My favourite pieces to produce are the ones I just write. These are the ones that come out in a big old rush of emotion, driven by anger or sadness or even joy. These are the times when I have a feeling of having to write something, rather than working towards a prompt or structure.These … Continue reading Being bold
Two good weeks in a row ? How can it be ? Whilst my health has been a little tricksy this week ( I had to cancel my outing to Wenlock Books and being upright has been less than consistent) I have had a positive week. To an outsider thinking positively when you have a … Continue reading More good things…….
Ah, I feel light and breezy unlike the weather at the moment. Why so cheery Kathryn ? How kind of you to ask. The reason for this uncharacteristic jollity is that I've sent my final OCA assignment. I couldn't be more relieved. I mentioned in earlier blogs that I felt I was increasingly working to … Continue reading Endings and beginnings
I've been wondering about this since I took this photograph. Other than the obvious barriers such as my health, or a massive fluffy cat what stops me writing? Why is it that I will happily knuckle down to paid work but flit about finding things to tidy when I want to tackle something creative? It's … Continue reading Barriers
"I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times." It may be a shock to discover I'm not a massive fan of martial arts films so this quote is new to me. It worked so well for me today I thought … Continue reading Practice
Oh my, two steps forward eighty-seven back. I started a post last week about how positive and invigorated I felt following the poetry workshop with Bare Fiction. I didn't finish it, but I wish I had because right now I could do with remembering how it felt to feel positive and invigorated. I've had … Continue reading Try again. Fail better.
You know how things just gently work themselves out? It seems to be happening. A couple of posts back I wrote about my tricky start to the year, viruses, horribly dark mood, and a head that felt it would burst if I tried to make it think of one more thing. The virus is still … Continue reading Buses……