A recent sonnet, written for a friend whom I love. It's hard to see your loved ones hurt themselves.
This is a poem I wrote when I was about 15 years old, based on Oscar Wilde's 'The Importance of Being Earnest (A Trivial Comedy for Serious People).' Check out that complex rhyme scheme!
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!
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.
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.
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.
‘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.’
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.
In which I talk about cheating on Day 1, and my five top reads which are influencing my novel.
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.