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A bit of a catchup #mondayblogs

I’m in the end phases of NanoWrimo, and while I’m going to scrape through and passed the 50k goal (I’ll probably get it today), it hasn’t been the best – for various reasons, both around the project, and not. The last post on this blog was just before everything – and I really do mean *everything* changed.  I don’t actually know what happened.  I’m told that a few days before everything tipped upside down for me. Basically, I woke up on that Thursday afternoon, and came down to talk to my partner. But I was confused.  The house wasn’t right. It…

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Good news/bad news #mondayblogs #pennyforyourthoughts

I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately, and before I dive in, I want to say, this IS about writing. In it’s own way at least, but it’s a lot more about how serious something that looks innocuous can get to be. I’ve spent the last six years dipping in and out of anaemia. Due to a reason I’ve already written about (the book I’ll eventually re-release, with all the others, “I don’t want to wear incontinence pants”, which is basically about how bad it is for me when I get my period, and what I’ve found worked for…

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Book news, press Y to continue

Or ask me why I guess. I’ve spent the last few weeks trying to tread water. If I’m honest, since around April, and the AtoZ challenge, with a very few exceptions, writing has been like pulling teeth.Part of it has been my health problems, which have been ongoing for more than a year. What I didn’t know was if your B12 and foliate drop to a certain level, you slowly stop being able to do complex cognitive stuff (keep on top of your blood tests, kids!), which meant what I took for apathy was probably my B12 going through the…

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Changes afoot #MondayBlogs #Kaiyearofchange

You might have wondered where I went after the AtoZ. I didn’t even really finish that, but the truth is, I’ve been working on changing *waves at everything around me* in a very piecemeal way in the last couple of years, and having spent a whole YEAR in limbo of ‘should I do this, could I do that,’, I finally pulled the cord, hit the detonation button, pulled down walls, slegehammered a pile of crap… And ended up, after all that, facing down the fact that (a) I said this in 2018, when my adopted sister died, only to be…

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Life, the universe and my new writing nook #mondayblogs #mynewspace

I’ve spent the last few months trying to work out what I’m going to do with myself.  I’m not sure if I mentioned it, but the plan at the beginning of the year was to release 52 books this year. And when I said it, I was sincere, and I still am.  But, had I known then what I know now…. I might have set the bar a little bit lower. I wanted though to touch base. It’s been a busy first couple of months, and I’ve got several pieces of news.Firstly, the books are on track.  I’ve got several…

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Rebooting… #Mondayblogs #rungirlrun

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”] [et_pb_row admin_label=”row”] [et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”] I kinda feel like I’m watching a flashing cursor sometimes right now. As I said in my last post though, Tempus is talking about giving me space to do something to make me happy. And honestly? it’s been a bit of a shock. And a bit of a weird thing to start organizing. And it’s a LOT like starting at a blinking cursor. A blank document.But it’s full of hope, if I’m honest. Blank is scary, but blank also means endless – or nearly endless – possibilities. First tentative steps I’m not stepping…

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Broken, busted, depressed #mondayblogs – Losing hope, briefly

I’m in a bit of an odd, vulnerable place right not.And it’s been going on for about three months. Because I literally started writing this post in June of this year. And stopped. Everything. Broken, busted… I don’t know how to put into words how hard the last few months have been, if I’m honest. It’s been a rollercoaster of trying to work out what to do and how to do it, and if I’m entirely honest, it’s been painful and unpleasant and just not fun.A lot of it too has to do with stuff not really in my control.…

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The countdown to Glass Block – Dedications

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Countdown to Glass Block...and beyond...

So, Glass Block will be out on Friday the 20th, and in the countdown to it, I’ll be sharing some stuff. Tomorrow, I’ll be talking about why it’s even related, in a way to my non-fiction, but front and centre, I wanted to share my dedications. Not everyone that supports me is specifically name-checked here, for various reasons, but I’ve covered, I hope, everyone important. Dedications Dear reader. Most of these names won’t mean a thing to you, unless you’re one of the people listed. You are welcome to skip them, but if you know me, online or off, you…

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New stuff…a new design, backlist announcements and more! #mondayblogs

Firstly, I’ve redesigned my blog. I’d love to hear what people think of it, and if you’d like to see anything.I’ll be connecting up more of my blogs as time goes on, but for the time being, and I’d love it if you sign up to my newsletter. I’m also delighted to announce that on Friday, I’ll be relaunching Glass Block! Glass Block When Big Brother fell out of popularity in the early part of the 21st century it was replaced with ever more ‘realistic’ reality TV shows, till the need for this was replaced with a need for fantasy.…

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L is for Ludosport (where I am tonight!) #atozchallenge

This entry is part 10 of 10 in the series Blogging From AtoZ 2022

So, the first thing I really should say is that Thursday, ten months a year, is training evening, when we all go see our friends and train. I’ll also be talking about Se.Cu.Ri, which is a core principle of Ludosport, and matches a lot of my outlooks in life. Se.Cu.Ri is Servizio, Cura, Rispetto, or, put another way, Service, Care, Respect. Which leads me to the second point I love about Ludosport. We learn a LOT of it in Italian. That’s not to say you need to speak Italian to join in, but the terms are a solid part of…

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F is for Fantasy #atozchallenge

This entry is part 8 of 10 in the series Blogging From AtoZ 2022

Fantasy has a special place in my heart – I’ve always read it. My first full length book that I read as a child was The Hobbit (or it might have been ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’), but, until recently, my fantasy writing mostly was ‘actual play’ or other stuff like that.Today, I’m kicking off a new free reader magnet. Those of you that have been around me a while might recognise Shula, Adana and Tavar/Taern. If you don’t, I’ll love to introduce you to them, and what better way than a reader magnet? The Firemaids’ Temple When…

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Catching up

This entry is part 2 of 10 in the series Blogging From AtoZ 2022

A- D for the Blogging AtoZ challenge will be up in the next 24 hours or so, and I’ll be hopping around all of the blogs and hopefully meeting some new, neat people. We’ve got family visiting this weekend though, so, I’m prioritising the visit and a belated Mother’s Day celebration 🙂 Previews… A is for Alive, in a sense… B is for Books C is for Covid D is for Dancing in the rain E is for Elden Ring F is for Fantasy G is for Gaming H is for home/hope I is for Indie Authors J is for…

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