July & August, 2017 Goals

I have to say I was pretty proud of myself sticking to goals in May & June.  May was great.  I was diligent with my reading and writing goals.  I kept to my personal goals.  My manuscript crept up to 45K words.   Things changed up a bit in June.  I established a habit tracker.  [...]

Going Car-Less

On the 27th January, 2016, I was driving in my car and was t-boned by another car. I was thankfully fine. The car was a write-off. It took quite some time for the insurance money to come through. In the meantime I took to riding the bus to and from work. I first thought this [...]

The YA Masterclass

On Thursday 15th June, 2017, I attended the YA Masterclass as part of The Emerging Writers Festival. It was damn exciting. We listened to lectures, interviews, panels and had a 2 hour work shop. One panel discussed finding voice in YA. They spoke about how young adult readers know what they like and they know [...]

It’s My Birthday!

On the 16th June, I turned 28. this year I didn't wake up with wonder at what I would do with my life. I have had a lot of adventures so far, yet I've always felt a tad lost.  I now feel like my life actually has purpose. I am working on my passion. It [...]

Lying in the Foetal Position

A week ago I was lying in the foetal position, chanting “I don’t know, I don’t know.” I had written the first third of my draft and realised there was big leap to the next scenes. My outline had too many gaps moving forward. I can see the whole story laid out in my head, [...]

When the Bullies Bully.

Bullies bully. But why? I don't remember the reasons why bullying happened when I was I high school. The number one way to get at me was the fact I had a moustache from the age of ten. Yep, that’s right; ten! Hormones be crazy. Obviously this got some air time. I've never cared much about [...]

The Month of May, 2017

May has been and gone. It was the first month I tried sticking to specific goals. I’m doing bi-monthly goals, so right now I am at the halfway point. I’ve been slack with my meal prep. I’ve only done this about 50% of the time. Same with exercising. I’ve had problems with fitting in exercising [...]