Ahh... morning. The start of a new day - filled with promises of productivity, and a list as long as the path to the castle in the beginning of Labyrinth - waiting for your eager-self to breeze through. You bound up out of bed, stretch, smile and shine... And then there's reality. The good intentions are there; … Continue reading The Five Stages of Getting Out Of Bed
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?
How to REALLY overcome Writer's Block (you're doing it wrong). Yes - you really can take control.
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.
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
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?
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
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
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!