That’s us in Johnston Terrace waiting for the crowds to arrive. Excited! #March4indyandEU
On our way to Edinburgh for the Believe in Scotland march. Fingers crossed 🤞 for good weather as we march for an independent Scotland in the EU.
I’m still working on finalising Action Step 6 (the big re-do on the outline) for Running the Asset. It’s almost done, but I decided to get out for a wee walk to noodle through some plot points.
So, here’s a photo from my walk. (Trying to get a bit artistic with my iPhone camera 😁)
Thanks to Brian for inspiring me to take more notice on my outings!
17th August 2023
Welcome back for another Author Journal update. It’s starting to look like I’m on a roll with these; three weeks and counting! Woohoo!
Life’s Wee Interruptions
Last week, the plumbing issues worsened to the point that it became obvious it was a far bigger problem than we’d thought. It turns out our whole street is suffering from them. Not to worry, though, Scottish Water is on its way to deal with it. Fingers crossed it’s dealt with today 🤞
Unlike the previous week, I was able to focus on work… and boy, did I need to focus.Continue reading “Author Journal: From Cranky Characters to Passionate Plot Points“
10th-16th August 2023
I hope this post finds you well and ready to conquer a new week. It’s time to grab your beverage of choice and get comfy while I regale you with another tale of the ups and down of my writing journey.
That Time Thing
There weren’t enough hours in the day for me last week. Time seemed to slip through my fingers, and before I knew it, I was racing against the clock to complete Action Step 6 (AS6) for Acts One and Two A of Running the Asset. You know how it goes – sometimes the days blend, and deadlines sneak up on you faster than anticipated.Continue reading “Author Journal: Navigating Writing Challenges, Unexpected Twists, and Empowering Progress“
I’m thrilled to add a new Author Journal post to the site! I’m changing things up a bit for this one. Rather than looking at the past week, I will share how July went.
I wanted to avoid feeling overwhelmed by sharing each week, so I decided to wait until I found a good balance between work and personal life before providing any updates on my progress.
I haven’t found the perfect balance yet, but it’s a damn sight better than before I had to step back for a bit. Basically, I get to play a bit of Halo on Xbox halfway through my work day 🎮😄Continue reading “Author Journal: July Progress – Revamping the Story and Embracing Revisions!“
When I saw my last photo of July, I had to post it for Brian’s Last on the Card challenge. There’s no better motivator than a mid-workday Halo break–die Covenant scum! 🎮
Getting restarted a year after burning out and a bit of legal/mental health shit isn’t as straightforward as I’d fantasised it would be. I’d anticipated some teething troubles in the shape of trying to force my arse into the chair and staying focused on self-editing. But, I hadn’t seen the real issue that got buried under the burnout.
Mistakes Were MadeContinue reading “Self-Editing After Burnout“
Do you ever write a blog post or email, delete it, then write it again, and delete it ad nauseam? If you’re anything like me with this post, you get it. I’ve been writing and rewriting this ‘return to the blog’ post for the past two months, yet I’ve never shared a single version.
So, here goes…
At the start of 2023, I wrote a “return” post after recovering from a major burnout. I’m hitting refresh and sharing a new ‘return’ post! Why? Well, the first one was missing one key detail. I didn’t leave it out by choice. It was a requirement in Scots Law.Continue reading “A Return, a Revelation, and a Renewed Commitment“
Hi all Feel free to join in this weekly challenge whenever you find yourself thinking, “I’m a fan of…” (see below for how-to). This week’s Fan Of… is my 200th episode of my Fan Of posts . Thank you so much for all your support with comments & likes, & especially to those who join…200th Episode — Fan Of… #200 — Photos by Jez