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What I Did In 2017

What I Did In 2017

Yesterday, I wrote … well, I guess you’d call it an emotional roundup of 2017, looking ahead to 2018. But today I wanted to look at things on a more tangible level, to try and keep track of what I actually did this year, as well as what I felt. These aren’t all what you’d call achievements (some of them are), but they’re things I did. Some are linked to old posts, in case you want to read more about…

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2014: Selfies, Dungarees, Undergrad Degrees

2014: Selfies, Dungarees, Undergrad Degrees

It seems that around this time of year, everything starts being retrospective. Things we achieved this year, failures we want to rectify next year — and I’m no exception. This is going to be less thorough than last year’s ‘Retrospect and Reminiscing’ series, which covered 2013 in serious detail, but hopefully it’ll provide enough of an overview. A lot has changed this year, and I’ve had to deal with a lot. Leaving school is a fairly major change for everybody,…

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December (Retrospect and Reminiscing #12)

December (Retrospect and Reminiscing #12)

December. This is, the last one! And I’m writing it before December has technically finished, but hey, how much am I likely to do tomorrow? Very little, is the answer. I’m currently fighting my third draft of The Quiet Ones instead of doing the mountain of homework that needs to be done this week, so tomorrow’s going to be fairly busy. I’m not sure if it’s my facial expression or what, but for some reason I really remind myself of…

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November (Retrospect and Reminiscing #11)

November (Retrospect and Reminiscing #11)

November, also known as National Novel Writing Month. For those of you who are sick to death of my daily posts, rest assured that we are now almost at the end. I’m mystified, because by my reckoning I should have finished on the 31st instead of tomorrow, but unless I’ve missed a month entirely, I must just have miscounted when I needed to start. This has become my profile picture on far too many websites given that I don’t actually…

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October (Retrospect and Reminiscing #10)

October (Retrospect and Reminiscing #10)

October. I applied to university, dyed my hair black, went to ComicCon, obtained Dragon NaturallySpeaking to dictate novels, translated early 19th-century revolutionary pamphlets from French into English (badly), planned my NaNo novel, made a cover, acquired Tom Hiddleston’s signature, started watching Sleepy Hollow, read lots of books, wrote essays, argued with my characters, reviewed a play for the local paper, planned all my Death and Fairies books, finished watching Firefly, went to a NaNoWriMo event, saw Thor 2, made one…

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September (Retrospect and Reminiscing #9)

September (Retrospect and Reminiscing #9)

Ah, September. The month where holidays end and school resumes and therefore I made a lot more videos than in previous months because I was procrastinating. I’m going to keep this post as concise as possible because I’ve had a massive allergic reaction and my face is itching like a horde of evil piskies are crawling across the skin, so let’s get on with it. I made four videos in September. One was a recap of my summer holiday, one…

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August (Retrospect and Reminiscing #8)

August (Retrospect and Reminiscing #8)

August was a supremely atypical month for me, really. It involved lots of reading, exam results, very little writing, lots of TV, lots of travel, some kissing, far too much plotting, and Charley. Let’s go through those things in approximately that order. This wonderful picture of Charley and me is my favourite thing because I don’t look too much shorter than her – primarily because I’m standing on the curb and she’s not. I’d recently acquired that waistcoat and had…

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July (Retrospect and Reminiscing #7)

July (Retrospect and Reminiscing #7)

I know, it’s Christmas, and I’m blogging about summer, whatever. I didn’t think I’d get enough into the Christmas thing not to want to write this today, because I wasn’t really feeling it, but hey, I have to rip these new CDs at some point – might as well blog while I’m doing it, right? Instead of a mugshot, here’s a full-body picture of me taken while in Spain with my orchestra at the end of the month. I’m not…

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May and June (Retrospect and Reminiscing #5 / #6)

May and June (Retrospect and Reminiscing #5 / #6)

For health reasons I couldn’t blog yesterday, but that’s fine, because not much happened in May, so I’m lumping it together with June and that way it doesn’t matter that I missed a day, right? It’s also because May’s a weird one to write about – half of what happened was exams or personal, neither of which I tend to discuss on my blog. In these recap posts, I’ve tried not to overshare while still giving a fairly complete overview…

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April (Retrospect and Reminiscing #4)

April (Retrospect and Reminiscing #4)

There will be a lot of photographs in this post because in April, I went to Scotland. I mean, I also had a dream that Charley was dead and completely freaked out when she didn’t come online, finished Forget My Wings – mostly in a car, emailing chapters to Charley every time we reached a service station and got WiFi (and she hated me for the ending) – started writing the second draft of The Quiet Ones, and wrote 25…

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