Well, NaNoWriMo is just around the corner and I'm nervous and excited in equal measure! Last year was my first "NaNoWriMo" and I achieved the 50,000-word target. This year I will be doing things differently.
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
Reflections on my first effort in Travel Journalling. Will I do it again?
With only have between 7300 and 7000 days (if I live to 70 or 75!) left to have adventures, I really want to experience my travels with awareness and joy - not just see them as a list of places to be ticked off. I am making a promise to myself, this time it will be different. I will keep a traveler's journal.
Last week I was inspired by writing a post to share updates "like catching up with an old friend over a cup of coffee". Here's my second go at it.
... I'd order a cappuccino and tell you where the idea came from. I'm doing the WordPress Everyday Inspiration course and day 11 is about sharing updates "like catching up with an old friend over a cup of coffee". Just the most perfect idea! A quick read of some of the bloggers who regularly post under the tag "weekendcoffeeshare" and I was inspired to have a go myself.
Finding inspiration in words - why I write.
I started writing Morning Pages (Julia Cameron) on the 8th December last year, and have written almost every morning since. I started the week before my only son left my home for his own student digs at university, and I really believe they have helped me cope with the loss of his reduced presence in my life.
I want to write. The words on the fridge are the closest I get to creative. My writing mojo seems to have gone on vacation. Without asking me for permission. How inconsiderate.
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