• 2018,  C-A-B,  Crochet,  Decopatch,  musicals,  NaNo,  NaNoWriMo,  writing

    Random Bullet Points of Life

    For the little things in life worth recording but possibly not worth a full entry I usually tell people that if an entry appears on my blog before about 9:30 it’s because I wrote it in advance and scheduled it.  But it’s 08:42 and I’m actually writing this live so to say.  I’m waiting for carer, it’s been put back to just after 9 today. Lately I have not been reading.  I did just start an audiobook which I like (Where Love Lies by Julie Cohen which I got from the e-library). And I must finish my library ebook this morning as the time on it runs out just after…

  • 2018,  creative writing class,  fiction,  NaNo,  writing

    A Few Writing Thoughts

    Since the end of September I’ve been going to a weekly writers group most weeks. It’s been good for me to have the space each week which is given over to writing and makes me focus on actually writing rather than thinking about it and talking about it.  It’s also very inspiring to hear others talk about what they’re writing. Sometimes I struggle to find things to fill the time with and others I struggle to concentrate for the whole time (it’s 2 hours split into two 45 minute writing sessions and coffee breaks).  Sometimes I end up googling things I want to know about for my writing and others…

  • 2015,  A to Z blogging challenge,  friends,  NaNo,  nano group,  NaNoWriMo,  Uncategorized

    N is for…

    N is for NaNoWriMo For those not in the know NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month.  It’s a yearly challenge that takes place every November to write 50K words in those thirty days.  I’ve done it several times since 2004.  I’ve won a few times but I’m lost many more.  Only not really because every word written is a win if you think about it. NaNo has been great for me because it got me writing properly.  My first ever long piece of writing was a NaNo project, specifically a very bad Harry Potter fanfiction which before anyone asks was never posted in it’s entireity online.  I think I’d…

  • 2013,  achievements,  friends,  NaNo,  nano group,  NaNoWriMo,  Uncategorized,  writing

    The End of NaNo

    So it’s the end of November and Nanowrimo ends at midnight. I’m a nano winner in that I’ve written over 50,000 words this month. I’ve not written a book. I’ve not even written anything vaguely like a first draft of a book. Some of my friends are talking about submitting for publication pretty much straight away. They are either much better writers than I am or totally insane. Or both. What I’ve written is a mess. It’s a variety of scenes from the idea I had. Some I planned and some I didn’t. Some work and some make me cringe just to think of them. I suspect when I look…

  • 2013,  anaemia,  crafts,  creative writing class,  NaNo,  NaNoWriMo,  photos,  powerchair,  Quickie Salsa,  Uncategorized,  writing

    Random Bullet Points of Life

    ♥ I got my powerchair back yesterday and I took it out for a very long wander around this afternoon. I came back cold but with the cobwebs well and truly blown away and feeling happier. (An Instagram I took as proof I went out and because I thought it looked nice. Road, trees, sky, cars going past and the power station in the distance) ♥ I can’t remember if I posted here that I was going to take the creative writing class again. It was going to be a five week class with the same tutor I had before. The first one was last week but the rest have…

  • cold,  NaNo,  Uncategorized,  writing

    >Why Deciding to Blog Daily is a Bad Idea if You’re Me!

    >I originally planned to blog everyday this month.  I am officially never going to make that plan again.  It was something I intended to do in September and then I stared the month off with a cold that ended up on my chest.  No month of daily blogging for me! And then I decided to do the same this month. Tuesday I had a bit of a sore throat but nothing major.  My Dad’s had a bad cold so I was a bit concerned I was getting one but didn’t worry about it too much.  Went into Reading for the day and bought the yarn for my Mum’s Christmas present.…

  • NaNo,  Uncategorized

    >Stop! NaNo Time!

    >I’m doing NaNoWriMo again!  I love November especially because it has NaNo.  It really makes me write and do it in a way that I rarely manage at other times of the year. Today hasn’t been a great first day of NaNo I must say.  I like to end day 1 with a decent sized cushion of words.  And today I’ve written 1748 words.  Which is less than 100 words of cushion.  I’ll definitely take it because I need to go to bed after Masterchef (have a sore throat, feel a bit off) but would like a bigger one.  I have big goals for this year and at this level…

  • memes,  NaNo,  Uncategorized,  writing

    >NaNo Stats!

    >wordcount widgets [description: It’s a widget that shows how long until NaNo ends in my time zone, how much I’ve written, and how much I have left to write. It also shows how many words per day I’ve averaged and the estimated date I would finish at that rate (currently Jan 13th as of 11pm 09/11) and the remaining amount of words I must do each day to finish by the end of November. It updates every time I update my profile on the NaNo site.] And just for coolness factor, the widget is hosted on neilgaiman.com!!! All content copyright Emma Crees, 2006 – 2012 unless otherwise stated http://writerinawheelchair.blogspot.com

  • Losin' It,  nablopomo,  NaNo,  Uncategorized,  writing

    >Writing and Weight and Fireworks

    >The good thing about doing both NaBloPoMo AND NaNoWriMo is that on days when I don’t really have any inspiration for my blog entry I just simply tell you what my NaNo word count is and witter on about that for a while. I have 3580 words for NaNo so far, I’ve set up three characters and mentioned a third and fourth. Other than that not much has happened other that a shit load of padding it out. Still, that;s half the fun. And I suddenly like what I’ve written this afternoon which is always good. I am slightly ahead of the curve at the moment but I haven’t written…

  • awareness,  comedy,  current affairs,  I want to change the world,  nablopomo,  NaNo,  Uncategorized

    >Canvas Bags – Tim Minchin

    > Take your canvas bagsWhen you goTo the supermarketWhy use plastic bags when you knowYou know the world can’t take it Take your canvas bagsWhen you goTo the supermarket market marketDon’t you use those plastic onesNo, no, noDon’t you know that you’ll feel better for it Take your canvas bagsTake your canvas bagsTake your canvas bagsTo the supermarket Just think about the worldAnd how the world would be fantasticIf we got rid of all the plasticWe just need to get enthusiasticStart a competition gymnasticOr a bag making comp at your schoolFuck it, make it interscholasticCanvas is for everyoneWhether you be rebellious and iconoclasticOr conservative or ecclesiasticI don’t care if you’re…