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Year Review: 2022

Another year has drawn to a close. How was yours? Did you get the things finished that you were hoping to? Did you set up your next year in a way that inspires you? Did you get nothing done and are begrudging the 365 days that seemed to pass you by faster than the last…

Coming Back to Reality

So, the world’s come back to you in some way. Whether you’ve been travelling, living abroad, daydreaming, planning for the future, or you’ve just generally been away from where you’ve settled either figuratively (sitting in your head, wondering about what comes next) or literally (perhaps living and studying abroad as I have been this year),…

No NaNo This Year

For many writers out there, this month begins what is known as NaNoWriMo which is a writing exercise where you attempt to write 50,000 words in the span of thirty days. In previous years, I’ve taken an active part and, for the first time last year, I documented my progress on the official website (which…

How Being An Expat Can Help You Write

I’m going to preface this by admitting that, whilst I’ve been living the expat life, I haven’t been writing all that much. I’ve mentioned this in previous posts as well but I think it’s important to mention it again in this post in particular. This post is all about how being an expat can help…

Project #3/OFBB – Time to Get Ruthless

The last I posted, I was talking about being overwhelmed by WIPs, and, let’s be honest, that’s still the case. This is definitely a place I’ll be in perhaps forever. We have good months and we have bad months; in the good months, I can wrangle enough of my WIPs to get things heading towards…

My July – Overwhelmed by WIPs

For anybody who doesn’t know, a WIP stands for a ‘Work In Progress’, and if you know anyone who is an artist in any form, I can guarantee they have gone through a time where they have dozens upon dozens upon dozens of WIPs smothering them. Perhaps that will be in the form of folders…

Getting Introspective

I got sick twice during the month of June, and not THAT kind of sick; they were colds from being so on the go for so long, my body was forcing me to take a break. Twice, apparently. The same thing happened at Christmas if you read my post a few months ago. It’s the…

Experiences and Contentment

At the moment of posting this, I have been living in another country for over three months. It has been a whirlwind of emotions and experiences. From making foreign friends, eating food I would never eat at home, and doing lots of touristy things whilst also making time for the study and work that I’m…

Project #3/OFBB – Draft Two

Is there anything more satisfying than finishing a draft and being happy with it? I think it’s the most incredible feeling because finishing a draft and being unhappy with it is wretched. And that’s not to say there isn’t work to be done! If that last line comes when you’re in draft two (like me),…

Project #2 – Major World-Building

At the beginning of March, I had a major chunk of time on my hands because I was busy sitting in quarantine after travelling to a new country where I’ll be residing for a little while. For seven days, I was sat in a hotel room with a television, my laptop, my phone, and my…

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