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A Confidence Booster

A Confidence Booster

I’ve had my confidence absolutely shattered over the course of the past few months for various reasons and I’m in desperate need of a confidence boost. I was trying to think of ways to do that and have settled on one thing to at least get me started: a list of all the...

Pen to Paper

Pen to Paper

A poem to voice some of the frustrations I've been having in trying to get any decent progress made on Book 2. Just a little something to try to get me writing something at least. Pen to Paper I’m trying to write I’m failing though, right? Every time that I try I just...

Finding Time

Finding Time

If there’s one thing I didn’t quite realise before getting a dog, it was how difficult it can be to find the time to do anything when you have a child. And yes, my puppy Milo is my child in this context, because of course he is. Before, I could just go and do...

An Ode to Milo

An Ode to Milo

My life changed forever this month.  I’ve been missing having an animal around since my nephew kitty Buttons moved out with my sister and since then I’ve been looking to get a dog. I’d been aiming for a rescue because obviously they’re cheaper and there’s usually a...

Broken

Broken

If my blog post for May 2021 was any indication, my mental health has been struggling as of late. It all came to a head at the start of this month and I've needed to take some time to check in with myself and figure out what I can do to improve my current situation to...

Depression and Me

Depression and Me

This was not a good week. Ever since I got diagnosed with depression, I’ve generally been pretty open with people about it. There’s little reason to hide away from the fact that it’s there. In being honest about it, I can get the support I need to get me through the...

Buttons

Buttons

A poem dedicated to my nephew kitty Buttons as he moves out to live with my sister in her new home.

How ideas become stories

How ideas become stories

Stories, whether they’re a book, a play, a film, a game, or any number of formats they appear in, all come from an initial idea. Something sparks something else and that eventually snowballs into a final product. Everyone has their own way of writing and everyone has...

A Journey of References

A Journey of References

I like references and easter eggs in media. I might not always be as ‘in the know’ about certain things as others (my knowledge of Marvel comics and old American sitcoms is certainly not strong enough to get all of the things hidden away in WandaVision), but the idea...