom of the image is the website urls for Paper Fury and Further Up and Further In What were your writing achievements last year? ~Self-published my first … Continue reading Beautiful Books ~ 2017 Writing Goals

Writing Resources: Working From Home

Writing, as an industry, is contradictory. In order for a writer to meet their goals, they need to isolate themselves away from the world and create and polish their current Work In Progress manuscript/project. But refusing to emerge from The Writer's Cave can damage a Writer's ability to keep up healthy social relationships (and the … Continue reading Writing Resources: Working From Home

NaNoWriMo 2015: Success or Failure?

On a scale of 1 (worst) to 10 (best), how did the book turn out? Did anything defy your expectations? Probably a 5, I'm a little meh about the whole thing to be honest, I should have taken a day out to properly plan my novel, I was meant to write a basic outline but … Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2015: Success or Failure?

The Social Media Dilemma

Most of the time, I enjoy using and learning about Social Media, however recently I have begun to feel as though The Oatmeal might have a better grasp of the situation than I do. Social Media has begun to take a very large chunk of my time, time I could be using more productively, however … Continue reading The Social Media Dilemma

Yearly Review: My Aim Needs Improving

On the surface, it would appear as though 2014 was not my most productive year: Goodreads Challenge Aim: Read 100 books in a year Achievement: 12 books read in 2014 Book Reviews: Aim: Read and Review all the books in the Old Kingdom series by Garth Nix Achievement: I managed to read and review three, … Continue reading Yearly Review: My Aim Needs Improving

NaNoWriMo: The 50,000 Word Mark

yEdit Word Count: 51, 423 words Microsoft Word and NaNoWriMo Word Count Validator: 50, 898 words Distractions: -Youtube: Yeah, this should be pretty self-evident from my Tumblr page -Tumblr: However Tumblr sort of balanced out in the end, lots of writing articles were posted up on Tumblr which were really helpful. Credits: I wanted to … Continue reading NaNoWriMo: The 50,000 Word Mark

Writing Resources: Productivity Tools

Just a short link post today, nothing to get too excited about, should be working on my NaNoWriMo project but I wanted to just mention these. I mentioned the NaNoWriMo Calendar by David Seah a few posts ago, what I didn't realise was that David Seah had other free pdf organisational printables available. Productivity Tools … Continue reading Writing Resources: Productivity Tools

Another Brick In The Wall

I hesitate with this post because I'm reluctant to complain about a first world problem, especially since there are so many people in different parts of the world actively stopping girls and women from gaining an education https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjGL6YY6oMs However, I have been reassured that it's okay to give voice to our struggles, that when we … Continue reading Another Brick In The Wall

Novel Research: History Repeating with NaNoWriMo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzuJXqgsiSM I know I sound like a broken record, saying the same stuff over and over again, and posting up the same links, but I really mean it this time. I'm going to be well organised for this year's NaNoWriMo. I know what you're thinking, November is still nearly three months away, there's plenty of … Continue reading Novel Research: History Repeating with NaNoWriMo