01.07.15

July 1, 2015 § Leave a comment

He told me happiness is an illusion,

he held the universe in his eyes –

grey-gold windows to the world.

but I felt it deep inside,

a flutter of joy in my heart –

a quiet spark, whispered secret.

He said, “happiness is an illusion,”

sighed it out like a burden

he couldn’t get rid of.

7.6.15

June 11, 2015 § Leave a comment

I’ll remember this –

a roaming winter night,

the cold nibbling our toes

until we were gone,

lapsed into a dream –

oh, it was so real,

the fireside by our bodies,

the touch of your lips,

linger of your feel.

Swaying, as if to the night,

as if to the pull of the moon,

our silence was music enough,

the feel of your beating heart

against my ears – the bass.

I wanted to whisper to you

this poem – these words –

but you already knew.

We were floating,

we were flying.

And it was a cold winter’s night –

it was a dream.

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I’ve been practicing poetry to prepare for the marathon on Saturday. Nothing great. Mostly small tidbits here and there. This was something I wrote last Sunday.

Poetry Marathon?

June 10, 2015 § Leave a comment

Hey everyone. I know I’ve been inactive for a very, very long time now, but due to trying to complete my masters and do well, I’ve been pretty tied up and have had little to no time for blogging. I do hope to come back to it sometime in the recent future. I just wanted post a quick update to say that I will be participating the 12 Hour Poetry Marathon this Saturday. I haven’t been writing any poetry at all for a while now, due to how busy I’ve been, so I figured it would be a good opportunity to get back into it. For those of you interested in the marathon (there’s a 24 hour one as well!), just follow this link for more info. Also feel free to check out my poems on Saturday, as I write and post them. If any of you are participating already, or decide to participate, best of luck! Can’t wait to read all the poems to come!

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2015 Reading Challenge

December 14, 2014 § Leave a comment

Hey guys, so I found this post over on tumblr today:

2015It seems like a nice change from the usual 50 books a year I tend to do over on goodreads. It’s interesting and offers a lot of variety so I think I may try this for 2015. Though I’m a bit behind on my 2014 challenge, hopefully after my holidays start up and I’m back home in Ireland, I’ll be able to get through the last couple of books and reach 50 before the new year’s!

If any of you guys want to try this out as well, let me know! And if you have any suggestions for what kind of books to read for any of them, pop them in the comments section!

What to do with that novel….

December 5, 2014 § Leave a comment

Hey everyone! We’re well into the post-NaNo week. I hope you have all celebrated abundantly – whether your reached 50k, 5k or 100k (It really doesn’t matter, you wrote something)!

The problem I have post-NaNo is often motivating myself to work on my novel after November. Obviously, NaNo really helps to get you into the habit of writing daily, and writing often and the best thing would be to just continue that habit. Even if you’re not writing as much as 1,667 words a day, it’s good to even write something like 800 words a day. Producing work daily is just a good habit for your writing, and it really helps you improve. Unfortunately for me, my December is always super hectic. Take this year, for example. I have dissertation proposal for my MA due in less than two weeks, and a presentation on my dissertation topic in even less time than that. I also have two essays to plan out and discuss with my professors and a lot of reading to catch up on. So naturally it is difficult for me to work on my novel on a regular basis when I have so much work to undertake.

This means that I often end up with novels that are unfinished, that I just haven’t gotten back to yet. I end up with novels that I just haven’t edited. And I end up kind of unhappy because I know a lot of my work has potential, if only I could motivate myself for work on it. So is there anything you guys do to motivate yourself to work on your NaNo novel and finish it/polish it up?

In the past, I have created music playlists that are particular to a novel and going back to listen to them have given me the inspiration to come back to them.

I’ve also used the website 750 words to get myself into a daily routine of writing.

But that’s about the extent of it. Do you guys face any similar predicaments with your writing? And if so, what do you do to motivate yourself?

Winner!

November 29, 2014 § Leave a comment

Hey everyone, so I hit the 50k mark today for my NaNoWriMo novel. Hooray! Time for some celebrations – but not for too long because the novel is yet to be finished. I think another 20k or so should do it, hopefully! I want to wish congratulations to all of you who have also hit the 50k mark and a good luck to anyone who is still going strong! Whether you hit the 50k mark or not, the important thing is that you have written something this month, any number of words is better than none! Winner-2014-Twitter-Profile

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