A Very Mixed Day…

I felt inspired and motivated this morning, so I snuggled up under my cozy blanket, propped my iPad onto my iPad cushion and wrote.  1,500 words later and I was feeling accomplished.  I was getting there…

My reward?  A trip out to a charity Christmas fair!  I was seriously looking forward to it!  I adore wandering Christmas gift stalls, searching for that unique gift.

However I was very soon feeling swamped and frustrate.  It was sooooo busy!  Manoeuvring through the crowds of visitors, with Rolo beside me, was a nightmare!  I could barely see the goods on the stalls, and felt trapped.  Being so low down is rather disconcerting.

So I hurried through and tried to escape and find a quieter area.  But I soon found there was nowhere to escape, it was just a mass of people!

On our way out, I stayed beside the grass to allow Rolo to have a roll in the scents.  Just as we were about to leave, a group of cosplay characters came along.  They happily posed for a photo…


On our return, I settled down in the sofa and again began to write…

3,000 words later and book two is complete!!!

Now to get my eldest, a computer studies student, to help me to publish them.  Watch this space…

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Welfie…

A new word – a #welfie – a writers selfie!!!

So here’s mine….


I can’t use a keyboard so I write using the Word app on my iPad or iPhone. It works perfectly!  Add my iPad/book/kindle cushion, (a gift from a dear friend) and I’m sorted!

More #welfies to come…

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Success…

I’ve achieved some major things today…

I was solo for a few hours – a big no no with my PTSD!  But I coped, and had it sorted by arranging a visit from my sister-in-law too 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻. Perfect!

The time I was alone I spent writing, which helped hugely as it kept me mentally occupied, so I couldn’t worry about being alone.

It’s been a week of achievements this week, since my hubby went back to work too.  The first week of work after my hip fracture.  It’s just been me and my boys, but we’ve been ok, we’ve looked after each other.

So I’m feeling pretty positive today.   I will overcome my fears, I will succeed…

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Procrastinating…

I struggled yesterday to get settled into my writing, my brain was elsewhere all the time! But eventually having spent hours on Facebook with films running in the background, I switched off and turned to my book…
I managed to write over 1,150 words, yeah! I was delighted!
I then settled down to watching films but my brain wouldn’t stop thinking…  I was like a dog with a bone!

So back to it, my word count went up to 1,500. It didn’t stop there either. An idea struck as to where I could take this next, so I started thinking and soon the words were flowing for my follow on book too!

That means that book one is ready, I just need my son to help me to publish it to Kindle. Book two is nearly half written, and book three is 1,000 words in!!!

A very good day after all!
Fingers crossed I keep it up…

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Too many options…

What should I do today???  I have too many options…

Writing of course, promotion, reading – it’s fun and also inspires the writing. 

Or I could just curl up with coffee and a cozy Christmas film???

Too many choices…  What should I do???

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Spoonless…

A lack of sleep and a busy afternoon at my assistance dog training group has meant I’ve written nothing at all today…

I’ll be able to get my head down and concentrate on my writing tomorrow though, as it’s a quiet day, so,hopefully I’ll get some sleep tonight 😴 

I hate days where I feel too spoonless to concentrate on anything, I’m struggling to read or even watch a film 🎥. It’s very frustrating!

Onwards to a brighter tomorrow…

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Kindness…

I was touched deeply recently by an encounter with different people I came across.

One lady started to talk to me, saying she aimed to chat to me rather than my assistance dog as he looked to be getting enough attention.  She then went on to chat for a while, sharing her life with me.  A lovely encounter.  

She ended our chat by commenting on my outfit – my usual bright colours.  She expressed her love of them and said she’d love to wear them, but felt she was too old.  You’re never too old I replied, she would look wonderful wearing them too!

A few days later, the opposite happened.  A lady at an MBS fair we visited was so taken with Rolo!  She cuddled him and petted him for ages, ignoring others around.  She was besotted!  Once she’d finished, she turned to me and started chatting.  She was a beautiful soul, a genuine lovely lady.  I felt privileged to meet her.

I love meeting people who touch my soul, so these two needed a special mention.  I’m truly delighted to have met such lovely human beings ❤️

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Writing…

I’m aiming to write so that I can self publish on Amazon Kindle…

My plan is to write about my journey as a Spoonie – a chronically sick and disabled AOSD fighter, showing what life has thrown at me and how I’ve made it through.

My first short read – Chronically Christmas, will hopefully be published asap, with a little help,from my eldest – a computer science student.  So watch this space for updates…

Today I’ve been throwing myself into my writing – I’ve completed 6,000 words, which is about a third of what I hope to write!  I’m delighted!

I’ve also completed a writing challenge, entitled footprints 👣. I hope you enjoyed it?  It’s not my usual style of writing, so I thoroughly enjoyed it 👍🏻

Now to try to relax…

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Footprints…

Beside me, as I wheel along leaving a trail through the various surfaces I encounter, there are always footprints.  I’m never alone.  My footprints are now non-existent, just wheel tracks show where I’ve been.  But I always have those footprints beside me, treading close by.

I love wandering through different textures and resting a while to hear them under my wheels.  Sometimes, the urge to feel overcomes me so I ask for help so I can remove my shoes, lift my foot plates and just feel those wonderful substances under my feet.  Crispy autumn leaves, soft mown grass, crumbly sand beside the beach, a puddle rippling in the breeze or fresh fallen snow.  Anything at all feels heavenly.

It is then that I can leave a tiny mark on this earth, my footprints remain for others to see.  But I am never alone, beside me are more footprints, close by.

Those footprints beside me remain throughout the seasons, despite the different places we visit, everywhere.  They’re always there, just quietly staying beside me.  I’m never, ever, alone.

Yes, maybe I don’t leave my own mark, except for those brief encounters.  My wheel treads are anonymous, indifferent, without feeling.  But beside me, those footprints endure.

They show he cares, they show he persists, they show he loves me more than any living soul.  My guardian, my angel, my ever adoring companion.

So whenever I wander in this world, we leave our mark together.  I’m no-longer an anonymous wheel tread, I’m a set of footprints beside me, I’m a living force, not just rubber on earth.  

Those footprints you may wonder belong to whom?  Why Rolo of course, my dearest assistance dog!

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A year of Happy is complete!!!

It’s a new year!  (I’m pagan so Halloween is our new year). My year of Happy is finished!

I plan on continuing to post but it will be on an if and when basis, instead of daily (I think you’ve had enough of my ramblings for a while!)

Happy new year everyone 🎉

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