Entries tagged "writing"
Today marks the start of the writing of a new book. And what better way to celebrate it, than by procrastinating!
As writers go, I try hard to keep myself towards the more disciplined end of the scale. I lock myself in my shepherd's hut with a hot drink and then emerge, blinking and mole-like about two hours later for another brew before the cycle repeats itself.
The problem is that I write about the outdoors and nature and there is a window in the shepherd's hut. What peculiar conspiracy is it that…
Sceptre, the publisher of my upcoming book, is celebrating its 25th birthday this year. To mark the occasion, Sceptre invited their writers to pen something on the theme of 25. The following formed my birthday offering.
Anyone who finds their mid-twenties easy is open to accusations of being a dullard. I wanted to be many things when I was twenty-five, but a dullard was not one of them. Fortunately, it proved to be a most irksome age.
Almost every molecule in my twenty-five year old body was urging…
I have a rule that I write for an hour each morning before doing anything else. No distractions or procrastinating allowed. No pottering, no early breakfasting and definitely no Internet browsing or checking emails. I used to be able to spend this hour indoors, but the kids are now at an age where it is easier to escape to a shed at the end of the garden.Standing and taking in the dawn for a few moments this morning it felt like a rule that was in need of a little breaking. I stood there in my standard uniform for this…