the deep dark archives

Natalie James

I'm an air force wife. I've been with my husband since 2006 and married since 2009. He's been in the air force since 2002, so it's all I've known. Whilst we've been together he's been to Iraq and Afghanistan. I'm writing a fictional book on the trials and tribulations of being an air force girlfriend. One day I’m hoping I’ll get it published...one day.
Natalie James has written 16 posts for The One Always Left Behind

Moving on…

I’ve decided to move on in  my writing and, for now, I’ve left the chick lit genre behind.  I don’t think it will ever leave me as it’s a genre I love to read it so much, but I couldn’t ignore the burning medical thriller that was brewing inside me. If you wish to continue … Continue reading

Mordor Tours Anyone?

Originally posted on NOMAD Novelist Writers Group:
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Mapping my mind…

Following on from my post about stationary I’m about to dive head first into the world of plotting.  I’m not a big plotter I’ve always been a ‘seat of you pants’ writer, but seeing as I keep getting stuck something must change.  I always resolve to change my methods but never do, so time for … Continue reading

The downfall of technology…

I count myself as a modern girl.  I’m typing this from my lovely new-ish mac book pro, my house holds every modern console on the market (mainly due to a gadget obsessed hub), I have a 3d TV (that we hardly ever use the 3D function on), blu-ray player, surround sound, a coffee machine, and … Continue reading

Missing: Mojo – if found please return.

I’ve lost my mojo. For writing, for my day job, for home, for everything.  I feel lost.  That’s not a word I use lightly.  In fact it took me several minutes to choose that word. My writing has ceased, again.  I plan to enter the Novelicious Undiscovered 2012 competition (http://www.novelicious.com/noveliciousundiscovered2012.html), so at this moment in … Continue reading

Writing, writing, writing…

Yep you’ve read it correctly I’ve got the writing bug again.  I’m in a not sleeping phase; I have them often and I think it’s a lot to do with working shifts, but I seem to be writing with this one which is fabulous news!  I’m not sure whether it’s to do with a new … Continue reading

Hop, skip and jump…

  Going back to my previous blog on the sticky middle; I’ve decided to hop, skip and jump the point I’m stuck on.  My work in progress, CB&S, now has ITALY written across in size 46 font.  I’m thinking if I can’t write then it probably doesn’t need to exist, but I know in the … Continue reading

The awkward truth…

Here’s the awkward truth about being a military wife, it’s lonely.  Of course in the literal sense I am alone, but in the subtle ways which you take for granted. No hugs, no kisses, no cuddling up to someone in bed or the sofa, obviously no sex, no playful fighting, no one to warm my … Continue reading

Two weeks down, too many to go…

I know this blog has focused more on the deployment recently than my writing, but I promise in the new year I’ll share the focus more evenly. It’s been two weeks tomorrow since he’s been gone.  We’ve spoke a few times and I got a beautiful Christmas present from Tiffany & Co (I wouldn’t have … Continue reading

Alone again…

Last night I watched as my hub went through check in and disappeared for at least four months. If you’ve read my previous blogs you’ll know this isn’t the first tour we’ve been through.  There has been Iraq, Afghanistan and he was on a short trip to Germany (one week); when he was re-directed to Italy … Continue reading