Holding life loosely and playfully - a new word from the Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows
The Hay House Writers workshop in Dublin at the end of April inspired and motivated me. As I hoped it would. You can read about my apprehensions here. Many things were said that I needed to hear to silence Mergatroid (she is my critical ego, my Inner Critic). The biggie being "surely what I have to … Continue reading Surely what I have to say has already been said?
The two young Jack Russell's stand with one leg bent, poised to run. Unblinking, their liquid brown eyes are fixed on the well-chewed ball in my hand. I throw it and they bolt after it milliseconds after it leaves my hand. Scarlet (the female with wiry fur and red ears) skids through the grass, scattering … Continue reading Scout & Scarlet
finding delight in a family embroidery
This year I am stepping up my challenge to read 50 books, especially as I will not be working for at least 3 months from February to April!
It's my annual December holiday. A wall of heat exits outside the house - it's 34℃ today. I'm lounging in a cool spot and drinking ice tea. A smidgen of creativity nudges me in the heat. Hey, how about a Six-word story? Great idea! I haven't done any for a while. Then I remembered the Saturday … Continue reading Two for Six Word Saturday
8th December 2017 So emotional. Last night I literally cried myself to sleep. I am struggling to cope with the prospect of T being gone from my house. He will leave a massive hole and I will be left alone. I will be alone. I am grieving, I think. I cannot begin to understand how … Continue reading Celebrating: One year of Morning Pages
NaNoWriMo 2018 - done and dusted A winner!
I'm trying to live joyfully But today that is overshadowed by a little voice inside my head You know the one... As I prepare for a month of writing with NaNoWriMo, altschmerz arises in me, if that's how John Koenig intended the word to be used. But I'm sure he won't mind how I use it. Back … Continue reading Living joyfully: Altschmerz…
Yes, I am! As NaNoWriMo starts next week, I was thinking that maybe I should put the word out on WordPress that I am doing NaNoWriMo again this year. I've seen that there are loads of other bloggers doing it too! On the NaNoWriMo site, October has been designated as "Preptober", a time to get … Continue reading Am I actually prepping for NaNoWriMo?