Pomodoros & growing a forest to avoid OCD

So, I've been absent from my blog this week. Its NaNoWriMo time and that means I am using every free second of the day to add to my word count (target 50,000 by end of November) rather than writing blog posts! So grab your favourite beverage, hot or cold and let's chat about writing, growing trees and OCD!

Living joyfully: Altschmerz…

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…

Am I actually prepping for NaNoWriMo?

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?

A plan is forming

Collections of things. Stuff - mental, emotional and physical. Don't you find that there is just too much of it? Why do we keep stuff? Big questions that I won't address here. But I want to share some stories about a particular pile of 'stuff' that I've kept for over 35 years. When I packed … Continue reading A plan is forming

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

On wish-ing and self-care

We are suffering from a severe drought - the dams that feed our small town are at dangerously low levels. In fact so many areas of South Africa are struggling, Cape Town is possibly the worst at the moment. So we have been wishing for rain (and my contribution for One Word Sunday: Wish). And this … Continue reading On wish-ing and self-care