Wednesday, 24 August 2022

When I need to give myself a stern talking to.

 I have no idea why I'm not getting up and cracking on with the WIP. The intention is there. Swing (ok crawl) out of bed, splash cold water over my face, clean teeth head to kettle.

Put washing in machine, note where dust bunnies are. Make coffee, open lap top, get WIP ready and...

Ooh, there's the news, the crossword, the emails, the catch up on wherever and—

help that's t'other 'alf getting up and all I've managed is to read over the last paragraph I  wrote and...well you get the gist.

Two hours later, when I am writing it's time to do other things and i'm snarly at having to stop.

So, todays resolution was turn off wifi and just write.

But I thought i'd let you know my intentions, before I get stuck in.

wish me luck.

Oh and if you have read 

The Fix Up

what did you think of it? Because the next book in the series is what I'm concentrating on now. Or I will be in a minute.

Happy Reading,

Love Raven xx

Sunday, 21 August 2022

Don't faint it really is me...I think

 I've been thinking a lot recently. No not a ploy to procrastinate—I don't need one of those, I can do that easily.

The fact that somehow my blogging seems to have gone by the wayside and it shouldn't.

I love the fact I can rabbit on on here and if (pretty please) anyone wants to read it, they can. 

Does anyone? I honestly have no idea. After all I lead what I think is a very normal (boring? mundane? unexciting?) life. Unless you count the heron trying to pinch next doors fish, or watching the RAF red arrows and so on scream overhead to practice whatever they practice over the sea which is about 5 miles from us.

I'm writing, albeit a lot slower than I used to, and I seem to have gone off at a tangent a bit. Less hot. Not sure if that a good idea or not, but it's the way my mind is working at the moment. The Fix Up, my latest, is more of a rom com-chic lit sort of story. I had great fun writing it, and i'm about a third of thy way into the next book in the series. Plus I'm writing other stories with the fabulous Cassie O'Brien and it's lovely to have some one to share writing with again. 

I don't want to stop (not sure I could) but I have accepted that there are other things in life to do as well. No I don't mean moving the dust bunnies on, they haven't upset me, I ignore them. Unless we have visitors. 🤣🤣.  Lots of walks along the coast, moving house, (that was fun in lockdown—not) Sorting the new house and garden.

Reaping the rewards of the lovely husband's veg plot.


And best of all sorting out my new study/office/writing cave. Which is where I should be at the moment, but instead I'm sitting in the family room watching a pigeon trying to drink out of the pond and not fall in. It's a 50-50 chance at the moment.

And on that note, as it flew away, without an unexpected bath, I better get back to the WIP, or it will sulk and I'll forget what is supposed to happen next.

If anyone reads this and thinks I should get on and blog a bit more, please let me know.

Meanwhile stay safe and happy reading,

love Raven xxx