September & October, 2017 Goals

Ok, July and August are over.  Time to reflect and set some new goals! Watch On YouTube How did I go?  Well, I planned to have the first draft of "Brittany & Charli" book 1 completed by August 31st, 2017.  Nope! But I did get to chapter 34 of 38! That deserves a hurrah. I wanted [...]

Creating Daily Habits

Watch on YouTube I have been highly motivated in 2017.  I have many goals I want to accomplish.  I realised I needed a daily routine in order to get everything done. I started off setting alarms for everything in my to-do list.  Ranging from: 6am - Wake Up 6.30am - Pack Work Out Gear 7am [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Moving to Keep the Mind Happy

They always say exercise can elevate your mood. But sometimes that is easier said than done. If I already feel down, the last thing I want to do is get up and moving. A brain fog happens and a little voice inside says “don’t, it’s too hard, just stay wrapped in a blanket.” Finally, I’ve [...]

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 [...]