My Nerdy Boring Schedule

I’ve never been good at organising or scheduling myself and when it comes to writing my time has never been especially well planned. I have too many projects on the go at any one time and often no plan on how to tackle any of it. So I end up doing too much at theContinue reading “My Nerdy Boring Schedule”

Lincoln in the Bardo, Toby in the Lake District

This is where I have been this week. After a very long time without a holiday we finally managed to get away and have the most perfectly tranquil few days that I think it is possible to have. It ticked all the boxes on my short list of boxes to tick. Nice coffee, nowhere toContinue reading “Lincoln in the Bardo, Toby in the Lake District”

Why I Will Be Losing At Nanowrimo Again This Year

I really like nanowrimo a lot. I have tried it a few times but only reached the goal of writing 50,000 words in a month once. Last year I managed it, getting to the target word count a couple of days early but in previous years the attempts have fizzled out. It is hard toContinue reading “Why I Will Be Losing At Nanowrimo Again This Year”

Bad Dreams by Tessa Hadley

This week I read Bad Dreams, Tessa Hadley’s short story collection. I have been reading an awful lot of short stories lately, partly because I went on a literary journal buying spree a while ago and they have been slowly arriving in the post. But I bought Bad Dreams because Tessa Hadley judged The BridportContinue reading “Bad Dreams by Tessa Hadley”

Kazuo Ishiguro Wins Nobel

So Kazuo Ishiguro won this years Nobel prize for literature. I don’t usually follow the Nobel prize particularly closely, other than the annual will he/won’t he speculation that Murakami brings, but seeing that Ishiguro had won really made me smile. I’ve only read two of his books, The Remains of the Day and Nocturnes, butContinue reading “Kazuo Ishiguro Wins Nobel”