Winter is coming

I’m not talking about Game of Thrones. I’m not about to launch into a Jon Snow epic. In fact, I might be the only person I know who …

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But I digress.

It’s been a little quiet in the dust lounge. Veritably dusty, no less. Apologies, the world has been mostly full of distractions (including attempts to buy a house – turns out people are right when they say it’s one of the most stressful things you can do). But I’m still here, and now I’m getting excited because winter is coming.

I’m talking proper winter.

The time when frost eats at the edges of the day. Steaming breath turns us into the world’s most disappointing dragons. Leaves turn the ground into a rustling playground.

And of course there’s Halloween, bonfire night, Christmas markets, long evenings under a duvet on the sofa, toffee apples (yuk), pumpkin soup (yum), the smell of bonfires and hotdogs, baggy jumpers and thick tights.

Even the Beast wants more cuddles (although I’m under no illusion – she doesn’t love me, she just loves my heat).

Winter is the best time of year.

On top of that November brings with it the promise of Nanowrimo, and this year I might even try and get on that writerly freight train. Not to write a masterpiece, but to get some words out of my fuzzy brain coils and onto that digital paper – maybe even into proper sentences, then chapters, then the sloppy birth of a rough draft.

So the question is; do you Nanowrimo? And if you do, how do you do it? How do you fit it in? How much coffee does it take?

*Runs off to kick some leaves*

*Giggles hysterically*

*Checks boots in case of hidden dog poo incident*

Grind Spark – out now

Longlisted for the Bath Novel Award 2014, Grind spark is a near-future dystopian novel about growing up in the years leading up to the end of the world. It’s about pretending to be the perfect family. It’s about whether you want to survive. Treat your eye portals. Pick up your copy here.

  2 comments for “Winter is coming

  1. Jane
    October 14, 2015 at 9:34 pm

    Check boots in case birds have been eating blackberries again… (Very sad hall carpet).

    • October 14, 2015 at 9:46 pm

      Aw no- maybe just pretend it’s a new pattern? ;)

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