My monthly blog on what I’ve been up to, writing updates and things I’ve found interesting.
Another month has come and gone, and now we’re hurtling straight into the summer months. This last month has been much like the last, although this month I’ve been generating more blogs than I have previously. It’s been fun, I enjoy writing opinion pieces and novel updates, especially as I can still write them over … More Summer Thoughts
And suddenly, just like that, we’re at the end of April, and another monthly round up of my thoughts, writing and other such things is out into the world. A Shift of focus Blogging for me has always been a side item in my writing life. Something to switch to from writing my novels or … More A Shift of Focus
So my end of March blog post has become a start of April blog post. Which seems to summarise how March has gone, quite frankly. March is one of those months, every years, almost without fail, where something changes. Whether it is the pressures of the financial year at work, or the changing of the … More Where did that go?
February has rushed away from me, taking with it the dregs of winter. We finally have sight of spring on the horizon, lighter mornings and the first new daffodils budding in the ground. There is a simple joy in appreciating the world around you, and I cannot help but the last year of varying forms … More Writing is the Challenge
My thoughts on all things fantasy, writing and anything else.
To say I cannot write would be an understatement. To say I was a perfectionist would be a truth. To say I was a dreamer would be realistic. There are words locked within my mind, this I know. It’s the same feeling when you know that someone is standing behind you, but just out of sight. They … More Why I Write
My other lockdown hobby, aside from trawling through Netflix and trying to make my chilli plants grow, is baking sourdough. As someone whose never really baked consistently before (apart from the odd cake), I hopped onto the good old baking bandwagon back in April last year like many other Brits. In doing so, I had … More Writing Lessons from Soughdough
The other day I finally got around to watching Hannah Gadsby’s most excellent one hour Netflix special Nanette. I’d already watched her following show, Douglas, (which if you haven’t watched it by the way, is a masterclass in technical comedy), but I’d never had the space to sit down and engage with her first special. … More Stories (and your stories) are important
My inspiration post-its, packaged as a blog post and shared with the internet.
It might feel like you have an impossible mountain to climb this week, and that’s okay. Show up. See what you can do. You might surprise yourself in the process.
Create the future you want to believe in. Make it possible. Trying to follow a dream is more than just creating the thought. It’s digging deeper in yourself and finding a way to make it possible. Even if you know there will be pitfalls, even if you know it will be hard. You can create … More Make It So (Monday Inspiration)
Editing is hard because you are far away from the new-ness of the beginning and still far away from the end goal you hold in your mind. Everyone has this. Everyone has tough days, hard days, days where nothing is achieved. It’s okay when you’ve had tough days. Keep going. Keep editing.
Your writing doesn’t have to be good to be worthwhile. It doesn’t need to be published, or read, or edited. The fact you chose to sit down and create today is enough.
Only you can believe in yourself. No matter whose else believes in you too, you know you can do this. You wouldn’t have tried otherwise. It’s nice to have other’s believe in your vision. It gives you that warm fuzzy feeling that what you are trying to create is meaningful. But external validation is just … More Believe In You (Monday Inspiration)
You don’t always need the same project all the time. If your current creative project is stalling, give yourself permission to try something new. You might be amazed at what you create.
Taking time out from writing is okay. It might not feel like what you need to do right this second, when time pressures are on you and you’re watching the clock click down to the close of another writing session. But maybe today is the day you need to think. To sit and breathe with … More Time Out (Monday Inspiration)
Don’t stop trying. Keep going with your project. You’ll get there, you’ll make it to the end.
Each day is a new opportunity to try again. To create the world and life you want to create. Today is your new opportunity – seize it.
Sometimes life throws a curveball you didn’t expect or want. And sometimes, just sometimes, it could be the thing you needed all along.