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Celebrate the Small Things

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

Sorry for the radio silence, didn't realise it had been three weeks since my last Celebrate post! Here's what I'm celebrating this week:
- I posted my story for the WEP bloghop on Wednesday, and got some awesome feedback. Thanks to everyone who stopped by to read it, if you missed it you can find it here.
- I've had this week off work, but it hasn't been relaxing! My sister gets married 4 weeks tomorrow, and we've been doing all the last minute bits and pieces this week, since we both had it off work. It's been stressful at times, but we're getting there now! It's also been great being able to spend so much time together this week, with our mum as well. 
- Just a week to go until Camp NaNo starts! I'm super excited, though a little nervous, of course. I just can't wait to start wr…

WEP - Bridges

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This month's theme for the Write Edit Publish challenge is Bridges. Hope you enjoy!

The Bridge
“They say it’s cursed,” Timmy whispered, his torch held up under his chin, making his face look skull-like. “Nobody who’s ever crossed it has ever come back.”
Annie shivered, inching closer to the fire in the middle of the camp. “That’s a lie,” she said. “Mr Jacobson crossed it once, didn’t he?”
Timmy sniggered. “Well it didn’t do him much good! He’s terrified of his own shadow!”
Carl shook his head. “Timmy’s right, he’s never been the same since. Nobody knows what happened to him, or what he saw! And he’s the only person who’s ever come back. Most people don’t even use it; they go around.”
“This is ridiculous,” Bernie said. “A cursed bridge, I’ve never heard of something so stupid. I’m going over it.”
“You can’t!” Sarah cried.
Bernie turned to her, sneering. “You’re not telling me you believe this nonsense? I thought you were smarter than that, Sarah.”
Sarah stiffened. “Of course I don…

IWSG - June

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So lately, I've been having trouble with blogging. The only post I've been regularly putting up is the post I put up every Friday for the Celebrate the Small Things blog hop, and I rarely visit other bloggers now. Blogging has become more of a chore than anything, which I absolutely hate because I used to love blogging so much.

Upon reflection, I think the issue is that my blog doesn't have direction; I see it as a writing blog, and that limits what I can put on it quite a lot. It's made it quite stressful trying to choose topics to blog about, so I just don't bother.

I'm not ready to give up blogging; I still love being a part of the blogging community, and taking part in writing challenges like Write Edit Publish, but on the other hand those can't be the only posts that I write.

I've decided to give my blog a thematic makeover; instead of only making it about my writing, I'm going to make it about me. There's a lot more to me than just my wri…

Celebrate the Small Things

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Celebrate the Small Things is a weekly bloghop now 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:
- I spent the weekend in my hometown with my dad and sister, the weather was lovely all weekend, which we took advantage of by having a barbecue on Sunday. 
- This month's WEP challenge has been announced; the prompt is Bridges, and I can't wait to start writing my piece.
- I've put my novel information in the Camp NaNoWriMo site, all ready for taking the challenge in July. I haven't participated in a NaNo event for a good couple of years now, so I'm excited to take part! I've pretty much finished my planning for the project; I just want to start writing!

Celebrate the Small Things

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

This week I'm celebrating:
- Sunshine! It's been lovely, sunny and warm this week, a rarity here in England! I am a winter girl but I do like the odd bit of sunny weather.
- Looking forward to a three day weekend due to the bank holiday on Monday - hopefully the weather stays nice! 
- I can play a full piano piece now (albeit slowly, and with a few mistakes here and there) - I see this as a huge achievement, as I've never even been able to play anything on any instrument before, let alone a full piece of music.

Celebrate the Small Things

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Celebrate the Small Things is a weekly bloghop now 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:
- The piano playing is still going well - I can almost play a whole piece now, just a few more bars to learn. I'm slowly getting better at sight-reading, but it's a hard thing to learn!
- I'm going to be bridesmaid for my sister when she gets married in July. The bridesmaid dresses arrived a couple of weeks ago, and we're all meeting up to see them and try them on tomorrow. I can't wait to see what they look like!
- Pottermore are hosting a Wizarding World Book Club in June, and as I am a huge Harry Potter nerd, I'm very excited about this! Any excuse to read and/or talk about Harry Potter is fine by me!

Celebrate the Small Things

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

This week I'm celebrating:
- A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas. It's a huge book, and I finished it in 5 days, which is quite good since I've been at work. I stayed up until 1.30 Sunday morning reading it; something I haven't done in a long time! 
- Coffee - I'm really appreciating it this week!
- I've been teaching myself to play the piano, and it's going quite well - there's nothing like creating music with your own hands.