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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.  [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

Keep On Keepin’ On

My day job totally got in the way of my productivity this week.  It was bat-shit-crazy. Remember last week when I was all pumped to write my next scene?  Well, that didn't happen until Saturday night. Wednesday is an off night for writing.  I was still having neck and shoulder pain from my fall the [...]

In Love With Romance

I love romance. I’ve been in love with the concept ever since I was a little girl.   I didn’t date in high school, and wrote love stories instead.  I have to wonder whether this messed with my idea of relationships. I have found I can write better romance than I have ever experienced in [...]