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Hello again!

I said once before that I’m useless at coming up with titles and I think this just proves it. One day I will be able to think of one! Hopefully. So far it doesn’t look very likely!

Since my last post I’ve been a little busy, I suppose. I’ve pottered around mainly, writing things here and there (whether they’re of any quality is another matter of course!), played bass and guitar and had a few nice days sitting outside. I’ll do a little catch up as I’m sure you’re all interested in that! 😛

My writing for super-secret-writing has been a little slow, I’ve come to the end of things I’ve already written and am now faced with following my barely there plot outlines to try to create the next chapter (and maybe elongate existing chapters as they’re about 1,000 – 2,000 words a piece, oh dear!). It’ll be okay once I’ve decided properly on how I’m writing it, for example what tone I want to use. It started off all very descriptive and now that it’s got going it’s quite a bit different, but there we are! I also need to finish off a few short stories for the series I’m doing over on Lines for the Mind but I’m sure I’ll get to that eventually!

I mentioned that I’ve also been playing bass and guitar again! At the moment it isn’t hurting too much (my fingers have built back some strength) though it is putting strain on my neck, which is to be expected with hefty guitars. It’s coming along slowly, at some point I’d like lessons but for now I’m teaching myself the easier things. On bass so far I’ve learnt the main riffs to Love Cats by The Cure and Supremacy by Muse (to add to the additional main riffs of Black No. 1 by Type O Negative and Lucretia My Reflection by The Sisters of Mercy). With guitar, however, I’m trying to learn Backseat Serenade by All Time Low. I’ve tried learning it acoustically (thinking it’d be slightly easier) but my fingers don’t want to change chords at a particular time so I’ve given a go at learning it on electric guitar for now. An interesting way of doing it, but if it works then it’s worth it, eh? I do think my guitar skills may be limited to many intros of songs until I get lessons though, hehe.

As for days outside, it’s mainly been sat on the driveway while watching dad talk to the neighbours or sort his bike out. It’s quite enjoyable (though sitting on the tarmac for a long period of time is not recommended!) and being around people has helped improve my mood. Yesterday was especially nice as we had a trip out as a family at a vehicle show and then I spent the afternoon sat outside with dad, the neighbours and my family. All that socialising, while exhausting, was definitely needed. I think my social needs are satisfied for now (I feel like I’m a Sim) so hopefully that can stave off any bad moods for a few days.

Aside from that I’ve been listening to a lot of music to keep me distracted and for a bit of company. I’ve re-discovered All Time Low, Fall Out Boy and Muse so I’ve been catching up with their albums. By catching up I mean listening to the same 4 songs from each band because I’m scared I won’t like the rest, but there we are! I’ve been trying to catch up a lot with Muse, as I’m seeing them in a few weeks time at Download, how exciting!

With all that said I should probably go now! Next post I’ll try to get some pictures on here, I’ve been severely lacking in my previous posts!
See you soon,
Jess x

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