• Mental Health

    Where Do I Go From Here?

    If that wasn’t enough to get the Buffy song stuck in your head, here’s a gif I’m feeling Spike; enough, I’m done. I’ve not written fiction in three weeks. This isn’t particularly unusual and I’ve had dry spells before, but this feels different. As in I-don’t-even-want-to-write-fanfic different. Nothing is sparking my imagination. Not reading, not watching TV, not trawling Tumblr for my favourite ‘ships. There’s absolutely bugger all in my tank. Am I depressed? I don’t think so, though it can be hard to tell. But I’m embracing other creative outlets, especially crochet, where the ideas are coming thick and fast. So maybe I’m just done writing? Can I be…

  • Mental Health

    Mental Health | Why The Voice UK Speaks To Me

    If you’ve not seen it, The Voice UK is a talent show for singers. The premise is very simple, and very different from say The X Factor – the judges don’t face the stage during the performance. They can turn only if they like what they hear. The person singing can be male, female, trans, white, black, overweight, underweight, young, old, in a wheelchair, whatever. The judges have no idea until they turn around. The contestants are judged on ability alone. For me, being online is like being on The Voice, minus the terrifying performance anxiety. Until last year, I never took a selfie, because I hated how I looked…