And I hit a stall…

Firstly, we’re in our two week wait. So, to be honest, my heart hasn’t been in it all week, which has been hard for writing in general. Which isn’t really helpful right now because alongside everything else I’ve had to deal with this week (business stuff mostly, to make my companies dormant), I’m also worried…

Birth announcements when #TCC

Let’s talk about birth announcements when trying to conceive.  It’s a bit of minefield if you’re trying for a family, but there are a few tried and true tips on how to keep frustration down when passing love and good wishes on to friends and family. Firstly, huge congratulations to the Royal Family, and the…

Book update week 1

So, I’ve agreed that as part of this blog, that I’ll talk about the process of writing the book. Some key things to note The book has been contracted, though we’re still pinning down the final agreement – as it’s an n/f book, it’s been contracted off an outline, but I’ve agreed that I’ll get…

How to deal with ‘Royal baby fever’

While I’m sure lots of people are happy about the impending birth of another Royal baby, and I wish the Duke and Duchess of Sussex all the best, it does throw a few feelings that a lot of us can’t help into sharp relief. Sadness, envy and regret For those of us trying for a…

A welcome, and a mission statement of sorts

So, while I know this blog is going to be difficult, I wanted to welcome everyone that’s visiting and reading to it. It seems auspicious that we launch it at the end of #Infertilityawareness week. So, there’s a kind of reasoning behind the blog, and a bit of a mission statement. As many people are…

N is for new stuff, coming up #AtoZChallenge

I thought it might be fun to share a few of the new things that I’ve got coming up.  New books, new projects, and how we’re moving forward with our lives right now.  My mental health has held me back for quite a long time, so I thought I’d share some of my plans, not […]

F is for (in)fertility #atozchallenge

I’m going to add a rare trigger warning to this post, as it talks about miscarraige, mental health, loss, and infertility. With that, I also want to explain why I chose this subject instead of talking about another character or book. Firstly, it’s a reality for us right now… People that are closer to me […]

C is for C-PTSD causes changes #atozchallenge #mentalhealth

While I’ve planned to mostly talk about my books, one of the things I do have to acknowledge, and is intimately tied to everything I write, is that I have mental health concerns. The first thing I have to say is I understand that caring for people is complex and that it’s easy to fall […]

The radical changes I need to make #Mondayblogs #Wedswriters

So, I was a bit quiet about it, but I went on holiday for two weeks in the middle of August.  I spent the last two weeks battering around a pile of theme parks…

Books, therapy and blues

So our big Disney adventure starts in two weeks, which I’m quite excited about, as is someone coming to housesit and get some painting done, so that’s also awesome. The eldest is on holiday with his girlfriend right now, the youngest leaves tomorrow for two weeks with her dad, and all that leaves me is […]