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A Long Tail and a Short One

I undid the mistake in finishing the Cluny Leaf Coaster. Not much to work with… If this had been anything other than a practise piece, I would have picked back through the chain and the ring, rejoined and finished properly. … Continue reading

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Write and Write Again.

The writing is still going well. I’m pleased with myself for finishing the first draft of my new book – I’ve been stuck in a sea of half-finished manuscripts for far too long! I can always write, I just keep … Continue reading

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Say Hello to my Little Friend…

I made another one. Slightly smaller… The Pattern (from K Hook Creations – free to download) is the same, but the threads are different. The variegated is a Double Knit cotton and the green is size 20 Cebelia. I will say … Continue reading

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Left, write, left, write…

My writing is still going steadily. Despite Titch’s efforts to the contrary. 😀 Just putting one word after the other. Not that I don’t have bad days, and even on a good day I often end up with less words … Continue reading

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The Internet Hates Me – part 2

The day after I posted on this, I received two e-mails confirming receipt of my submissions… Eeek. They promise everyone a reply, even if it’s just a rejection, which is so much better than ‘if you have heard nothing by … Continue reading

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The Internet hates me… And my manuscripts.

Recently Hodderscape had an open submission window from the 3rd August to the 16th. Normally they only accept agented submissions. I spotted the link on a South African website on the 6th… Frantic writing and rewriting ensued. I have two books that … Continue reading

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Keep Write On…

One of the reasons I started this blog was because I was trying to get back into writing. I was very serious about it some years ago. The problem wasn’t so much that I wasn’t getting anywhere – I had … Continue reading

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Writing

NatNoWriMo has me beat. There,  I’ve said it. I was fine for the first couple of days when I had things clearly mapped out, but trying to write when I don’t know where I’m going feels like jumping off a cliff. … Continue reading

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Writing, novel month, saving

Still not making much progress with the writing. I did come across a web-site for writing a novel in a month. I see they are very anti-deleting. I can see the point of that – I tend to zig-zag backwards … Continue reading

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Writing, writer’s block

Writing? Well, not so much. I am so damn good at getting sidetracked. ‘Yes, but this HAS to be done…’ Cheap excuse. Maybe I must go back to basics and write physically on a piece of paper. My home computer … Continue reading

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