Yesterday might have been a good day to start, to progress. But you know what is the second best day to start, to progress? Today. So try today. You don’t have to hit wordcounts or achieve goals. Just try.
First published as part of my Summer Newsletter 2020 – if you’re not signed up to my quarterly newsletters, click here! This month I’ve spent some time researching about publishing, agents, and how my WIP book could be released into the wild for people to enjoy. One of the main hurdles of sending your beloved … More Traditional vs Self Publishing (Opinion Blog)
Trust your talent. Trust your passion. Trust your dreams. Trust yourself.
Being uncomfortable is a good thing. It means you’re growing and learning and changing. It means you’re stretching yourself to new heights. Reaching new goals. Achieving new things. Lean into being uncomfortable.
And just like that, the end of August arrives. Despite having been out of the September/September school year for quite a few years now, there is still a sense of renewal at the end of August. September still holds that refreshing newsness even if it no longer holds the excited nerves of starting a new … More A New Leaf (August Blog)
Your dreams are only as real as your relentless belief to follow them. They do not materialise without pain. They do not materialise with wishes or wants. Dreams are hard to create because there is the graft that takes it to get there. There are the setbacks, the moments of disbelief, the hardships that hold … More Don’t Give Up Now (Monday Inspiration)
Things you spend your time on that you have to do but don’t pay the bills? It’s your voluntary job. And like any voluntary job, you can’t do it every waking hour of the day. You have to carve out time for other activities to recharge. Because with your paid job and your voluntary job, … More Voluntary Job (Monday Inspiration)
As a kid, the phrase “you can’t spell” was always a synonym for “you’re an idiot” and/or the equally wonderful “you can’t write”. For me, hearing that phrase repeated was one of the worst things about school. Most of all, because it was then suggested that anything with the written language was somehow out of … More A Message to Past Me
It’s okay to start again. In some ways, starting again shows you know the story a little better. You know what you want to work, and what you want to change. Despite the mountain of work ahead, you know it’ll make the story stronger and more enticing. Take a deep breath and dive into the … More Starting Again (Monday Inspiration)
Sure, some people write their novels faster than others. Some people started the journey sooner, and so have already shown signs of success. Others have been at it for years, and are now reaping the rewards. Time is relative to each journey. Each person comes to the journey with their own barriers and difficulties they … More Time is Relative (Monday Inspiration)