As I sit here in Sorrento being distracted by beautiful people,wearing beautiful clothes and speaking a beautifully language I thought it may be helpful to move away from the many distractions and pass on my top 3 tips of what works for me. What do you do when there are still 60,000 words to go and you need to focus ( today being a case in point)? These may seem over simplistic or to some just plain foolish but hey they work for me. If you try them and they work for you wonderful, let me know and we can feel smug together! Continue reading “3 Top Tips”
I have the pleasure of a day. A day where I can choose to do whatever I want to do. I want to write, I never seem to have time to write, but today is the day I can spend my day thrashing out the plot for my second book. This is how my day goes:
I walk the dog
I make a coffee
I look out of the window
I switch on the computer ( yea progress)
I make more coffee
I put some washing on
I read my emails
I pay some bills
I have some lunch
I hang the washing out
I walk the dog – again!
I bake a cake
I have more coffee ( & cake..)
I sit at my computer
I tidy my desk
I look out of the window
I have run out time……
I am afflicted. I seem to have developed the art of procrastination. My biggest problem is myself. I have written precisely 117 words. At this rate my second novel will be ready in about 5 years! Whilst doing some important research (?) on Youtube I found this…. it sums up my day perfectly….
So lovely people it’s competition time. Up for grabs are 2 signed copies of my book ‘All Tomorrow’s Parties’. All you have to do is answer the following two questions:
1. What company does Laine Marshall work for?
2. Which countries is the book set in?
Please send your answers and your address via email with the heading Competition to:
Closing date 31st October.
Winners will be chosen at random from the correct entries received and notified after the closing date.
All Tomorrow’s Parties by Nicole Fitton
So today is a day off, well I say a day off. Its a day to catch up on all the things I’ve tried and failed to fit into the last four days.This has resulted in a backlog of ‘stuff’ that needs to be actioned. Where does this ‘stuff’ come from? And why on earth is there always so much of it when all I want to do is write! Today’s stuff consists of calling people about stuff, sorting out stuff, paying stuff,getting rid of stuff and cleaning stuff. Who knew ‘stuff’ would play such an important part in today’s theatre of life. Once I’ve finished with my stuff, I shall hopefully get some time to write! Watch out for a fab competition that will be coming up in the next few days. A chance to win a signed copy of my book. Until then back to doing stuff!
Ah the 1980s… when times were good and drinks were cheap. How many of us still listen to the same music we listened to in the 80s and still find something to sing about? Admittedly there was a lot seriously wrong and I mean seriously wrong with this decade but most of the music is as vibrant today as it ever was. I listened this afternoon to a Talk Talk album and remembered how great their song Today was. It has taken up residence in my head and is now refusing to leave. So dear readers I encourage you, if there is an old song that will spice up your life go and drag it from the itunes store kicking and screaming and give it a listen. You’ll be surprised at how happy it makes you feel!
Well hello there. Welcome to the world according to Nicole Fitton. I am an author and freelance writer. My first book ‘All Tomorrows Parties’ has just been published on Amazon.
My blog will be full of completely random moments about my writing journeys that either tickle me or really get my goat. Either way my aim is to make my ramblings entertaining. So dear reader if you want to add a little sunshine into an otherwise grey day then please feel free to keep checking back or following me or listing me or whatever they call it these days.Enjoyment is the name of the game, nothing too highbrow!
I see an horizon full of fun times oh and marshmallows…. lots and lots of marshmallows…..