Spring vibes

We’re a little over halfway through May and spring seems to have descended on London properly this time, and I’m here for it! As the outside world still isn’t quite open to us, I decided to bring spring inside by planting a few little seeds of meadow flowers and some herbs, and I check on them every ten minutes to see if they’ve grown. So far nothing.

My goal for May grew pretty big though: my plan was to finish the first draft of my WIP and take part in the #Mayauthorwipchallenge on Instagram, but as I kind of knew, doing both was a little too much. The Maychallenge has not gone well, but so far (let’s hope I don’t jinx it) drafting has.

Yesterday I hit the magical number of 100 000, and I’m still riding the happy wave. There’s still some more to do before I can wrap up, but I have begun to dream of actually getting to edit this thing. Whether I hit my goal in May or not, the end is in sight – woop!

Hope you’re all staying safe and well! X

Drafting mode engaged

Helloooo there, blogo-sphere!
How have you been? Safe and well, I hope, and if you are in quarantine – hang in there!

It has been a strange thing, being in quarantine (I’m based in the UK), because it really forces you to appreciate the little things and find silver linings in order to cheer yourself up, while it also reminds you about all the people going through unimaginable heartache and sorrow no matter how shiny the silver.

My silver linings have been my plants – be prepared for lots of Instagrams of tiny green leaves – and my writing. Working from home meant I had to create a proper routine, and it was very satisfying to be able to slot in my own writing time between work-work and chores. I finally began drafting my novel in earnest and it has been incredible, and the last month has had a thorough writing theme: I’ve finally hit 50 000 words on my WIP – still over the moon about that – took part in some of the amazing talks during Stay at home fest , and discovered lots of writing resources from Writer HQ, National Center for Writing, Jericho Writers and more…

I’m humbled and blown-away by all the talented creatives out there sharing their talent and supporting others – a massive shout out to all of you helping people stay sane!

With love