The process of writing #amwriting #writing

The Process of Writing

This wonderful quote really captures the essence and process of writing for me. I love that I don't know exactly where the story will take me when I start. I love that ideas just pop up as I am writing, and also when I am not. I love that some ideas are so good you just … Continue reading The process of writing #amwriting #writing

You are not defined by the things you own, except for your books #writing #books

you are not defined by the things you own, except your books

Once upon a time, I aspired to own a home where I could dedicate a room to a library. I imagined the walls filled with all the beautiful books I had collected over the years. I imagined it becoming a legacy. I imagined it as a window into my life and my book reading journey. I … Continue reading You are not defined by the things you own, except for your books #writing #books

Another year. What are you hoping to achieve in 2017? #amwriting

another year over

January 1st 2014 was a bit different to all my previous new years. I decided it was long overdue that I did something about my parked and buried writing dreams. I bought a journal, and I wrote stuff in it. I wrote down exactly what I wanted to achieve. And what I wanted to achieve was … Continue reading Another year. What are you hoping to achieve in 2017? #amwriting

Selecting a book cover…I’ve found something else to procrastinate about #amwriting

today-i-will-be-magnificent

Throughout the process of publishing a book I have had to navigate numerous stumbling blocks: the dreaded analysis paralysis, indecisiveness, and a great deal of procrastination. First there was the character names, and I have excelled at indecisiveness in this area. I am about to publish and I am still changing character names! I am even—at this … Continue reading Selecting a book cover…I’ve found something else to procrastinate about #amwriting

The writing apprenticeship #amwriting

blank book seeks writer

At the bottom of the article is a wonderful video, and well worth a watch for those who might be struggling to match their writing passion to their desired quality of work. There are a few takeaways, but amongst them, that it is Okay for it to take time between starting your writing journey and achieving that illusive … Continue reading The writing apprenticeship #amwriting

Writing and Mead – What else do you need? #amwriting

Writing and Mead

Last Monday I had just reached the 50% mark of my novel, and now, just under a week later, I have completed another 17k of my draft. I feel like I'm on the home straight, and making good progress towards my completion goal of around 100k by the end of April. My daily target was originally around 1600, but it's down … Continue reading Writing and Mead – What else do you need? #amwriting

Snow overdose – January 2016 in Sequoia and Yosemite National Parks

Fish Camp, just outside Yosemite National Park

I thought given all the snowy pictures everyone is putting up on internet that I would share some of our snowy pictures from the last few weeks when we were travelling to Sequoia and Yosemite national parks. Apparently, they had not had snow this bad in seven years and it unloaded just for our walking holiday! We … Continue reading Snow overdose – January 2016 in Sequoia and Yosemite National Parks