University Take Three …

I have just enrolled in the open College of the arts creative writing BA honours degree.

I am so excited to start and hopefully this will be the right degree course for me as it’s purely just creative writing with no history or literature involved.

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Photos and videos from my trip to Manchester to see Michael Bublé

That weekend, my dream came true… It has been worth the 12 year wait and pain. Plus, the new wheelchair was so comfortable the entire time. Yes I am in a lot of pain now but travelling via train is so easy in a wheelchair. I just need to make sure the hotel definitely has a hoist before I decide to travel again because, I am in agony!!

Cannot wait to see what ideas my consultant has for my arthritis treatment wise, I’m hanging on like an acrylic nail after a drag queen’s been in a cat fight. Counting down the hours till my next dose of morphine.

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A little note to the mother of the severely disabled little boy that was sitting next to me and Michael Bublé,

Your son and his vocalisations didn’t bother me at all nor did he getting up out of his wheelchair to dance and all them swinging his blanket round and resting his head on my shoulder,

Sing your son so happy watching Michael on stage was the best thing for me and I’m sorry you can see the whole show because he was tired but, I honestly think you are inspirational parent to go to great lengths to make your son happy. You were subjected to so many eyerolls and complaints From other concertgoers that it really made me angry

Surely your son should be able to experience a concert like everybody else despite his disability?

I thought it was amazing when you decided to share with me your story and how your son had never spoken a word until heard Michael sing 10 years ago. Thank you for sharing that moment with me, a complete stranger I thought it was amazing when you decided to share with me your story and how your son had never spoken a word until heard Michael sing 10 years ago. Thank you for sharing that moment with me, a complete stranger, The love and dedication to your son was obvious I just wish other people understood what you have to go through.

So Jacob’s mum, know that me and Michael Bublé will always be in your corner.

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A little note to my friend Robyn who I met on the train,

Sweetie, you’re doing an absolutely amazing job with your three boys and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise or how to parent. We need more people like you working in the NHS, people with kind heart you generally want to be there.

I hope you enjoy your time in Wales visiting your auntie and I hope we get to meet up soon. Just throw me a text whenever you want some adult conversation from somewhere near your own age.

Thank you for the book recommendations too.

The Month of May: My highlights

  • Going to see Michael Bublé this bank holiday weekend.
  • Lovely reviews for Carefree and Consequences
  • New Wheelchair.
  • Appointment to see my consultant in June
  • Coming past 2000 followers on Twitter.
  • Finally writing my first chapter of my second book
  • John Travolta’s new movie the Poison Rose coming out this month.
  • Ella Bleu Travolta joining Instagram.
  • Watching my husband, Zac Efron Blow me away with his performance in the Ted Bundy Film
  • What are your highlights for this month?
  • My top 10 writing tips

    1. Don’t just say your character eyes are blue try adding more descriptive colours such as cornflower blue – it adds more texture and helps the reader build a picture of them in their head.
    2. Think about your characters names examples if you name one of your characters names is Anastasia – it means she will rise again so it will insinuate that your character is born feisty and brave.
    3. Don’t overuse adverbs – it’s lazy writing.
    4. Don’t mix up your tenses – I tend to do this a lot and thank goodness my editor has a lot of patience and will correct all the time I’m wrong.
    5. Try and keep a writing journal you could write down things that inspire you such as; song lyrics or even something you see you when you’re out and about or something in a newspaper article or something in the story someone is telling you.
    6. We’re going to write back to basics here; remember that your story has to have a beginning middle and end. It’s always nice to start your story off in the middle of an action so that way the momentum of the book and storyline gets going so it’s not too slow.
    7. Set yourself writing limits don’t be silly; When it comes to writing my sensible limit is right 1500 words and no more. Otherwise I just start typing rubbish because I’m too tired.
    8. Take inspiration from your favourite authors, for example when I’m writing a comedic story I tend to read Sophie Kinsella or Jenny Colgan.
    9. Start your social media presence now. Join every writers group that you can on Facebook and on Twitter always look for the hashtagwritingcommunity and for people Who are doing the same as you and make friends because writing a novel is not easy on your own. (A computer class may help you grasp the basics if you’re more notepad and pen)
    10. Make sure you plan a basic plot and stick to it but otherwise have fun and let your imagination run wild!

    A simple trip to Asda: Red Milk, Red Button.

    Myself and my carer during my social hours today went over to the local supermarket so I can get my mum some milk. So after we picked up some milk, shower gel, two paperbacks, two lots of feminine products and some melon (and ten cookies, the five were for me and the rest were for the food bank.)

    So as we leisurely stroll home I decide I want to go and read in the garden for the afternoon whilst it’s so sunny… Nothing with me is ever simple. I was going down my ramp and it must’ve moved or something because I became wedged and stuck in my wheelchair.. we tried to pull and yank the wheelchair off the ramp and onto the concrete but it’s not having it. So, in the end, I had to press my lifeline and I never thought I’d say this but thank God for them! They managed to put the chair in the Manual Mode and shift it themselves.., I’ve never been so embarrassed in my bloody life I think I need to lay off the cookies and Cake.

    They took 20 minutes to come so if you think about it I did have an afternoon in the garden but wedged on the ramp with tea my pink flask. When they came I quickly scurried inside my cheeks red with embarrassment (thank God for the neighbours at work) and I started to read the rest of the afternoon but like me; I slept.

    What did I panic or cry when the ramp incident happened like I usually would have? No. As I’m going out now I can feel my anxiety lessening and soon hopefully I’ll be able to go on my own.

    I’m just proud of myself that I went to go with the flow and not panic I do not even ring my mum she was actually the first one to ring me this morning to see if I was okay as I was engrossed in the BBC drama years and years!

    Great news as well, my new wheelchair is coming Friday so I’m going to be the belle of the ball at the Bublé concert with my new wheels, take that crazy Dave!

    Sometimes you Gotta look at the funny of life

    Enjoy the sunshine everyone and stay safe. Warning: going to buy red top milk will cause you to become wedged on ramps!! (mind you will has the bloody thing for years I think it’s due a service at least the new one by now.