It’s Been a While…

I haven’t blogged in a long time. For a number of reasons really.

Firstly I made it feel like a chore. Like it was a job that needed to be done and simply ticked off a list. But that’s not what blogging is to me. Although, for a time, that’s what it became. I blog because I love to write, to find new ways of expressing myself and to connect with people through my writing. It is not a job, I do not get paid for it and I don’t have any deadlines I need to keep – even those ones which are self-imposed. Continue reading “It’s Been a While…”

Book Review: The Abandoned by Sharon Thompson

I was sent a copy of The Abandoned for an honest review. I also purchased the e-book version for kindle. All thoughts and opinions are – and always will be – my own.

The Blurb:

Peggy Bowden has not had an easy life. As a teenager, her mother was committed to an asylum and then a local priest forced her into an abusive marriage. But when her husband dies in an accident Peggy sees an opportunity to start again and trains as a midwife. Continue reading “Book Review: The Abandoned by Sharon Thompson”

NaNoWriMo and Me

I shouldn’t be doing this – writing a blog post, that is – I should be ramping up my floundering word count for this year’s NaNoWriMo attempt.

In case you don’t know NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month and it’s a challenge for writers to get an entire first draft of a new novel complete, up to 50,000 words, in one month – November. Continue reading “NaNoWriMo and Me”

Book Review: The Other Side of the Wall by Andrea Mara

Welcome to my very first book review. I’m going to be completely honest, I was never going to say I didn’t like this book. Andrea Mara is a blogger at Office Mum and has now become a fiction writer. I mean that’s goals right there- and I would never stockpile bad karma by writing negatively about someone who’s footsteps I hope to follow. Continue reading “Book Review: The Other Side of the Wall by Andrea Mara”

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