Surely what I have to say has already been said?

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?

Anticipating: A writer’s workshop

This piece was written before I went to Dublin for the Hay House Writer's Workshop at the end of April 2019. Dublin looms. A Hay House writing workshop. For two days. With 150 other people. Yes, 150 other people. And world renowned speakers. When I booked it, I was excited about hearing these people speak. … Continue reading Anticipating: A writer’s workshop

Celebrating: One year of Morning Pages

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

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!

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