I Don’t Want A 5 Month Break!

As you all know, I’ve just finished my second year of university *sobs quietly*. But I now find myself with five months(?!) off of university, and bar a few visits home to Dartford (which mostly involves sitting in The Stage Door where I live), and two-days-a-week-work: I don’t have a lot to do!

My new book: 52 Writing Prompts: One For Every Week of The Year (co-written with Lara Rye) comes out today! Meaning that’s one project to cross of the list… You can click here to like her Facebook page.

July 1st 2014 is the day “Searching For Katherine” comes out, so that’s something.

However, July 1st is also the day I move in with Shelby, so that’s going to be an interesting deadline… I’m not/am looking forward to moving.


  • I have to move
  • I won’t see Lara for ages
  • It’s an extra ten minutes away from university
  • It means I have to move loads of stuff back home because my room is smaller in the new house


  • I’m moving in with Shelby
  • I get to organise a new room
  • I get to move (I hate staying in one place)
  • there’s live TV ( I miss live TV)

After that, my friends and I are planning an Apocalypse fiction collection (release date TBA)

The one good thing about this huge break is that I have loads of time to read! I’ve recently bought and attained about thirty new books that I need to read (as well as the ones I’ve had for months and haven’t even opened.)

It will also give me the chance to work on my new pen name (Melody Carter), and hopefully get her first book out!

Melody Carter Facebook

Melody Carter WordPress

Maybe this five month break will be exactly what I need: sun, writing and words!

What do you think I should be working on this summer? Let me know in the comments, or Tweet me @melissaholden94


Catch up: What I did in Dartford!

As you know, I went to Dartford after my sister’s visit on Tuesday. Here’s what I got up to on my visit!

On my first night, I went to Mom’s crib presentation night (basically, it’s a card game). It was in support of Cancer research UK so they did a raffle – I lost. But I did get to catch up with some old friends!

Raffle tickets

Random selfie from Day 2!


My Mom is a big kid, so I bought her some Tigger slippers in Primark (they were on sale!). And ages ago I bought her this Eeyore

Mom's Tigger Slippers Disney mugs

I went to see my brother, Dan for some beer and pizza! It was so yummy and it was great to catch up with him!



On Day 3, I went to Bluewater with an old friend from school. We had a laugh, but shopping gets a bit dull when you have nothing specific to buy so I ended up in the Disney store and HMV.  Then I went home to watch Disney movies with my Mom (actually, I watched movies – she was asleep.)

Oh, I found Hubba Bubba in the corner shop –  I couldn’t resist!bubblegum

Selfie on the train home! I look so miserable.

Me on the train

We all know I’m a bit of a shopaholic, so what did I buy?

Muppets bag Animal Mug Mickey mouse cupme in my crazy colourful outfitFloral Playsuit Lipstick print dressDVDs Monster Munch  nail varnish

Well that’s pretty much it, guys! Sorry it’s all images, but I love taking photos.