So here I am

And here I stay. I am trying desperately to write lesson plans for my final three weeks of teaching practice, but after 2 weeks holidays and 7 weeks of constant Teaching placement before that, I feel I have lost my flow.

What do you do when you know you’re procrastinating?

How do you get back into the swing of things?

Let me know. I need assistance!


Christmas TV

Why, oh why did I choose today to attempt to go back to writing? Was I not aware that it is the week leading up to Christmas? Lord knows all great shows come out during the run up to Christmas! Between movies, marathons and Christmas specials it feels like the whole TV end of the world is completely against me writing!

Not only is there a Friends AND Catfish ‘the most shocking moments’ marathon on, but we also have a Christmas movie channel. It physically hurts thinking that I need to turn the TV off and turn to a blank document and try to make sense of how the hell I’m going to start this bloody novel!

This always happens. I am positive for weeks beforehand that I know what I want to write about, how to start it and where I’m going with it. Then the day like today comes and I find myself staring at my laptop screen, willing my fingers to type… anything… ANYTHING AT ALL!

Though there is one positive about starting to write today, and that is that tomorrow I won’t be staring at a blank screen anymore, I will be picking up where I left off and finally back on the writing path and walking- slowly but surely- to my destination- finished novel!!

I’m not entirely sure where I’m going to start, but I have my idea, so I guess I just have to work from there. This novel is going to be set in Ireland, which is a new thing for me, as I usually try to set them in America. This one is going to be home grown though! Which might actually help because I won’t be focusing on a system I don’t know that well.

Well I’ll keep my Blog updated, and we’ll see where this novel goes! Hopefully I’ll do well enough with it, but at the end of the day it is just a first draft! Enjoy your day people!

Here to Stay

Ok, so I had a bit of a set back this year. You guys might not remember this, but I have had some health issues in the past. Unfortunately in the last few months they have come back have really gotten me down. As well as that I have been having some family issues, which caused a long spell of anxiety attacks and upset.

However, I am much better now, with the help of my boyfriend and people around me and tablets for my pains I have finally settled down and gotten back into a routine.

One part of my routine which I seriously missed was you. My Blog, and my direct link to the people out there.

I have also missed writing hugely.

In the next few months I am planning on applying for a Creative Writing Masters, which I need a portfolio for! For this I obviously need to write!

So I will be taking to writing again! I have a distopian novel in mind, which will be my main focus for the next 5 weeks.

I will be using this Blog to record my writing as that is what helped me to finish the first draft of my first ever fantasy novel!

However, I also have a new Blog which I will use for actual articles and general vents and information. You can all definitely check it out, as I will be posting on both Blogs regularly!

I hope you’re all doing well, I know ye probably don’t remember me, but I sure as hell remember ye! Happy Christmas to you all!!

Someone, PLEASE explain to me…

Would someone out there please please PLEASE be kind enough to tell me WHY this particular Blog post I wrote over 8 months ago gets hits every day?
I’m pretty sure it is just a rambly post.
People don’t really search showers that much…. Do they?

Would someone out there please please PLEASE be kind enough to tell me WHY this particular Blog post I wrote over 8 months ago gets hits every day? I’m pretty sure it is just a rambly post. People don’t really search showers that much…. Do they?

Laptop Blues

I have left my laptop in my apartment in Dublin, over an hour’s drive away and 10.50 on a bus. I’m back in Carlow and although Mr. Cooke was good enough to give me his iPad to write on, I have no charger for it so the only chance I will have to go online will be when one of my brothers feel nice enough to give me their laptop, so don’t expect any posts for a while. I am currently posting secretly… My brother must NEVER find out.

So, I was in Dublin for a while, with the pure purpose in a game’s night… We are huge nerds when it comes to games… and in general really.. The night was a success, but meant that I couldn’t write for a few days.

However last night I started a new novel idea which I really haven’t thought about much. It’s fantasy (of course) and I am absolutely in love with where it starts. And so this will be my BIG project from now on, until I hate it and need to cry to you all about it and kick myself in the ass to get back to it.

Expect that, it will happen.

But I’m hoping this will be a good story… We’ll see anyway. But as I am writing on an app I have no way of knowing how many words I’ve written, unless I count them manually, which ain’t gonna happen. I do not have the patience, nor the battery to bother!

So, until my next laptop robbery, good bye! Hopefully I’ll have kept my writing going!!