Find your balance

Yesterday I went to work feeling tearful and sad. Before I left for work, I'd heard bad news from people close to me about serious illness and family issues. Sitting down at my work computer, I 'paged' through my WordPress reader. It wasn't just the title of Jenny's post Things to do when everything is crap that caught … Continue reading Find your balance

NaNoWriMo and absence

I have been absent from my blog. Three months ago I started a 100 day writing challenge. When I started I came up with a bunch of excuses, self-imposed obstacles. Over-thinking it, as usual. I get caught up in the technicalities of writing a good story when I should just write When I think about writing … Continue reading NaNoWriMo and absence

Anticipation: an every day delight!

I love this extract from one of Gretchen Rubin's blog posts in 2007 about anticipation (and one of her more recent posts). "Pleasant anticipation is an important source of happiness; having something to look forward to makes you “feel good” and may also give an “atmosphere of growth” to your life, because the future seems bright. … Continue reading Anticipation: an every day delight!

Frame the future in blue

You have to be in it to win it!

I felt like a fraud

I felt like a fraud. Who was I to think that I could write a novel when I hadn't even studied English beyond school?

Share your world: three wishes

This week's musings on the Share Your World prompts from Cee's blog. I went to town on the three wishes!

Venturing into “Share your world”

I came across Cee's "Share Your World" challenge this week - I cannot believe I haven't found it before. So I shall give it a go.

Wondering how, why and at…

(noun) a feeling of surprise mingled with admiration, caused by something beautiful, unexpected, unfamiliar, or inexplicable (verb) feel admiration and amazement; marvel In the past, I have written about wonder in connection with saving our planet - a big ask, I know! But how can we inspire our generation of technological children to appreciate the wonder of … Continue reading Wondering how, why and at…

Wabbing

"WAB" / "WABBING" (noun) Work Avoidance Behaviour, or as I'm calling it now, "Writing Avoidance Behaviour" (verb) behaviour that avoids work, or in this case writing!

September change: 100 days of writing

Should I do another 100-day challenge? For the last two Septembers, I’ve begun similar challenges, linking my photo project with blog writing and focussing on a 100 Happy Days challenge. As my birthday month, I’ve come to realise that September is always a time of change for me - I often start new things like new journals and new projects, look for new homes and move house and in September.