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#39 Develop an addiction to candy crush saga

I have always, generally speaking, avoided video games. The reason for this is that once I start playing I usually can’t stop. During my wife’s recent stay in hospital, she passed quite a lot of the time playing candy crush … Continue reading

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#30 & #31 Get ill and try to download Pokemon Go

No matter how much you want to write there will inevitably be days when you just don’t feel up to it. Going on holiday seems to have had the unfortunate downside of giving me the opportunity of picking up a … Continue reading

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#28 go on holiday

For aspiring writers, the holiday is often the time when they take a break from their day to day job and spend some time writing. For me, the holiday is an excellent opportunity for writing avoidance.  This year I have … Continue reading

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#26 Watch the European Championships

There’s never been a better excuse for avoiding a bit of writing than watchIng a major football tournament. Attending the competition in perso is obviously the best option, hanging out in bars with other supporters enjoying the atmosphere of the … Continue reading

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#23 Re-write the first five chapters and send them to another agent

The feedback I received from the first agent was very positive and specific enough for me to make some changes to the first five chapters including the addition of new chapters which revealed the backstory of the protagonist I more … Continue reading

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#22 Get the first rejection letter

Yippee,  I’ve got my first rejection letter. No really, this is a landmark. It means that I’ve actually written a novel sent it to an agent, someone has read the first five chapters, synopsis and cover letter and taken the … Continue reading

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#20 Take to the streets in protest

About three million Brazilians reportedly took to the streets today to protest against the government and corruption. Today I was looking after my daughter so I didn’t go in person but last year the protest I attended not only provided … Continue reading

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