• Family,  friends,  NaNoWriMo,  tv,  Uncategorized,  writing

    >Somethings are more important

    >I had hoped to update my blog this evening with the news that I had won NaNoWriMo for the third fourth (was sure it would be the third but then after I hit publish I looked on the NaNo site which says otherwise) time.  But that was not to be. I am so close to winning that it’s pretty much a given that will happen.  Just not today.  I have about 4K left I think.  In all honest it’s a bit of a mess though as I’ve ended up writing bits of both the projects I considered dong for NaNo and a tiny bit of a short story that landed in…

  • action3,  frustrations,  jay2,  jay3,  lyrics,  OT,  pain,  physio,  spasticity,  Uncategorized,  wheelchair

    >Don’t Look Back In Anger

    >I went for my wheelchair assessment on Wednesday.  And it went really well.  The details and all that are for another entry as I’d like for that to be a positive entry. For now lets just say that I’m trialling a new seating configuration and the question of whether I need a new chair as well is on the backburner at present.  So far I like my new seating but I think there maybe a few niggles which need ironing out in the long run. The thing is though I can’t help feeling a little frustrated and even angry.  I was assessed there in 2009 and I told them certain…

  • Uncategorized

    >Life is busy

    >I just wanted to post a quick blog as it feels like absolute ages since I did so. The most important news I have is that I’m still alive. I feel it important to share this because earlier in the year one of my friends got a text from a mutual friend of ours asking if I’d died as she hadn’t heard from me. This amused me greatly not least because why didn’t she just call if she was worried?! And then Thursday I got a text containing a rumour that another friend (who had been out of contact most of the year after being ill) had died. But having…

  • disorganised,  Uncategorized

    >If I wasn’t giggling I’d be embarrassed to admit this…

    >I’ve been thinking for a while that i need to have a sort out.  But I’ve just found absolute proof that I need to much more than that. I need to post some stuff tomorrow so I was hunting for envelopes which weren’t where I expected. That’s kinda situation normal for me.   But I did find some other envelopes. Which I’m pretty sure are the ones we used to send the invites to my 18th Birthday Party. I turn 30 next month. All content copyright Emma Crees, 2006 – 2012 unless otherwise stated http://writerinawheelchair.blogspot.com

  • books and reading,  reviews,  Uncategorized

    >Necklace of the Gods by Alison Goodman

    >Transworld gave me a copy of Necklace of the Gods by Alison Goodman to review. Note: this book is also available as a YA edition with the title Eona: Return of the Dragoneye. Here’s the synopsis: Once she was Eon, a girl disguised as a boy, risking her life for the chance to become a Dragoneye apprentice. Now she is Eona, thrust into the role of her country’s saviour. But Eona has an even more dangerous secret — she cannot control her power. When she tries to bond with her Mirror Dragon, the anguish of the ten spirit beasts whose Dragoneyes were murdered surges through her. The result: a killing…

  • botox,  disability,  friends,  frustrations,  language,  Paralympics,  physio,  serial casting,  spasticity,  Uncategorized

    >Interesting Times

    >Lately I feel like I live in Interesting Times as in the Chinese saying.  It’s certainly been an interesting week. Monday my powerchair broke down with no warning. In the middle of Sainsbury’s car park. In the drizzle. Although luckily it wasn’t raining as such at that point in time. I tried to talk a Sainsbury’s employee through putting my chair into freewheel but he couldn’t do it (whether my instructions weren’t right/clear enough or he didn’t force it hard enough I don’t know) so my plan of getting a taxi back here fell through. I called my parents house on the off chance someone was there not expecting there…

  • Uncategorized

    >Progress report

    > For the most part nano is going well. Up until yesterday I was 1000 ahead but then I had to spend a lot of time and energy dealing with an unrelated major problem in the afternoon and was out in the evening. So I only got 200 words written. I’ve gotten quite a lot done today thanks to the wonder that is write or die and I’m about 250 words away from the end of day five target. Fireworks and family time in a few which I’m looking forward too then lots more writing and a catch up with a friend tomorrow. So it’s all mostly good stuff. But…

  • NaNoWriMo,  Uncategorized,  writing,  writing prompts

    >Stop! NaNo Time!

    >Yes it is indeed that most wonderful time of the year – NaNoWriMo. And just because the madness that is writing 50 thousand words in 30 days wasn’t enough for me this year I’m also one of the Municipal Liaisons for Oxfordshire. It’s going well so far although not as well or as fast as I’d hoped.  I’ve been very lacking in motivation for the past day or so which means I’ve not hit the goals I’d set for myself but I have hit and exceeded the standard day one and day two goals.  The goal is 1,667 words a day and I’m ending day two with 4,462 words meaning…