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What do you see when you look in the mirror?

How often do you reflect on your life, where you have been, and where you are going? We like to set ourselves goals, but then feel like a failure when we don’t achieve or stick to them. Have you ever asked yourself why you didn’t achieve something you’ve always wanted to do? From a dream… Continue reading What do you see when you look in the mirror?

Business · Successes and Failures · Virtual Ink Pad · Writing · Writing services

Be happy. Find your content.

Who doesn’t love a good play on words? This blog post title is my new tagline – for my writing services – launched just last week. Now that smallest person is sleeping through the night (hurrah!) I’ve got SO much more energy and am coming back with a big, hearty bounce. I’m starting with the… Continue reading Be happy. Find your content.

Successes and Failures · Writing

The big R: A writer’s worst enemy… and best friend

I received my second (novel) rejection earlier this week, and it felt like I’d been steamrollered. I have come to realise that a rejection can easily be likened to the five stages of a bereavement or break-up. Because, like it or not, you will go through them. And as this blog is about my writing… Continue reading The big R: A writer’s worst enemy… and best friend

NaNoWriMo · Successes and Failures · Writing

Has it really been a year?

A year has passed since I gave notice to leave my safe, full-time, permanent position as a customer service executive, to concentrate on bringing up my young daughter and focus on building my writing career. This morning, I’ve been looking back on what’s passed in this last year as I head towards the end of… Continue reading Has it really been a year?

Successes and Failures

‘The guard cat’ – Cat World Magazine issue # 419

This week was a happy milestone for me as I had an article accepted and published in February’s issue of Catworld. Entitled ‘The guard cat’, the piece tells the story of my feline friend who was my own personal guard cat and loyal companion during my journey to beat Hodgkins Lymphoma. Poppy was always by… Continue reading ‘The guard cat’ – Cat World Magazine issue # 419

NaNoWriMo · Successes and Failures

I have officially joined the reject pile

Remember in October when I said I’d sent a submission off to a publisher? Well, I had my first official rejection letter on Wednesday. It was in electronic format, for which I was quite grateful, as the email came through while I was out for a leisurely walk to our local farm shop in search… Continue reading I have officially joined the reject pile

NaNoWriMo · Successes and Failures

I have joined the NaNoWriMo winner’s circle!

It’s official, I have actually crossed the finish line and completed my 50,000 word NaNoWriMo novel within 30 days. For those of you who want to know how I did it; not only have I been writing furiously alongside #NaNoWordSprints on Twitter, snatching sessions when I can, I’ve even taken to writing on my smart phone… Continue reading I have joined the NaNoWriMo winner’s circle!