For the last few years, I've used Goodreads to track what I've read. Since 2020 I've also joined the Goodreads reading challenge. Here are some stats; In 2020 I read 31 of a target of 35. In 2021 I managed 48 books from a target of 40. In 2022 I read 58 books, my target… Continue reading How to keep track of your reading.
Word of the Year 2023
It's been a while since I've done a Word of the Year. I've just read through my previous posts about my Words of the Year (find them here) and something stood out a mile for me. The word FOCUS comes up a lot. I suppose having a word for the year is all about focusing… Continue reading Word of the Year 2023
Dear Vivienne, When I first saw you on BBC's The Clothes Show in the late 1980s, I'd have been eight or nine. You bowled me over with your creations. Your obsession with the human body was palpable and I was hooked. Blame the provocative 18th-century cleavages, the wildly gathered and darted tartans, I loved it… Continue reading Dear Vivienne
Writing + Growing = Creating
Hello- I hope this finds you well and warm? I've been chipping away at my edits for my second novel. This book is exciting, but I don't want to talk about it too much as I'm finding it's still growing and changing at my fingertips. I know the general themes, but the how of telling it… Continue reading Writing + Growing = Creating
Writing Update + Book News
It has been a hot minute since I last updated here. It was the school holidays. Taking a break from being online is something I try to do every year and it means I can spend more time with my kids too. So, what news, you ask? Well, I had a birthday, celebrating my 42nd… Continue reading Writing Update + Book News