WHY AUTHORS SHOULD NOT ASK FOR BOOK REVIEWS

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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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Why Crying is a Good Thing

This week I have felt like I wanted to watch a sad movie and cry everything out. It has been one of those weeks. Absolutely crazy at work. I’m not exactly sad. Just stressed. When I’m stressed my back tenses, I clench my jaw and as a result I get neck pain and headaches. I’m [...]

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 [...]