I Don’t Want to be Inspirational, I Just Want to be Me

 “There’s no tragedy for me” – Selma Blair Image from Imdb I read an article in the news last week. It was a piece about Sarah Michelle Gellar (Buffy) talking about her friend, actress Selma Blair. Back in October, Selma was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). The first thing I thought was ‘that’s what I’ve … Continue reading I Don’t Want to be Inspirational, I Just Want to be Me

Diary of an Author With Multiple Sclerosis – Feb 19

It’s been just over a month since my last update, but I’m trying really hard to keep updating as regularly as possible. Once a month seems about right for this series. So what’s been happening since last time (writing first)? Writing problems and solutions! Writing I’ve been writing reasonably seriously for about four or five … Continue reading Diary of an Author With Multiple Sclerosis – Feb 19

Diary of an Author with Multiple Sclerosis. Christmas Edition

So it’s been a while since I updated this diary. Quite a bit has happened in my life since the last update, some of it connected to writing, but mostly not. I’ll try and fit it in where I can below. Here’s what’s been happening, writing first: Writing I started October off by joining the … Continue reading Diary of an Author with Multiple Sclerosis. Christmas Edition

Diary of an Author with Multiple Sclerosis – October 2018

Been a bit of a hectic few weeks, as I've been having more work done on my downstairs extension, so the house is in a bit of a state! My Mac has only just come out to play! A lot to fit in today. As usual, writing first, health farther down. Writing Should I share … Continue reading Diary of an Author with Multiple Sclerosis – October 2018

Diary of an Author with Multiple Sclerosis – August 2018

The last few weeks have been incredibly challenging for me, both as a writer, and someone with a degenerative condition. If any of you follow this blog (and I know there are at least one or 2 of you – thanks mum!), you may have noticed a gap of several weeks’ worth of posts. Things … Continue reading Diary of an Author with Multiple Sclerosis – August 2018

The Extra Cost of Being Disabled

I am currently waiting for work to start on a new downstairs extension in my house which will give me a downstairs bedroom. This is going to cost somewhere in the region of £50,000, plus any unforseen extras. It put me in mind of a post I wrote a while ago about the 'hidden' extra costs … Continue reading The Extra Cost of Being Disabled

Spennyriver Dispatch – July 26th – Job Centre Sanctions Come Under Scrutiny

Spennyriver is a small town deep in the heart of the Midlands, UK. The Spennyriver Dispatch is the local paper bringing you all the local news, keeping you up to date with all the happenings in this strange town. It's like a regular town with regular people. Just weirder. Inside todays edition: Job Centre sanctions … Continue reading Spennyriver Dispatch – July 26th – Job Centre Sanctions Come Under Scrutiny

Diary of an author with Multiple Sclerosis – May 2018

I’ve decided that I will be doing these diary updates towards the beginning of each month, reflecting what’s gone on and what I’ve learned the previous month, making this the entry for May 2018. I have made several decisions this month, both about my writing and about my health. It remains to be seen how … Continue reading Diary of an author with Multiple Sclerosis – May 2018