This is how I feel. I love starting a new course, making plans that will be changed, all the hope that grows from a new beginning. Those of you that follow my blog will know that this has been a frustrating time, a time of waiting, and of handing over decisions to other people. I'm … Continue reading Steady steps
Ah, wouldn't you know it? After feeling all despondent, things have sorted out. I'm able to start Writing Short Fiction next week, and I've got a date for my mentoring with Nine Arches Press. And I wrote two things yesterday. Sometimes a little old whinge unlocks something. Hoorah. In case you're curious, the anemone seems … Continue reading Unexpected blooms
It's almost a month since I wrote anything. I mean anything. Other than my work for the hotel, and a few scrappy notes, not a jot has been jotted. I want to say I feel bereft; the truth is my head just feels too full. I'm afraid to put a chink in the dam. Between … Continue reading Out of shape……
I have enjoyed writing this week. 'But Kathryn, don't you enjoy it every week ? ' No. Just because someone likes cooking doesn't mean they like the daily slog of rushing in from work and thinking of something to cook. Or that someone who adores their dog relishes every single 5 am walk in … Continue reading Fun
I try to keep this blog positive. No one likes to read something that makes them miserable, and I certainly don't like to write it. Unfortunately, the danger of being positive, especially online is that an illusion of perfection is created. I don't want to do that. M.E. is a foul thief of life. It … Continue reading The pressure to be positive.
The community I live in is pretty special. I have artists, craftspeople,and musicians within a stones throw of my door . As well being incredibly handy for last minute Christmas gifts, it's been really useful to be able to talk to people who understand the weird world of trying to make a living from something … Continue reading Who do I want to be ?
You know when good things start to happen ? Do you start getting nervous ? I'm finding the excitement of the last week is waning, and my old friends worry and inadequacy are creeping in. I haven't been in a work environment for four years. I haven't had to meet a deadline, make myself function … Continue reading Peeping through the bars
Oh, I'm so thrilled! I've just found out I've been selected for Nine Arches Press poetry mentoring scheme. It's such a boost. They're a proper literary magazine, and it means so much that someone thinks I'm worth investing some time in. I'm beyond excited. Little steps.
I'm being paid to write ! How amazing is that ? A few years ago, I did a little work for the Hundred House Hotel at Norton to help keep their blog up to date. It was quite adhoc, and my words were happily exchanged for Sunday Lunch Vouchers ( a delicious alternative to money!). … Continue reading A new shape to my ambition
Over the last week, I've had to make some decisions about what to study for my next module. The official choice is scriptwriting.I was so excited about this, my secret ambition has been to write a radio play; it's a medium I love, and never fail to be amazed by the emotion and impact of … Continue reading Decisions