2018: Report

Was this year a year of fireworks or going round in circles? What was 2018 like for me? Sure, I know there are a few days left, but what's really going to change? In 2018, I wanted to: Read 30 books. Grade: A+  I did this, which was fairly remarkable given the year I had. …

Extreme writing challenge – how did I do?

How not to do National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) One month. 50,000 words. That's how it's supposed to be done. But, me being me, I opted to do it differently. I tried to tackle the 23 chapters that still needed editing.  How did I get on? 28,000 new words. Almost as many revised ones. So, …

Month Two – report

Yes, I'm doing a brave thing and going back to my resolutions to report on progress. I had a list of 'do more' and 'do less'. One month in, I've rated progress using the amazing five tick/check system.   More: READ MORE BOOKS; I’M AIMING FOR ABOUT 30 THIS YEAR. √√√√√ Seven books finished in …

Day One

New Year Resolutions - love or loath them, they're a good chance to try and aspire to something different. It's easy enough. A list of things I want to do more of and a list I want to do less of. More: Books. While I'm delighted I completed the only book I wanted to read …

Grab some darkness before the adverts for holidays, weight-loss and new jobs…

In the first of two updates in the same day: In times of endless Turkey, Cranberry and Stuffing sandwiches. In the days filled with rubbish TV ads (and there are not many good ones this year). With every organisation telling you to buy stuff you don't need because you love your wife/children/yourself/friends/pets/normally anti-social neighbours more …