It’s been a good long while since I posted a blog about my novel work-in-progress project that’s been bubbling away quietly in the background. The great/excellent/amazing news is that just over three weeks ago, I typed “THE END”. At the end. Having written all the bits between the beginning and the end at least once.Continue reading “Novel update: Project Songbird Draft 1!”
My writing has mostly been not-blog of late, but I’m trying to get back to it; good job I am getting past self-imposed pressure to be the best at everything, now I am no-longer-eligible for 30-under-30 lists!
My parents recently visited the town my granny used to live in, and were bringing back some goods from her house. A result of a little rhyme in a text from dad on the way home, this poem’s a little story about the family moving service we all end up part of at some stage.
Having recently moved house, I got really familiar with letting agent jargon in Rightmove ads. There are some common euphemisms and strange grammatical constructions (wardrobes to bedrooms, for example).
I review ‘The Calculating Stars’ by Mary Robinette Kowal, a masterclass in alternative history, characterisation and compelling narrative.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, one of the stars of the contemporary African writer world, tackles a narrative of love, race and displacement across continents in Americanah (2013).
Seven days back to writing fitness: a writing experiment set up to get me back in the swing of writing and to make some progress through my novel.
In this blog, I give a short update on my progress for my novel project. I’m really glad I’m back on track, or on the way to being on track.
In the spirit of the season, I write about why I find new year’s resolutions challenging (because I love a good sweeping goal), and how I’m working towards kinder, more malleable targets this year.
First Today’s the day that we celebrate youThe special man who you’ve grown to beI’ve never known you to blossom like this under all the attention Maybe this weird year’s been differentAnd you’re leaning into it because of the distance that you’ve never had between you and loved ones, while celebrating,before. I hope, my loveYouContinue reading “November Poetry – Week 1”