I have been working on my novel for many years. I’ve had confidence issues, fear issues, procrastination issues…but now I’ve decided enough is enough and it’s time to get on with it. This is a vlog of my progress and for this month I show how I am outlining and re-plotting my manuscript.Read More
This is a video where I share the five writing notebooks I am using this month.Read More
What happens next after I have written the first draft of my novel?
In this video I share how I am beginning the process of editing to get my novel into the best possible shape so I can start submitting to agents.Read More
I have decided upon two goals for the next four months. One writing based and one YouTube based. These goals have been divided up into projects and tasks for the month of June.Read More
I filmed the process of writing my fourth essay for Patreon so you could see how I went from conceiving the idea (through journalling) all the way to clicking publish on my Patreon account.Read More
In the past week I’ve realised it was time to evolve my writing business. I need to become more purposeful with the projects I do. I need to stop the projects that aren’t working and put more effort into those that don’t provide that social media dopamine hit but may be more fruitful.
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A blog post about the feelings that stopped me from writing my first essay for Patreon and how I managed to push past them. PLUS an excerpt from my very first essay.Read More
Not content with just writing my blog, novel and essays I’ve now decided to document my writing journey in a series of vlogs on IGTV. Read all about it in today’s blog post: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
Feeling vulnerable when sharing my fiction writing and how I’m determined to push through it. This is chapter one in its entirety.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