More Paintings! (and a writing update)

Autumn feels like it’s in full swing now. Here in New Brunswick, Canada, the warm temperature has left it feeling more late-summer than early-fall. And I suppose it really is still summer here. Whereas, back in the U.K., this time of the year feels very autumnal. This time of year, I want to be goingContinue reading “More Paintings! (and a writing update)”

Writing Update – August was a productive month

Throughout August my focus centred on completing the first draft of my third novel, Human Zoo. I did so in a bit of a hurry. I sped through those last few chapters. I was determined to get the draft done and dusted, so I could move onto the editing stage as quickly as possible. DespiteContinue reading “Writing Update – August was a productive month”

I Finished My Third Novel

Finally, it’s done. I have been writing the draft of my third novel for the past five weeks, and it’s finally complete. In some respect, writing the draft is the easy part of the process; or at least, it’s the quickest. Most of the fiction I’ve written is messy and nonsensical before I get roundContinue reading “I Finished My Third Novel”

August Reads – a roundup of the fiction I’ve read this month

This month, I’ve been catching up on a lot of much needed reading time, picking up a novel that I’ve wanted to read for years, and a few random finds from the local book store. I’ve always found maintaining a regular reading habit to be something of a struggle. But the last couple of monthsContinue reading “August Reads – a roundup of the fiction I’ve read this month”

My Writing Keeps Improving (at least, I think it does)

No, I don’t mean that as some kind of brag. It’s not so much my ability to write well structured, lyrical sentences or build convincing characters has dramatically improved in the last few years, it’s more the fact the consistency of my writing sessions that has gained a wealth of momentum. That’s to say IContinue reading “My Writing Keeps Improving (at least, I think it does)”

Writing Update

I haven’t been writing very much the last few days, but there is a reason for it. I’ve been busy helping my partner get ready for her big move to Canada (she is leaving a couple of months earlier than I am). But after she’s left in a few days I will be back toContinue reading “Writing Update”

The Influence of Good Memories

I have been doing a lot of reflecting lately; remembering fond memories from long ago, and reviewing the last few years. When I cast my mind back to the way I was thinking and acting a few years ago, I feel as if I am a completely different person now. I’ve come a long wayContinue reading “The Influence of Good Memories”

Changes Abound

Once again, my life exists in a state of constant flux. In just over two months, I will be moving with my partner to New Brunswick, Canada. It’s going to be a challenging move, as I’ve only ever lived in the north of England. But it’s a challenge I’m looking forward to facing. I’m excitedContinue reading “Changes Abound”

Me, a poet?

I never thought that I would write these words down, but I have to say that I have started to fall in love with writing poetry again. For such a long time, I suffered a turbulent relationship with poetry, both in terms of writing poems, and also reading them. I enjoyed scribbling down a fewContinue reading “Me, a poet?”

I need a break

My last post was a bit depressing, I know. It was difficult to write, and even harder to read back. But I felt better for writing it. It purged me of the negative thoughts. Don’t get me wrong, I’m still feeling an immense lack of motivation right now. I do not feel inspired to doContinue reading “I need a break”