Writing away from the desk
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?
Dear Margaret Atwood, You are one of my favourite authors of all time. I was introduced to you through Oryx and Crake by my teacher in my second to last year of school. It was the first time I'd heard of Speculative Fiction, and the start of a love affair with the genre that grips me… Continue reading Dear Margaret Atwood
Writers write. That's what they say. They don't say that writers write well every time they sit down to write. Just that they write. I'm torn between two scenarios: One, believing that the Muse can go hang. That I sit down daily to write without her. Maybe she'll show up once I begin, maybe she… Continue reading The Muse can go hang
In early January, I wrote a post about my writing goals. Here is my half-yearly update 🙂 1) Finish the damn book. Nope... not quite there yet. But, I have finished the zero draft, a blurb, and a synopsis. I am now working on the first draft. 2) Entering Short Story Competitions. I did it!… Continue reading Writing Goals 2018: Update
I'm taking a leaf out of Al and Pip's blogs, here and here, and 'Taking Stock' this January. I really liked this idea, probably because I love lists and reflection, and I'm really happy that Al lead me to Pip - because Pip crochets stuff! Sending a very warm thank you to these two awesome… Continue reading Taking Stock
Hi In my New Years post I mentioned I needed to have a think about my writing goals for 2018. I wasn't sure what was achievable. I'm still not and I don't think I will be until I try. So let's just go with the wish list for now and I can work the rest… Continue reading Writing Goals 2018
I didn't plan beyond the first week. I had a list of prompts and scenes, for if I got stuck in a rut, but I didn't use them. I am getting way too comfortable in the familiar of the rut. I need to commit to climbing out of it faster! I got sick. And then… Continue reading 5 Reasons I Failed NaNoWriMo, … but I still feel like I won
I've just moved back to Australia from the United Kingdom and the packing was a mammoth task! It was very much worth it though. We've had more sun the last two weeks in Sydney than I think we had all summer in London. Wearing SPF 50 daily for my pasty rosacea riddled skin. I do… Continue reading What’s in my suitcase?