life, NaNoWriMo, writing


2014-Winner-Facebook-CoverI am officially a winner of CampNanoWriMo! Woo!

I actually finished off back on June 19th, but it’s been a busy week and I couldn’t ‘confirm’ the win until just yesterday.

It feels surprisingly good, like perhaps I’m getting better at this whole goal setting thing. I’ve already sent it out to some readers and feedback so far has been good – this novella will be published towards the end of the year, and I can’t wait to share it with you all!

It’s a rather more ‘fun’ read than a lot of my work, so I’m looking forward to showing you all a lighter side of me πŸ˜‰ I can do funny! No-one dies! Well, not really… Okay, not going to say any more because it’s just a novella and I don’t want to give too much away just yet.

Can’t wait πŸ™‚ This story had me laughing out loud as I rewrote it, and I really hope that those who read it will do the same. More on that at a later date.

Hope you’re all having a good month! Not long until August is upon us now πŸ™‚



doctor whoWell, April is here and with it a month of challenges. This post (A for Allons-y) kicks off the first day of the A-Z blogging challenge, and Camp NaNo also begins today.

Right now I feel vastly unprepared for both, but that’s okay. It will be a rollicking month and we’ll take each day as it comes. I’m down with that.

So, why Allons-y? Well, it starts with A… and, it means ‘Lets go!’ which felt like a great sentiment with which to start the month. But also, because I’m a massive Doctor Who fangirl, even though I came late to it.

In fact, I fell in love with the Doctor in Season 5, when I was up in the wee hours of the morning, feeding my newborn baby. The seasons always come later here in NZ (or at least, back then they used to), so it was fairly early on in Matt Smiths’ time as The Doctor. I was instantly hooked, andΒ set it up to record the series so that any time I was awake in the night the Doctor could keep me company.

It was my thing, my special show. Back then Hubby wasn’t interested in watching it, so once Natalie started sleeping better, and I no longer had that span of time in the night to watch I would take Doctor Who nights as my down time, the kids in bed, Hubby on his PC, and me on the couch in peace, escaping the real world for an hour.

I loved having it to myself, but I also love that now I get to share it. Having watched 7+ series with my husband, and lots of specials with my girls, I can see it’s becoming a family thing. And I couldn’t be happier about it πŸ™‚


Here we go again…

As if agreeing to one month of blogging wasn’t enough of a challenge (one I’ve actually been doing pretty good with!), I’ve just signed up for yet another – the Blogging from A-Z Challenge (there is still time to sign up if you’re interested!).

I’m going to be participating alongside some of my writing buddies. So far Freya, Meryl and Emma have signed up, and I suspect there will be a few more who will join in too.

April is set to be a busy month! Camp NaNo, blogging challenge, and prep for my first two assignments. Feeling quite inspired and hyped for it actually – let’s hope that feeling lasts πŸ˜‰