Do You Rule Your Habits or Do They Rule You? – National Novel Writing Month

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.

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

on keeping a travel journal

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.

If we were having coffee… (1)

... 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.

Morning pages: Windshield wipers

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.

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