A letter to my mum on the first anniversary of her death. The void is wide, the memories help but I miss her more than these words can express. Life without your mum is a strange thing.
I love certain words and phrases. If I could, I’d fill my writing pieces with them but that would be a dull shenanigan, from a numpty cockwomble, who’s blagging this blogging malarkey.
I’m not a fan of the summer. Some people just don’t fare well in heat and all that comes with it. Don’t pick on me for not embracing summer. It’s full of perils for a writer.
Just like any skilled *coughs* worker, writers need a toolkit. Always have your trusty tools alongside you. Here is a possibly useless list of what every writer should have in their toolkit.
If you believe what every writer and their cat has to say about first novels being rubbish, you’d never begin. It’s time to look at this another way. They can, in fact, be little gems.
We all have to wait for things sometimes, although cats work to their own schedule. I may be young but I’m a wise feline. Take my advice and get through those waiting times.
Beta readers are amazing people. The beta reading process for an author isn’t always so amazing. Cue the agonising waiting game.
Writing or any pursuit can be lonely if we allow the lack of support from our loved ones to taint it. Look to the ‘strangers’ out there who champion you. The unexpected ones can be the best cheerleaders.