NaNoWriMo Days 10, 11 and 12 Falling Behind

Following the attack of Writer's Block on day 9, I had two days where I did absolutely NO writing. This is not good!! Tonight I managed to knock out around 800 words. My brain is like mush and my characters are being shy. It's awkward to write! And I'm trying to write while watching the TV … Continue reading NaNoWriMo Days 10, 11 and 12 Falling Behind

House-Detoxing – Laura Cleans the house. (With Pics)

Last night I had a mini-meltdown. I was tired, emotional and looked around the rooms upstairs to find disaster had hit. Life has thrown us some giant lemons recently. We've suffered with four family bereavements, the upheaval of an extension and started home-schooling. We've had some highs and lows, we had a great high on … Continue reading House-Detoxing – Laura Cleans the house. (With Pics)

Laura Goes To Safy B’s Salon!

Do you remember when I had a pink life crisis? Well, I wanted to go big and have something more special - and longer lasting. And after eyeing Safy B's instagram for months, I decided to call and book an appointment. (Or, erm, send a Facebook message to Saffron, the salon owner as she's my … Continue reading Laura Goes To Safy B’s Salon!

NaNoWriMo Day 8: I’m a writing machine!

I have written like crazy today, so this post will be brief. In between editing my book, "Love Me, Crazy," and writing my NaNo novel, I am wiped out! That's all stuffed in my "spare" time too. I am so tired I think my arms have gone numb and my head feels too heavy to … Continue reading NaNoWriMo Day 8: I’m a writing machine!

NaNoWriMo Day 7: Ada is so much cooler than me.

I feel a bit depressed that my main character is fun, quirky, daring and oozing with confidence. Well...on the outside. On the inside she's forgetful, dismissive and speaks to her dog whom she called "Potato." (Who calls their dog POTATO!??) Ada is making decisions now. She's making them faster than I can type!! My eyes … Continue reading NaNoWriMo Day 7: Ada is so much cooler than me.

What To Do: When A Friend Loses A Loved One. (Pt. 1)

On October 31 2017, my life changed completely. I changed. The only way I could find to express my complex feelings and ever-evolving emotions, was by writing my thoughts down on this blog. This blog, that got me into trouble more times than a few. The blog that was "too open," "too depressing," "too negative," … Continue reading What To Do: When A Friend Loses A Loved One. (Pt. 1)

NaNoWriMo Day 6: Sugar and Spice

And so, 20 pages in. Ada meets Daniel. Finally, the story begins. At least, the story that I dreamt about a couple of weeks ago. Now, in my dreams the journey that Ada and Daniel embark on has a very clear direction, with a specific destination. However, in my NaNoWriMo 2013 novel, "Love Me, Crazy," … Continue reading NaNoWriMo Day 6: Sugar and Spice

NaNoWriMo Day 5: Something Sweet

Oh man. Oh man, Oh man am I craving a strawberry bon bon right now. Tonight I've managed to close the chapter on a sad twisted event in the novel and moved onto new sweeter pastures. Ada, my heroine of the story, owns a sweet shop, "Something Sweet," and she had me reminiscing about all … Continue reading NaNoWriMo Day 5: Something Sweet