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 … More 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 … More 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 – … More 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 … More 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 … More 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 … More 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 … More It’s time to write