Passion projects are intoxicating because they are so involved. You can be sucked into them and loose all sense of space and time. It is just you and the words, and your act of creation. But remember to take a step back. To breathe. To give yourself time to recover. Otherwise you’ll burn out.
I spent a long time debating what to title this blog. “A World in Chaos”. “A World in Panic”. “A World gone mad”. But I decided to go with “A World, Changed”. Because yes, the spread of Corvid-19 is creating a situation unprecedented in the modern world. Quarantine. Social Distancing. Shops and spaces closing down.… Continue reading A World, Changed (March Update)
There is only so much time in the day, and there never seems to be enough. And you know what, that’s okay. You can make it work for you. You can change your workspace to be more focussed. You can change your attitude to be more diligent. You can do this. You can make the… Continue reading Time is Precious (Monday Inspiration)
Don’t limit yourself. Don’t limit your dreams. The world is big, your drive is unbeatable, and your dreams are special. Stop telling yourself that you can’t do everything. Start showing yourself that you can.
Create something that brings you joy. That makes you smile. What you create is as personal to you as your DNA. Your experiences, your worldview, your thoughts and feelings, those are what make your story truely unique. It's what drives your interests, your research, your late night writing sessions. Don't worry about what the hypothetical… Continue reading Monday Inspiration – Make yourself Smile
Your writing space doesn't have to be big. It doesn't have to be a separate space. It could be something as simple as a pair of headphones. Something to help you concentrate on your goals. Your to do list. To help block out the world around you and let yourself zone in on that moment… Continue reading Monday Inspiration – Give Yourself Space
It's not about winning, it's about trying. It's showing up, even though the last writing session knocked you back. Or the last rejection made you cry. It's about standing up, dusting yourself off and trying again. Your dream is only possible if you keep trying. So try again today. Photo Credit: Photo by Yun Xu on Unsplash
February is the shortest month of the year, and with that comes its own difficulties. My goals list, which stays roughly the same for each month, is suddenly compressed by 3 days which makes everything that little bit harder to achieve. Plus, my day job ramps up its intensity to the end of the financial… Continue reading Journey Before Destination (February Update)
Creativity is not constant. It comes in ebbs and flows. Sometimes you have days when it flows strong. You can write, and write and write some more. The worlds fall into place so easily, the description is so vivid it just works. And there are other days that you struggle. Other days that you try… Continue reading Monday Inspiration – Ebbs and Flows
I know, the finish line looks so far away, but you can finish it. You can get to the closing pages of your novel. You can type that final line. You can end on a bang and leave readers wanting more. I know you're in the middle of the story right now. You're in the… Continue reading Monday Inspiration – You can Finish