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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.  [...]

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 [...]

Act 1 is Done!

I literally jumped around my room cheering at the end of this writing week. Act 1 is complete. Yes, your applause is welcome. Last Thursday I absolutely smashed it out of the park.  I tackled four difficulty scenes and hit a word count of 2828.  I can't believe I was able to tick off so [...]

Climbing the Steps like Rocky

I am completely pumped right now. It is like I completed a marathon and I am ready to do a few more laps. This week I tackled some scenes I have been putting off. I don’t know if it was because I knew them really well.  If I just couldn't be bothered to get the words [...]

Giving back.

Last Sunday I volunteered as a Course Marshall for the MS Walk & Fun Run.  It was unbelievably fun and a rewarding experience.  Props go to all the participants.   It took place at Lake Burley Griffin in the heart of Canberra City.  Many passers by stopped and told me how amazing I was, thanking [...]

Thank you so much.

I can't believe the support I have received.  Self doubt can be our worst enemy. The most random people have been sending me messages wishing me luck with the book. Thank you so, so, so much! I seriously didn’t expect the amount of support I have been receiving. It is greatly appreciated. I started writing [...]