I've hit the halfway mark in my current manuscript. The zero draft. The sh*tty first draft. The POS draft. Self doubt is a devil. I've taken a couple of days 'off' to rest and refill the well, which is necessary for me. But makes it harder to slip back into it. I saw Natasha Lester… Continue reading Keep going
The 'No Two Days in a Row' rule from this post isn't about doing the same thing each day or even every second day. It's about making progress. Sometimes that happens in small steps, sometimes in big leaps. But without consistency of effort, it doesn't happen at all. Consistency is key to a lot of… Continue reading Taking Small Steps
This weekend my husband and I celebrated our second wedding anniversary. It's been two years of love and adventure and supporting each other. We're excited for the next 50. We enjoyed the cotton theme by treating ourselves to a spa. The same spa package we enjoyed our first day as newlyweds at QT in Sydney.… Continue reading Our second wedding anniversary
How do you do life? I like to try lots of different things and see what sticks. The mantra 'No two days in a row' stuck from Steve Kamb's Nerd Fitness. It's one of the rules of myth busters or something like that. I tend to use it flexibly. It could be 'no two cheat… Continue reading No two days in a row
Yoga is an internal practice. The rest is just a circus.Words by Shri K. Pattabhi Jois I read these in a book today and they made me smile. The circus. I like that a lot. Doing my yoga and other exercises is all circus. The visible layer of fun and costumes that sits above the… Continue reading Just a circus
Do I have to choose? I don't think so. I think blogging gets my mind ticking and the words flowing, which makes the fiction writing easier. Time is always a tricky one. Obviously when I'm doing one, I can't be doing the other. But I think that by prioritising blogging, I prioritise writing and creativity.… Continue reading Blogging or writing fiction?
They say do something you're afraid of every day. This is one of those things for me. Writing this. Early mornings is another. If you meet me in person, you'll describe me as quietly spoken. I prefer to call myself a listener, which is mostly true, especially at work where it's essential. Close family know… Continue reading This is my ‘something I’m afraid of’
I'm grateful for a lot of things this week. I'm glad there is a lot because between devastating terrorist attacks, racist politicians, ongoing Brexit uncertainty and damaging hail storms, the news is pretty dark these days. This week I'm grateful that: I'm currently visiting my family in Adelaide. Spending time with my cousins and their… Continue reading Gratitude