Friday, 22 January 2021
There are some films I'll watch over and over again - 13 Going 30, You've Got Mail, Bridget Jones' Diary and Picture Perfect to name a few - and I'm the same when it comes to books.
What about you? Are there any books you read again and again?
Friday, 15 January 2021
Friday, 8 January 2021
After a little break over Christmas, it's time to dive back into my writing, and I've got quite a few projects planned to keep me busy during 2021.
1. Draft Two of Book 13
2. Draft two of Book 12
3. Publish A Beginner's Guide To Salad paperback
4. Plan Book 14
5. Take part in NanoWriMo 2021
So those are my main writing goals for 2021. I have smaller goals, such as writing a short story (or two) for my newsletter subscribers, and maybe squeezing in a bit of work on A Beginner's Guide Book 3, but the 5 listed are my main focus for the year.
(And I'm already exhausted just looking at the list.)
Thursday, 31 December 2020
2020 is coming to a close (hurrah!) so I thought I'd end the year on a high by looking back at all the lovely bookish things that have happened during the shittiest of years.
2020 started off with a re-read. As I stated in my first Instagram post of the year, I was in the mood for a really good rom com and as I'd already read The Best Thing That Never Happened To Me by Laura Tait & Jimmy Rice before, I knew it would deliver.
I love re-reading books and I'm going to start off 2020 with another read of Jane Green's Jemima J. It's been a few years since I read it (again) so I'm looking forward to rediscovering the story.
Do you re-read books? Which book are you planning to start the new year with?
I'd love to hear about your bookish year. Let us know what you've been reading and/or writing in the comments below :)
Wednesday, 30 December 2020
I know 2020 has been a big sack of shit, but there are some good things that happened. So I'm going back through the year and finding some gems that have happened to remind me of that before we say goodbye this crappy year.
1. The Big Garden Bird Watch
2. Back To The Future The Musical
3. Rock Painting
4. The Everything Changes But You Paperback
5. Baking Loaves
6. First Drafts
7. Baking Pupcakes
8. Flawed Crocheted Sausage Dogs
9. The Garden
10. The 12 Christmases of You & Me
11. Halloween at Home
12. Loki's Return
So those are 12 good things that happened to me during 2020, and it was nice looking back and being reminded that despite everything, there were still pockets of enjoyment.
What good things happened to you during 2020?
Monday, 21 December 2020
In my time-travel rom com, The 12 Christmases of You & Me, Maisie travels back in time to Christmases of her past, and we're going to travel back with her and find out what was happening during the years she goes back to.
2018 was the year the Christmas number one was a song about sausage rolls, comic book-inspired films dominated the big screen, and The Incredibles' sequel finally made it into the cinema.
Christmas Number One:
We Built This City... on Sausage Rolls (Ladbaby)
Big Chart Hits in the UK:
This is Me (Keala Settle & The Greatest Showman Ensemble)
Shotgun (George Ezra)
Perfect (Ed Sheeran)
These Days (Rudimental ft Jess Glynne, Macklemore & Dan Caplen)
Paradise (George Ezra)
One Kiss (Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa)
Feel it Still (Portugal. The Man)
Girls Like You (Maroon 5 ft Cardi B)
Leave a Light On (Tom Walker)
Youngblood (5 Seconds of Summer)
Highest Grossing Films:
Events, Music & TV:
The Lightning Seeds reach number one in the charts with 'Three Lions' for the fourth time
Two years ago, Maisie’s best friend walked out of her life and she hasn’t heard from him since. When she wakes up in 1994, she naturally assumes she’s dreaming. But when she finds herself in the past again the next night and her actions in the dream alter her present-day life, she begins to wonder if she’s somehow hopping back in time. And if she is time-travelling, can she save her friendship with Jonas?
When Maisie is forced to relive Christmases of the past, will she face up to her mistakes, or make them all over again?
The 12 Christmases of You & Me is a magical tale of friendship, first loves, and learning to live in the present.