• books and reading,  disability,  guest blog,  twitter,  Uncategorized

    >Bit of a Link Fest

    >I’ve been working on guest posts for a few different sites this past week.  I have links to three of them to share. I Love To Laugh over at DisCo: Disability Conversations.  That’s one of my regular guest blogging places and it’s about crip humour and a funny moment at last week’s creative writing class. A while ago I was looking for books with disabled characters.  One of the books which got mentioned several times was Gridlock by Ben Elton so I got it from the library.  Then, Sarah who runs Same Difference mentioned that she was looking for reviews of books with disabled characters so I wrote a review…

  • good/bad,  knitting,  sailing,  scale junkie,  Uncategorized,  weight loss,  writing

    >Good/Bad

    >Good: Writing a To Do List of writing tasksBad: Realising I have more writing tasks to do then I thought I did Good: Getting three things done off the to do listBad: Showing the list to Mum and having her point out I missed something off of it Good: having a clean houseBad: cleaner (male) calling me love and “my love” so many times I lost track Good: No one has cancelled sailing for tonightBad: High probability of getting there to discover it’s off Good: Starting a lovely new knitting pieceBad: Not being quite sure if you’ve gone wrong with said knitting and if you have, where you did. Good:…

  • campaigns,  sailing,  scope,  twitter,  Uncategorized,  writing

    >A Good Writing Day – With Links!

    >Last week, Mike from Artist Inlet Press contacted me to ask if I would write something for that site.  His only request was that I should write about something I’m passionate about. I’ve been trying to do lots of writing and make progress with it over the last few weeks so I jumped at the chance to write that piece.  It’s not a site I’d been to before but I’ve been reading some of it since then and it’s got some very well written, lovely essays on there.  I’m pleased to have been asked to contribute and know that more people are seeing my writing.  I’ve been working on that…

  • competitions,  disability,  discrimination,  fiction,  short story,  Uncategorized,  writing

    >Unreasonable Adjustments

    >I wrote a while ago about entering some creative writing competitions.  I heard yesterday that I didn’t win the last of them.  Which I’m totally fine with, I didn’t expect that.  I did pay extra for a critique and whilst a little hard to read it is very useful.  I do agree with a lot of what the critique says although this remains a piece I am proud of.  I thought I would share it below.  As yet I haven’t made any changes. Feedback is welcome Unreasonable Adjustments “You have the run of my home”  said Lady Howlett ending her welcoming speech and sweeping gracefully from the room. The run…

  • down,  scale junkie,  swimming,  Uncategorized,  weight loss

    >In The Right Direction

    >I’m down roughly a pound and a half this week (from 17 4lb & 7/8ths to 17 3lb &1/4th and I can’t do that kind of exact maths). And I just got back (ok, well an hour and a half ago) from swimming. Must admit that I’m feeling a little fed up with this now, need to make some really progress again and stop hovering. All content copyright Emma Crees, 2006 – 2012 unless otherwise stated http://writerinawheelchair.blogspot.com

  • Uncategorized,  writing

    >Lovely Day Writing Update

    >What a lovely day! I’m working my way though a writing to do list (which includes updating this blog) but I never thought I’d be able to sit outside with my netbook and work on it today.  Such a great surprise!  It does make me wish that I’d realised how warm it is early though. What else am I working on with my writing? I started planning my NaNoWriMo novel for this year.  I have two ideas at the moment.  Unfortunately however they wouldn’t work as a combined story.  I am beginning to think the more definite idea I have is probably a long short story and not a novel …

  • books and reading,  reviews,  Uncategorized

    >Breaking The Silence by Diane Chamberlain

    >I was given a copy of Breaking The Silence by Diane Chamberlain to review by WHSmith.co.uk.  It’s being released at the beginning of next year.  This is what WHSmith.co.uk says about it:Laura Brandon’s promise to her dying father was simple: to visit an elderly woman she’d never heard him speak of before. A woman who remembers nothing – except the distant past. Visiting Sarah Tolley seemed a small enough sacrifice to make. But Laura’s promise results in another death – her husband’s. And after their five-year-old daughter, Emma, witnesses her father’s suicide, Emma refuses to talk about it…or to talk at all. Frantic and guilt-ridden, Laura contacts the only person…

  • blogging,  disability,  scope,  Uncategorized,  writing

    >Blogging for Scope!

    >On Tuesday I spent some time researching writing competitions and writing opportunities.  And, being cheeky I also asked Scope how they choose their bloggers.  The end result being that I’m now one of their bloggers (and I also have one other writing opportunity for another organisation). You can see my blog on the scope page It comes complete with an old photo – my hair looks nothing like that now but I don’t have a more recent on that isn’t stupid.  (Rocky Horror photos I’m looking at you) and a bio.  It’s a bit strange writing about yourself in the 3rd person but it’s a very writerly thing to do.…

  • books and reading,  reviews,  Uncategorized

    >The Wish by Sasha Blake

    >Transworld gave me a copy of The Wish by Sasha Blake to review. Here’s what Amazon has to say about it: We all have our dreams. But how far would we go to protect them? Lulu longs for a loving man and father figure for her young son. In a perfect world, this would be her gorgeous boss, Ben Arlington. He is her dream man, and likely to remain so – as he’s also a highly sought after gaming industry millionaire, and engaged to another woman. But not for much longer if Ben’s cold-hearted mother has anything to do with it. Sofia Arlington has a secret to protect, a secret…

  • exercise,  scale junkie,  swimming,  Uncategorized,  weight loss,  wii

    >The Obligatory Tuesday Update On: MY WEIGHT

    >I am a little disappointed this week although I’m trying not to be.  I’m up 2lb. It’s probably because I’ve got my period (which given that all the problems I’ve been having with that are likely weight related is a good thing) and I just keep reminding myself about that. I have exercised every single day this week.  Mostly using My Fitness Coach Dance Workout but I’ve also been swimming once and as I mentioned yesterday I did what is for me a lot of walking on Saturday. Here’s to some downward movement on the scales next week! All content copyright Emma Crees, 2006 – 2012 unless otherwise stated http://writerinawheelchair.blogspot.com