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Weekly Rundown - February 14th

Listening to:
Music: I'm not getting too much music listened to at the moment - my mum started working where I do a few weeks ago, so we've been travelling to work together and that's when I got most of my music listened to. I haven't yet listened to the new Trivium album all the way through, which is terrible because they're one of my favourite bands, so that's next on my list.
Audiobook: Linger by Maggie Stiefvater - I've been listening to this for a couple of weeks now, more because I haven't had a lot of time to listen than because it's not good.

Reading: Mythos by Stephen Fry - Again, I've been reading this for a couple of weeks. I'm really enjoying it, it's Greek myths as I've never read them before!


Watching: Jamie and I have been watching Lost, which is one of those shows which is kind of overshadowed by its ending - you forget how good it is until you watch it again.


Feeling: Determined. I finally joined a gym last week (which w…

Celebrate the Small Things - February 8th

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Celebrate the Small Things is a weekly bloghop hosted by Lexa Cain. The idea is to post anything you want to celebrate from the last week, no matter how small.

Here's what I'm celebrating this week:
- Although I had a great week off last week, it was nice to go back to work on Monday - I like being in a routine. 
- I shared my insecurities regarding my WIP on Wednesday, and got some great feedback which should help me get through them. Thanks to everyone who visited and commented!
- Music! It really is fantastic inspiration. I can get lost on Youtube for so long just listening to random songs, going from one video to the next.

IWSG - February 2018

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For anyone who doesn't know, the Insecure Writer's Support Group is a group of writer's who post once a month about their insecurities, and then visit each other to offer help and support.

Last July, I wrote a novel for Camp NaNoWriMo. I got the idea for the novel earlier in the year, and I absolutely loved it - I was more excited about it than I had ever been for any other idea.
So, over the course of one month I wrote the first draft. 
Besides printing it out and reading the first couple of chapters, I haven't touched it since.
I really hate reading my early drafts. I know that first drafts are pretty much always terrible but that doesn't make it any easier to read my terrible writing! I also know that in order to start edits on the story and therefore make it better, I need to read it.
This has always been my pitfall - I write the first draft, and then nothing. I'm determined to get this story finished, to make it the best it can be; I just have to read the …

Goals for February 2018

I had a fairly good month in January, considering I didn't actually make any goals for it.

Here are my goals for February:

- Finish reading my NaNo draft - This has been haunting me since I wrote the first draft back in July for Camp NaNo - I can't believe I still haven't read it. I'm determined to get it read this month so I can start edits.

- Write and publish WEP entry - This month's theme is "In Too Deep" and I'm looking forward to writing something. I missed the December challenge, so it's been a while.

- Read/listen to 4 books - I'm ahead of my Goodreads reading challenge at the moment, and I'd like to keep it that way.

- 2 x blog posts a week - there was only one week in January that I didn't put two blog posts up, which I think is pretty good.

- Visit blogs twice a week - A huge part of blogging is visiting other blogs, and that's the part where I'm failing at the moment. I say I don't have the time, but that's not t…

Celebrate the Small Things - 2nd February

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Celebrate the Small Things is a weekly bloghop hosted by Lexa Cain. The idea is to post anything you want to celebrate from the last week, no matter how small.

Here's what I'm celebrating this week:
- It's February! January really does seem to go on for so long; Christmas seems like it was ages ago!
- I've had this week off work, and it's been lovely - I haven't got much done, but that's OK because I wasn't really planning on doing much. It's been nice just having a break from work, not having to worry about what time I get up or go to bed. 
- Banana baked oats - this is my favourite breakfast at the moment, but it takes 40 minutes to cook so sometimes I don't have time to make it. I've had it every day this week since I've not been at work, and it's been lovely every day. 
- My mum, her partner and I took their dog to the beach at the weekend - my mum and I always take him on long walks at the weekend down a country track near her h…

Weekly Rundown - January 31st

Listening to:
Music:
My usual playlist on Spotify.
Audiobook:Linger by Maggie Stiefvater - I finally finished Shiver, which actually had a pretty good ending. I've just started Linger, which is the second in the series.
Reading:Mythos by Stephen Fry - My mum got me this for Christmas, and I'm really enjoying it. It's basically a modern retelling of the Greek myths, written in a way I can actually understand. I would recommend to anyone who loves the myths like I do.


Watching: I'm still working my way through Friends, and I'm also watching It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia with Jamie. We also started watching Lost again from the beginning last night, which was fun.


Feeling: Relaxed. I'm off work this week; it's so nice to have a break.


Cooking: Because I'm not at work this week, I've been able to have my favourite breakfast every day, which is banana baked oats. You mix a mashed banana, some oats, baking powder, yoghurt and an egg and bake it for 40 m…

Celebrate the Small Things - 19th January

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Celebrate the Small Things is a weekly bloghop hosted by Lexa Cain. The idea is to post anything you want to celebrate from the last week, no matter how small.

Here's what I'm celebrating this week:
- It's been a little less hectic at work this week, which has been nice. I've only got next week then I'm off for a week, and I can't wait; I might just sleep all week!
- Long winter walks - my mum has a dog, and I try to walk him with her every weekend. We take him down the old train line near her house, and he absolutely loves it. I just love wrapping myself up warm ready to brave the elements, and sometimes it's nice to get outside for a while, even if the weather isn't ideal.
- I had a movie day with my sister and some friends on Sunday, and we watched Inside Out and Zootropolis - I really enjoyed both films, and it was nice to spend time with my friends.