Depression

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It's not simply sadness, it's not only crying, it's not simply feeling down. It is crushing, and hopeless, and seeing no point in anything. It is feeling like you're missing something everyone else has. Like you exist in monochrome while everyone else exists in colour. Depression is a dark cloud that you cannot shake simply … Continue reading Depression

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine – #bookreview

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Blurb The book is about Eleanor Oliphant, a thirty-year-old woman who lives her life by routine, she has worked at the same place since leaving university, and has lived in the same flat since leaving local authority care. She spends her weekends alone, not talking to anyone, with her weekly bottle of vodka. She doesn't … Continue reading Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine – #bookreview

Words & Thoughts – Week 31

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Weekly thought & writing update.  Words I am currently editing Into the Unknown, and I've decided to not use wordcount to measure my progress - I'm working in a bit of a confused manner at the moment, so I'm not going to try to explain here, but I'm finding that measuring my work in time … Continue reading Words & Thoughts – Week 31

Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

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"It's turtles all the way...down...You're trying to find the turtle at the bottom of the pile, but that's not how it works." ~ Turtles All The Way Down, John Green Turtles All The Way Down is a novel about friendship, growing up, and how a girl with (sometimes severe) OCD navigates the world and her … Continue reading Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

Words & Thoughts – Week 27 & 28

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Weekly thought & writing update. Words The past two weeks have not gone to plan. I've done some work on Into the Unknown, but I'm having doubts about the path I've taken with it, and life-related exhaustion has happened. I decided to move Into the Unknown from third person POV to first. And I think … Continue reading Words & Thoughts – Week 27 & 28

Words & Thoughts – Week 25

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Weekly thought & writing update. Words I have written! It feels a lot like a victory, and honestly I wasn't expecting it. I intended to get back to my writing now my official summer has begun, but part of me doubted I could get back what I felt I had lost - the passion for … Continue reading Words & Thoughts – Week 25

Words & Thoughts – Week 10

Weekly thought & writing update. Words It's been a bad week. I've been trying to work on Elondria. I am so close to the end, with only a few scenes left to write. But this week has been a struggle, for many reasons, and I haven't been able to write much. I'm hopeful that next … Continue reading Words & Thoughts – Week 10

Words & Thoughts – Week 6

Weekly thought & writing update.  Words I am still working on Elondria. I had a really good day on Friday, writing nearly 4000 words. I really got into it, for the first time in a long time. Unfortunately, the mood didn't last. As I'm not doing much this next week I'm hoping to get more … Continue reading Words & Thoughts – Week 6

Words & Thoughts – Week 4

Just a thought this week... "How are you?" In class this week, I had a thought about how people always ask "How are you?" as a pleasantry. It's a polite thing to say. People don't usually expect a truly honest answer. Which led me onto the important part of my thought. If you ask me … Continue reading Words & Thoughts – Week 4