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)
Not just in your story, but in life. Change brings you new opportunities, new challenges, new places to explore and experience. Change can be scary. Change is good because it is scary. It’ll be alright. You’ll be alright. Maybe, it’ll be brilliant.
We all have two buckets inside of us, the negative bucket and the positive bucket. Focus on filling up the positive bucket. Save every compliment, every kind word, every award, every success into that bucket. When times are hard. When you’re scared. When you’re wringing your hands. Bouncing your leg. Heart pounding. Remember the positive … More The Positive Bucket (Monday Inspiration)
You might not feel it today, but your dreams will happen. It might feel like an uphill battle today, but tomorrow you will be three steps further up the mountain. It might feel long, but the day after tomorrow you will marvel at how far you’ve come. It might feel tiring, but you can envisage … More It Will Happen (Monday Inspiration)
You might not be able to do everything you want now. You can only play the hand you’ve been dealt with the time you’ve been allocated. Does that mean your journey to success might be longer? Sure, but that’s okay. Life’s not a race, it’s a journey. Does that mean your journey might look different … More Play the hand you’re dealt (Monday Inspiration)
Reading is as important to be a good writer as it is to practice writing. You can see how other stories are constructed and written, how they’ve dealt with the same plot pains you have, how they’ve created tension and pacing. Reading also allows you to be a reader again, just a reader enjoying a … More Read More Stories (Monday Inspiration)
Writing is a creative hobby that is both individual and isolating. And there is a beauty in that, the individuality of your story is what makes it yours. And the isolation from the world is what gives your mind space to travel to far off places and create worlds so different to our own. But … More Be Kind to You (Monday Inspiration)
First drafts are supposed to be messy. They’re supposed to be full of holes and phrases that don’t quite work. The words that are in bold because you haven’t created that part of the world yet, or names of people you haven’t thought through. It’s okay if your first draft doesn’t work. Because your second … More The First Draft (Monday Inspiration)
You can make your dream into a reality. You can work towards it, day by day, until each tiny little change that you make, each tiny adjustment in your course, points you towards your goal. One day, you’ll stop and realise. You made it. You made your dream a reality.
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.