I Am, Host

A poem about how pain can feel like it takes over your identity. Written in a flare. Any Spoonies who can relate, please make yourself known in the comments!

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NaNoWriMo Day 15 + Health Update

My word count has fallen significantly behind my goal projection, because I had my first PHYSIOTHERAPY on Thursday! It was a really positive, albeit completely bizarre, experience.

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NaNoWri Mo: Day 9

Before I proceeded any further, I had to go over my protagonist’s timeline to get a sense of what was happening when. As any first-time writer would, I have structured my story as a series of fragments, not in chronological order. Because of course, when you’re embarking on your first novel, you should always try and make it as difficult for yourself as possible.

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NaNoWriMo: Day 8 + Belated Thankful Thursday + Ouchhhhhhh

Yes, it is safe to say, I have been flagging. I was hoping to get at least a week in before I began to wobble but alas, it took me just five days. In my defence, I knew I wouldn’t be writing for two of them because of being in London. What I didn’t foresee (though I probably should have done) was the massive blooming flare-up that followed my Big City jaunt.

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NaNoWriMo: Day 3

‘What is that?!’ he exclaimed. I explained it was my essay plan. He looked at the multi-coloured spider diagram, then back at me, then shook his head and exhaled. ‘Wow,’ he sighed. ‘I’d hate to be in your head.’

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NaNoWriMo: Day 2

A high pain day has kept me in bed today, but the good thing about being a writer is you can do it from anywhere! Today I did some of my first from-scratch writing, which has proved exciting because I’m watching the characters pop up in front of me, seemingly without planning.

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NaNoWriMo: Day 1

In which I talk about cheating on Day 1, and my five top reads which are influencing my novel.

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OMG: NaNoWriMo… YOLO/ FML

Yesterday I made the exciting and slightly terrifying decision to sign up for National Novel Writing Month (“NaNoWriMo” for short – ‘cos even writers love abbreviations…). I can do it, for the good of the cause, i.e. actually finishing a bloomin’ story for the first time in my life.

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I’m scared.

All my life, I have never feared being creative. As a woman and now as a resigned member of the disabled community, I am passionate about rights, and standing up for those to weak to fight for them. Sadly, in recent years I have joined their number – after so many months of fighting just to make it through a day without contorting into the foetal position, I have become too tired to feel in any way effective.

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