The monthly post where I share what I’ve done with my writing and online creativity during the course of November.Read More
It’s a real cliche but October went by fast. It was the month of my birthday, the month where the early morning starts with the puppy started to take its toll and the month of half term.
Which is my way of leading up to the fact that October didn’t go as well for me as I’d hoped on the writing front. I suppose this is unsurprising when I think of everything I achieved in September. You cannot keep going at full throttle; at some point you have to slow down and sort the house, spend time with your family and clean out the chicken houses!
Read more about my writing month of October…Read More
In this post I share what I use on a daily basis in my writing - including the storage and back up hard drives (and I cannot stress how important they are!)Read More
I was asked on Instagram a few weeks ago if I had any tips on fitting in writing when life is so busy. So I’ve written this blog post in answer to that. I’m not saying it’s the definitive answer but it is how I’ve done it and maybe, if you’re looking to fit in writing to an already busy schedule, you can adapt it to work for you too.Read More
Last week I struggled with the blank screen when writing an essay. It was incredibly frustrating. But by the Friday the tone and first line came to me. This blog post is about the processes I go through when faced with the blank screen.Read More
A summary of how my writing month has gone.Read More
How I organise my writing week and month so I’m no longer all over the place and have a structure I stick to.Read More
Okay, so it's time for a brand new writing adventure for me.
And I'm pretty nervous - so I'm trying not to think too hard about it. I'm just typing the words and pressing the buttons on the keyboard. Sometimes that's just the best way.
I've just finished filling in my Patreon creator account page. As per the rules of Patreon you have to fill it in then submit it to them to ensure it's within their community guidelines. So I pressed the big red button to submit and now I'm waiting for someone to let me know it's all good to go and I'm now live.
You might be thinking...Helen, what on earth are you talking about? What is this Patreon you're referring to?
Well, Patreon is a site for creatives - bands, artists, podcasters, filmmakers and writers (to name just a few) who are providing something in return for monetary support from patrons.Read More
When did we all start creating the same content in the same way? When did we all become online clones of each other?Read More
I know that from July I need a break from social media, from charging ahead on projects and from creating brand new things. So I allow myself time to recharge. This is how I deal with overwhelm.Read More
Last month I wrote about what my writing projects were going to be during May. I never really thought about doing this again for the month of June but it was fairly successful and I learned from it so I'm going to go ahead and chat about what worked last month and what I'm going to work on this month.
So, as a quick recap, I've come to the conclusion that the best way for me to work is to divide the month up into projects. Not to have deadlines or to get so many words written in a day. But to say, this month I'm working on 'x'.
Last month my two main goals were
1. to increase the amount of blog posts I write
2. to work on my novel.
I achieved both. But maybe not quite as productively as I'd hoped.Read More