Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Ideas

The thing I've found about ideas is that writing them down is so beneficial.

Actually having them down on paper instead of trapped in you r head is so freeing.

I'd had an idea for a story for quite a while and I kept thinking about it but not actually writing it.

I am proud of myself today because I started writing it.

It's still preliminary and I don't know where it will lead in story terms but I am pretty excited by it.

Anything is possible.

I was sick of writing notes for the story.

Let's get down to writing it.

But I was scared.

I was thinking this was a massive idea.

I took a deep breath today, got my notes out and started writing.

Now I have a lot more space in my mind for other probably useless things that I'll pick up.

Thank you for reading

Steph

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Wednesday, 20 September 2017

I've been thinking...

My life has been in disarray for quite a while and I don't know what I want from life anymore. I've always stuck to I want to help people. But in what way I've yet to discover. It's infuriating. I've always been scared of big ideas. But now I'm finding the power to let go and just write them as they are in my mind. Don't ever be afraid of an idea, no matter how big it is. And even if you think you can't accomplish it, just try because you never know. I'm going to tell myself this daily and see how I go. Ideas are there to be taken, and you've got to take them while you can.

I need to focus my life again. I don't know where to begin though. I love writing. I need to get that back in my life, make time for it. I've been quite literally dwindling from one thing to another. And I want to get back to writing lyrics too. I haven't been setting aside time to write anything and don't get me wrong, it's been lovely to read and lose myself in the characters but the book I'm reading right now is really hard hitting and I feel like I need a break. A way to re-find myself anyway. I think I lost myself somewhere and it's time to get back to being me.

I hope this rambling makes sense. I need to make this happen. For me.

Steph

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Wednesday, 6 September 2017

The Girl Before by JG Delanely - Book Review

The Girl Before is an utterly stunning debut by this author.

Enter the world of One Folgate Street and discover perfection...but can you pay the price? 

Jane stumbles on the rental opportunity of a life-time: the chance to live in the ultras minimalist house designed by an enigmatic architect, on the condition that she abides by a long list of exacting rules. After moving in, she discovers that a previous tentant, Emma, met a mysterious death there - and starts to wonder if her own story will be a re-run of the girl before. As twist after twist catches the reader off guard, Emma's past and Jane's present become inexorably entwined in this tense, page-turning portrayal of a psychological obsession.

It was an absolute compulsive read. It is phenomenally written. I would highly recommend this book if you like a bit of a thriller. It does that job superbly!!

Steph

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