Happy 2020 to you all! I learnt an important lesson last year about New Year's Resolutions. It's a conclusion that I've heard a lot of people come to - simply put: don't make them, then you won't disappoint yourself. I agree to a certain extent, but with a slight difference. I think it's important to… Continue reading Time for Resolutions Again?
The challenge continues but I've hit a roadblock already as I find myself struggling to believe I can write anything worthwhile and therefore not writing at all. After some success with writing over the last two years – finding a rhythm, managing to produce short pieces that people enjoyed, even getting them published on platforms… Continue reading The Fiction Cafe Writers 30 Day Challenge: A Brave Post
After a long (and tough) break from writing, I'm returning with a writing challenge! It is September after all, a time for new beginnings and my favourite time of year. Tomorrow also officially marks the end of the school holidays (resounding cheer?!) and my chance to return to a little guilt free writing time -… Continue reading The Fiction Cafe Writers 30 Day Challenge (Day One)
I turned 40 this week and I was feeling very positive about it, although I have been much less so about my writing. After a year and a half of building confidence and having the words and ideas flow quite freely, I've been in a drought for while, probably 6 months of a drought. A… Continue reading Hello Forty, Goodbye Writer’s Block
Does anyone else ever get a flood of love/joy/beauty through their heart every now and then? Well, I say every now and then, but it isn't a random thing. It happens with a thought, and just lately it's been happening such a lot that I'm finally paying attention to it. I'll be driving along in my… Continue reading A Happy Heart
Perhaps a New Year's resolution of mine should be: to be more punctual. Lateness, or 'arriving exactly on time and no earlier with unbrushed hair and a slightly harassed air', is part of my very being. My punctual friends are not keen on this, but then lucky for me most of my friends agree that… Continue reading That Time of Year
I am very excited to be embarking on a new adventure into writing and hope that this blog will help to pull it all together. Here I will write. I'll write short stories. I'll write flash fiction and perhaps a book review or two as well. I have a passion for picture books. Fifteen years… Continue reading It’s time to write