• Uncategorized,  writing

    >The Life That’s Mine…

    >…is the working title for this years NaNo Novel.  I’m not 100% it’ll be the finished title because I don’t know that it fits exactly with what I want to write.   The idea is one I’ve had on and off since I was 15 or 16 and is also one I’ve written tiny bits of at least twice three times before in various forms but I don’t think I have any of those any more they are lost in various random notebooks.  In some ways that makes it very strange that I only just now have a probable title. I’ve heard a lot of people say NaNo isn’t a…

  • General Life Stuff 2006 - 2008,  Uncategorized

    >Welcome to life with a disability

    >In passing conversation earlier someone mentioned that something vaguely disability related “wasn’t fair.”  And someone else mentioned something else related to disability (but a different type of thing and a different type of disability.  They thought it would slow you down too much and make things difficult.  I just about managed to refrain from pointing out that it’s the disability that makes it difficult not the adaptive tech.  Social model, baby! Both of those things relate to adaptive technology, living life differently and the sacrifices we as PWD (and sometimes our friends and family) have to make in order to live our lives.  Both of the people who said those…

  • books and reading,  Uncategorized

    >The Vagina Monologues

    >Yes, I’ve come back to The Vagina Monologues again.  I got the book today.  Haven’t had a proper read of it yet but have had a good flick through it and it’s very good.  Several of the bits are in the show but it is good to be able to revisit them in text form.  Particularly the “My Vagina is My Village” one.  Hugely hugely powerful piece of writing that and seeing it performed was very emotional.  So it was good to be able to read it because that took some of the emotional aspect out and I was actually able to take on board the content properly.  At least…

  • General Life Stuff 2006 - 2008,  Uncategorized

    >Party Pics

    >For once in my life I actually went to an “Event” without my camera but my sister posted some on facebook – I grabbed these from it and cropped and popped (and sort of watermarked them) to share here. The party was really really great fun if a little unexpected and bloody hot.   All content copyright Emma Crees, 2006 – 2012 unless otherwise stated http://writerinawheelchair.blogspot.com

  • General Life Stuff 2006 - 2008,  Uncategorized

    >Mitch Benn

    >Mitch Benn last night was really fun.  It’s the first time I’ve seen him with The Distractions (his band).  It was different in a good way.  A lot more polished and rocky, showy perhaps is the term I’m thinking off.  I liked it, liked the new stuff although I had hoped so hear some of my older favourites too.  I guess that’s what the CDs are for ;o) Mum liked it too I think, I’d not been sure but she said on the phone this morning (I think, we’ve been on the phone about four times today *sigh* I am disorganised) that she did so that’s good too. This weekend…

  • General Life Stuff 2006 - 2008,  Uncategorized

    >Taking a Break

    >The following is from an e-mail I just sent to a friend as it covers the high points (or rather not so high points) I was going to blog about and saves me writing it twice.  I cut all the gossip and making plans to get together out so sorry it’s not interesting! Sorry I’ve not been in touch things have gone a bit crazy over the last couple of weeks. The short version is I went back on antidepressants and have been arranging to take a break from being a CAB adviser and started an adult learning course at the end of September just one night a week but…

  • Uncategorized,  yayness

    >The Vagina Monologues

    >My mum and I went to see The Vagina Monologues in Oxford tonight.  I absolutely loved it. It was funny, it was graphic.  It was sad, it was thought provoking. It was happy, it was insightful.  It was educational, it was freeing.  Empowering actually might be a better word than freeing, but I’ll leave that in too. It was great. I think Mum enjoyed it too although she did say it was more graphic than she’d expected.  It was pretty much what I expected although for some reason I had thought that the woman in it would share some of their own personal stories.  But maybe that’s something that happens more…

  • books and reading,  Uncategorized

    >First Lines

    >Because I am curious and because I know several other people who read this blog are voracious readers like I am (although I haven’t finished a book in over a month *sigh*) – what is a great first line of a book or short story you have read.  And, as always, that ever present question, why? (I can think of a much better phrasing than “ever present” but am stumped on the spelling). It’s a task for my creative writing class this week.  I think I’m probably going to go with Rebecca by Daphne DuMaurier  “Last night I dreamed I went to Manderley again” That was actually my friend Elisa’s…

  • General Life Stuff 2006 - 2008,  Uncategorized

    >Cryptically on Decisions

    >I have made a decision which I am very pleased about and which I think will improve things greatly.  Or at least I hope so.  But the details, the details aren;t finalised yet.  So all I will say is a decision has been made and I’m feeling better. There’s something else I’ve been debating deciding about too but I wouldn’t want to lose my indecisive crown so I haven’t.  Although given stuff that happened this afternoon it’s one that I now suspect may get taken out of my hands and made for me.  If I actually understood what had happened I may do something about that but I don’t and…

  • Uncategorized,  writing

    >Creative Writing Prompt: Intruder In The House

    >Another prompt from my creative writing class.  The prompt was to write 150 words or so about someone finding an intruder in their home and going to investigate the sounds they heard.  Those words were to be in the 1st person then to switch to the 3rd person and write another 150 words about what happened next. It is slightly edited (but I haven’t checked grammar).  It’s still very new however. Intruder in the house Throwing my keys on the side, I slam the door shut behind me.  The house is noisy and the hairs on the back of my neck are standing up.  It’s an old house and it…