Hi everyone,


I thought a blog would be a great way to exchange book recommendations as I love reading and writing reviews. I've also started putting pen to paper, and have recently completed a creative writing course. Maybe you'll be reading one of my books down the line!?


If you want to share about what you're reading, or anything at all for that matter, let loose and go for it!



Nanowrimo 2019: Day 6

Today I went to Holywood, a costal town outside Belfast, and while I was there I wrote a little and stumbled across this lovely florist/coffee shop that I *have* to write in. It was only on my way out of Holywood that I found it and by then it was closing, so I couldn't write there and inhale the gorgeous scent of the flowers. I suggested the place to my writing friends as a possible spot for a write-in later this month, so I'll get back soon.
Anyway, I wrote in Holywood (at a different coffee shop), on the train and when I got home and guess what, I broke 10K! I've now written 10117 words. I'm a fifth of the way there! I'm more than pleased that I've managed to stay on top of nano this year and have met the target every day. I said yesterday I hoped to write extra words today, but I'll try for that tomorrow when I go to the South Belfast Writing Group for a nano write-in.


Nanowrimo 2019: Update 5

Just a quick update to say that for the fifth day in a row I smashed the target and wrote roughly 1900 words. I'm now sitting at 8545 words! Very happy with myself and tomorrow there's going to be a lot of writing done, so I'll hopefully get a lead under my belt.




Nanowrimo 2019: Update 4

Today I went to a coffee shop with my good friend to write. I've been a bit drained over the past couple of days, but I stayed home yesterday and subsequently felt a little better today. I did a little studying when I got there, then blasted out about 1700 words. I've now written a total of 6717 words. I'm really happy with that and hope to write loads more tomorrow.




Nanowrimo 2019: Update 3

Today I stayed home and wrote. I was supposed to go to an official nano write-in in Portadown, but I was mentally and physically exhausted and wanted to regroup. I knew if I went out today I'd pay for it, so I think I made the right decision by staying home. I managed to get quite a lot done actually. I studied for the Open University and wrote nearly 1700 words, so I'm very much on track. In total I've got 5081 words done. I wish I could have made it to the write-in today, but there are loads more this week that I'll go to.

Nanowrimo 2019: Update 2

So today I stayed home to write. It's just as well too because I'm quite tired, what with studying with the OU and now nano. I reached my goal quite early in the day and don't plan to write anymore tonight. I wrote 1655 words which is 12 words shy of today's target of 1667, but as I wrote extra yesterday I'm on track. I've now written 3421 words of my new novel! I'm going to a write-in in Portadown tomorrow which I'm really looking forward to, so I'll write more then.

Nanowrimo 2019: Update 1

Today, the first day of Nano, I went to a coffee shop in Belfast with my two Nano friends, Maria SV and Andy Luke. I was there most of the day and wrote 1715 words. Officially I need to write 1667 words each day in the month of November to hit my target of 50,000, so I feel pretty accomplished. Time to relax for the night.

Nanowrimo 2019: Update 0.5

It's that time of year again when I do nanowrimo. Expect lots of annoying updates from me :) Posting on here helps keep me accountable and that really helps. 


Nanowrimo (for those who don't know) is national novel writing month where writers all over the world are challenged to write 50,000 words in a month, a short novel basically. I completed it last year with your help and I plan to kill it again this year. As soon as the clock strikes midnight I begin. Next update tomorrow.




Currently reading

My Man Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse
Progress: 30%
Gaudy Night by Dorothy L. Sayers
Progress: 20%
Talking to My Daughter About the Economy: or, How Capitalism Works-and How It Fails: or, How Capitalism Works-and How It Fails by Yanis Varoufakis
Progress: 43%
The Secret Barrister: Stories of the Law and How It's Broken by The Secret Barrister
Progress: 42%