Browsed by
Tag: time

Never Just Objects: Finding Time To Read

Never Just Objects: Finding Time To Read

Over the past month and a half, I’ve been making a serious effort with my book blog, as well as joining the (sometimes intimidating) world of #bookstagram. Every day since early August, I’ve posted pictures of books on Instagram, some of which have taken an hour or two to set up and take. (Others are, of course, much quicker.) Yet in that same period, I’ve also been struggling to find time to read, and the two things aren’t unrelated. Obviously,…

Read More Read More

First Drafts And Second Guesses

First Drafts And Second Guesses

I spent a lot of time second-guessing my decision to do NaNoWriMo this year. It didn’t make a whole lot of sense, committing to write fifty thousand words this month when I have multiple essays, dissertation drafts, translations, and other work-related things to do. It would mean I couldn’t read as much, and would generally be one stress more than I needed. I also couldn’t face the thought of failing. I have never lost NaNo, not since I was thirteen…

Read More Read More

Get Me Out Of My Head

Get Me Out Of My Head

Oh. I should post. This blog is a thing. Suddenly you see why I posted three or four times a week over the summer — not because I had a lot to say, but because I had nothing else to do. Now that I’m embroiled in university, I could have a thousand post ideas and you still wouldn’t actually get to read them. This place is stealing every second of my time. Which means that NaNoWriMo this year is, for…

Read More Read More

A Creative Waste Of Time

A Creative Waste Of Time

For those who weren’t aware, which is probably 95% of my blog readers given that I didn’t mention it, I’m currently away on a camp in the north of England. It’s a Christian camp, actually, which basically means a chance to ask all the difficult questions that you can’t get away with in your usual church or youth group environment because after this week you’ll likely never see these people again. In our evening meeting yesterday, we were creating an…

Read More Read More

Holidays Ate My Life

Holidays Ate My Life

Holidays, I thought, were supposed to be relaxing. Since I finished school at the end of June (well, mid-May, but that was study leave, and was not at all relaxing and involved lots of work), I’ve had a longer holiday than most English kids, who don’t get released until towards the end of July, but that was because I had exams and it’s different and our school system is mental, so sorry to Americans who are confused. It’s not been…

Read More Read More

#amprocrastinating

#amprocrastinating

I think, as writers, we tend to procrastinate a lot. I mean, you only have to look at the forums on the NaNoWriMo website during November to find out just why so many people never make it to 50,000 words, don’t you?  And on Twitter – well, there are a lot of tweets about writing. By people who were supposed to be working on their novels. By people who were not supposed to be on Twitter. When I log onto my…

Read More Read More

Futures and Choices

Futures and Choices

So the curtain comes down on Romeo and Juliet and I’m sitting there with my eyes fixed on the stage and I’m thinking, I wish that was me. I’m thinking, I want that to be me. I’m thinking: that will be me. I want to dance more than I want to do anything else. It sounds cheesy, right? But I have to say it’s true. I want to be a writer, sure, but to dance on a stage like that,…

Read More Read More