Category: Daily Life

A Writer’s Guide to Publishing…Indie Vs Traditional

Note: I am on a big learning curve here. The advice within this article will likely be updated as my knowledge and wisdom increases. Having started my indie publishing career back in 2012 and dropping it shortly after in 2013, my two non-fiction books sat collecting dust on the...

Home Truths for the new writer…

I have been graciously accepted into the writing community as of late, and I have become friends with numerous authors, who – like myself – are trying to share their stories with the world and somehow make a living out of it. Over the course of a few months,...

Swindon Pet Groomers Get a Hollywood Makeover

It is no secret that I own a Poochon. She takes up a lot of my Instagram newsfeed these days, but with her huge eyes, adorable facial expressions and fluffy fur, can you blame me? Her fur is much similar to a sheep’s coat. Wooly, fluffy and curly! She...

Sky TV…It’s not me, It’s You.

It was the summer of 1992 and the sun was shining in through the pale floral curtains lighting up the little bedroom in a family home sitting in Worle, Weston-Super-Mare. A little girl, with scraggly strawberry-blonde hair, all swept up in a mass of tangles and wispy fuzz, rolled...

How Jealousy Kick-started my Writing Career

I thought jealousy was a forbidden emotion. One of the 10 commandments is “Thou shalt not covet.” And as a small child in Sunday school, I was taught that the word “covet” basically meant being jealous. However, as a thirty year old, I have come to realise that there...

Update: Life is Bittersweet.

I want to make something incredibly clear. When I am perceived to be doing well at something, whether it’s a new business venture, or publishing my own books… do not feel jealous. I do well in projects when I am struggling the most with my mental health. I don’t...

Love Me, Sweetie by Laura Burton

Do you remember my NaNoWriMo diary? I tried – and failed – to write every day about my experience writing a 50,000 word novel during the month of November. I can’t believe that here we are, less than three months later. I’ve published Love Me, Crazy Which has garnered...

How To Help Your Child With Maths Anxiety using Matr

I have a confession to make: I hate maths. Probably not the best start to this blog post, but hey it’s the truth. In Primary school, I was pretty good at maths. Actually, I have an old VCR Video of my five-year-old self proudly stating that maths was my...