The annual November epic

So it’s coming to that time of year again. Having been so evangelical about what an amazing experience NaNoWriMo is, I’m absolutely delighted that so many of my author friends and acquaintances are signing up for it. We’ve gone from the unorganised write-ins and mini writing retreat last year to organised groups and a big…

On not being okay

Ivory said something yesterday that really struck a chord with me. She was talking about trying to get to the core of what holds us back, about how we are self-limiting and self-repressing because of our fear of judgement. She said “it’s okay to not be okay”. Sometimes I feel like life is one long…

The Great Spaghetti Squash Experiment

I’ve always wanted to try spaghetti squash. I don’t know why. It’s one of those peculiar curiosities, like wanting to know what all those weird and random fruits you sometimes get at the supermarket taste like. Anyway, while I was in Bristol at the weekend, great bustling metropolis that it is, I found a spaghetti…