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  1. Sunny days and plants in pots

    So today I have been of work and the weather has been fantastic. I have definitely soaked up the vitamin D today. I have managed to do four loads of washing with another ready to go tonight, I have tidied up, sunbathed and even had a mini picnic with my one and only. Not done much writing today but when the weather is this nice who could?? Not me. My new job is still going well and I am thoroughly enjoying being management. Had my first shift alone yesterday which went swimmingly and even came home ...
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  2. ...Manchester...

    So last night Manchester became a victim however the city stands tall:

    There are those that won't come home today,
    There are those that lost their world,
    There are those that sleep alone tonight,
    There are those that won't sleep at all.

    Some will blame and hate,
    Other's will stand together,
    We may weep, we may shout,
    But today we'll all remember,
    All of those that died.

    RIP to all those that did not make it home last ...
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  3. Saturday thinking

    It's Saturday and the sun is shining, well at least for now it is. Yet here I sit glued to my laptop screen thinking maybe just maybe I've got it right now. The troubles of re-editing your own novel it is a battle in it's own way I have found. It can be fun but tedious at times when you re-write the same sentence over and over until you are finally happy with it. Now do not get me wrong i love my novel and the wa it is shaping up however I wish I could make the process go faster sometimes or know ...
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  4. Robin Hobb

    So today has been perfect. The sun has been shinning and I even took a trip to bigger city. Sheffield to meet author Robin Hobb and let me tell you she is a lovely women. Her world of the farseer's and bingtown have always amazed me in their detail and the characters that inhabit them have taken me on so many adventures that it was amazing to meet the women behind the words. If you have not already read her books I would suggest that you pick up a copy and start right now they are (in my opinion) ...
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  5. Surprise in the post

    So the postman brought me a nice little surprise in the post this morning. A postcard sent from Tacoma in the USA. From Robin Hobb ahead of her Uk tour and even though I will be unable to meet her on this tour as none of her tour dates are near enough for me to travel to I am glad that she is releasing her new book very soon. If I ever make it as big as her with my writing I want to be like her in the way that she responds to her fans and even goes the extra mile of writing and posting a postcard ...
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  6. First novel draft completed

    Wahooooo I have finally after a full year of writing completed my first draft of my first ever novel. The word count is lower than I had wanted but I still have to redraft it god knows how many times until it has been completed but this is a mile stone for me. first draft completed.jpg
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  7. Random burst of creativity.

    Here is a little something that I wrote when listening to nothing but the greatest love songs from throughout the years. Let me know what you think if you want.

    A moment in time.

    I sat there on that summer day with you beside me. Smiling. I was happy. Neither of us knew what was to come but we didnít care, we would linger enjoying each otherís company. I can remember that day even now.

    How we sat with the grass tickling the backs of our legs. Listening ...
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  8. Inspiration today...

    So I am plowing my way through the last few chapters of my first draft this morning and I have completed my entry for this month's COF challenge. All thanks to the fantastic beats of 90's dance music. It reminds me of a simpler time when I was a school and I would spend three hours dancing to it every Friday and Tuesday night. I am sat her at my laptop typing and bouncing. I miss how dance-able and singable music used to be compared to now. So catchy and funky.

    How is your writing ...
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  9. Monday Morning Moaning

    Well I think I now hate Mondays.

    Everything bad recently seems to happen on a Monday, this morning I woke up to a sever allergic reaction which ended me up with me in hospital by 8 am. I was seen fairly quickly and prescribed a course of both steroids and anti-histamines for the next seven days to clear it up. However I am now going to be missing two days of work this week, I owe the hospital money for my tablets and my eye is swollen shut and will stay that way for at-least the next ...
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  10. A lot can change in a year, but somethings never change

    Many things can change in a year, four seasons have passed us by. Only 360 days I think, such a small looking number when it is wrote down.

    This time a year ago I had just been discharged from hospital and I could not walk very far, I had a completely different job, my situation was precarious as some of you may remember. Now just 360 days later I no-longer work in a kitchen but with small children, my novel has now reached 70,000 words and is still rising. I am more stable in my relationship, ...
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  11. Looky, looky what I got...

    Well I know the english has dropped in my title but I am just so excited to share. At the beginning of the month I found out I could possibly get signed bookplates from Robin Hobb and look here they are. They also came with a signed thank you card. So happy right now.
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  12. From doom and gloom to positive thinking...

    So now that the gloomy month of January is almost over and the weather (at least in England) has turned crappy and wet, I thought that it was about time I injected some positivity into my reality.

    After a frantically busy stretch at work a guest took me aside today and said to me: "You are an amazing young women, you bounce around from table to table with a giant smile and have all thesebrief conversations with everyone you can. While you clear, wipe and reset your tables (there ...
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  13. 1 year....

    Well guys it has arrived I have now been a member for a year and I must say I have met some fantastic people, learned so much, felt welcome, had some awsome conversations and wrote stories that I normally wouldn't.

    Thank you everyone for making WF a brilliant place to spend time.

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  14. Bad times at work...

    Hello guys,

    So things at work have been steadily getting worse to the point where I have felt the need to Whistle-blow on my General Manager due to his seeming lack of care. Now there have been a few incidents that have happened that should not have:

    1. I applied for one position but still have not received said position with no reason as to why.
    2.He always arrives 25 minutes late for work, but then feels that he can tell staff members off when they are late. ...
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  15. An eventful week...

    So this wek has been a good one, firstly I was made a mentor on here, which I am over the moon with. Secondly finances seem to be falling back into place after what seems like an eternity of being all over the spot. My hours at work have become more manageable, which means I have more time to spend with the loves of my life, my boyfriend and my writing.

    Yes I am feeling more and more positive as January continues.

    I am feeling hopefully again and I hope that everyone else ...
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  16. Writing goals of the day

    So each day I have the goal to spend at least an hour sat in front of my computer to with the intention of writing more into my novel. Even if I just sit and re-read what I have already written I count that as my goal achieved. So today I thought that I would build upon that simple goal and set myself to sit at my computer until I had at least written one more line and I ended up writing another 1,000 words, to my surprise. I am looking forward o reading my novel in full once I have completed my ...
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  17. To new beginnings.

    So as 2016 draws to a close we all, each and everyone of us looks backwards over the year, so here is to looking forward; to new possibilities, options and opinions.

    Here is to new stories, poems and articles that we express our individual thoughts and feelings.

    Here is to another year of adventure, mischief and dangers.

    I say to you all here at Writing Forums have fantastic celebrations this eve as tomorrow is a new day, a new year,

    I hope that ...
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  18. A quote shared by one of my favourite authors....

    "Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home."
    --Edith Sitwell

    This hit me in my heart with how true it is after such a long day at work and a stressful couple of days. I believe this and thought I would share with all of you on here.

    Does anyone else have any quotes about this time of year, we once again find ourselves in?

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  19. Feeling like a little girl before christmas day.

    So I had a pretty bad birthday but now I am looking forward to getting my late birthday present of Final Fantasy XV (which should arrive in the post tomorrow) I never get excited over new games but this time I feel jumpy and excited, just like I can remember feeling when I was about ten on Christmas Eve when you would be too excited to sleep because you knew that you would be getting something awesome the next day. That is how I feel tonight on the Eve of getting this game. I can not wait to play ...
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  20. Birthdays

    Well that's it I'm another year older and another year wiser...

    Why is it that birthdays make you think about what you have and where you are in life?

    After all the celebrating we still question, I feel that as I get older I think more and more about wheremy life has taken me, and overall it's pretty damn good. So here is to another year, another chance, another time to be me.
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  21. Been a while...

    I know that it has been a while since I last posted but everytime I get into the swing of posting something in life comes to knock my for six, hopefully now with this new job things may start to improve. Well here's hoping anyway.

    I know that everyone has hard times so I don't like to dwell as life could always be worse.

    Here is to a new start, a new beginning of a new chapter, has anyone else felt alone when in the company of others and if so how did you overcome this??? ...
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  22. The joys of writing

    The joys of writing as many of you know I have been writing my first ever full scale novel over the last few months and it is coming along very nicely. I am enjoying seeing my own world and characters take shape and interact with each other, it is a very satisfying feeling overall. That feeling of accomplishment when you see the target bar turn from red into orange into gold into green and seeing that you are only 20,000 words from your overall target, exhilarating. Well that's how it feels to me. ...
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  23. Whitby Goth Weekend.

    Recently I attended the twice yearly music festival (maybe some of you have heard of it already) Whitby Goth Weekend. It is exactly as it sounds a music festival for Goth's. For two weekends in the year the small town of Whitby located in the North East of England is taken over and transformed by crowds of people, as it puts on music events, stalls and various events catered for goths who both live there and travel to the town. Hundreds descend upon the picturesque town myself included to partake. ...
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  24. Some bad times...

    I have again been missing from my blog and writing altogether, for which I apologise but sometimes life does get in the way. I have been through some bad times in the last few months but I will be back on track soon so I have decided to dedicate myself once again to my writing. I do find that it is an amazing distraction and copping mechanism sometimes. I now have some unexpected time upon my hands again for how long I do not know. However I am excited to start another new chapter in my life and ...
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  25. Silence. An old story I wrote... (Warning it is about September 11th).

    I wrote this story for a university competition but did not have the guts to send it in at the time, I then waited and put it on my Facebook where friends and family liked it, so I thought I would put it up on here and you can all tell me what you think.

    Please bear in mind that all of this piece is total fiction except the grave day it was based upon, I feel that I must reiterate that this story is a work of fiction!

    Whiz,bang, clank
    Rush,walk, run
    Look,see, ...
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