Of Working Two Months Ahead, Looking After Yourself, and Fiction Writing News

The last we saw our intrepid writer, she was busy outlining the whole of The Ruon Chronicles and taking Sir Tristan the Wonder Cat for walkies in the garden. Since then… well not much has changed and yet a lot has changed.

Musings On My Writing

“Stories of imagination tend to upset those without one” – Terry Pratchett. I truly believe that by reading and writing fantasy – and sometimes scifi – I get to explore more than if I didn’t write any genre fiction. Fantasy delves into so many fields; linguistics, archaeology, history, etc. that I learn a lot moreContinue reading “Musings On My Writing”

May Goals: Writing and Resting

Writing more Thanks to all the public holidays in April (and me taking a few days’ vacation at the end of the month), April went far quicker than I’d thought it would. But the good thing is that I did have some extra time to rest thanks to the days off. I didn’t do allContinue reading “May Goals: Writing and Resting”

Favourite Music Friday: Stay on These Roads by a-ha

A-ha’s music has been part of my whole life (literally — their first song was released the year before I was born) and I still love their music just as much as I did when I was younger. Mind you, it probably helped me learn English quite a bit, now that I think about it…Continue reading “Favourite Music Friday: Stay on These Roads by a-ha”

End-of-March Writing Update: Ruon Chronicles, Ghost Stories, and Other Stuff

Okay… so that was March flitting by faster than a Will o’ the Wisp… To say that I didn’t do everything I wanted to this March (fiction writing wise) is an understatement. Well, okay, word count-wise it was a flop. Thinking about stories and outlining Stuff was much more productive. Turns out that I didContinue reading “End-of-March Writing Update: Ruon Chronicles, Ghost Stories, and Other Stuff”

On Being Unsocial: Why I Deleted Twitter and Facebook from My Phone

I’d had it. For the umpteenth time, I found myself having spent over 40 minutes scrolling through the neverending timeline that is Twitter — and getting angry and worked up. Not over the Big Things, mind you that I could get being worked up about. It was me getting worked up because of petty littleContinue reading “On Being Unsocial: Why I Deleted Twitter and Facebook from My Phone”

Small moments and long-term goals

When you suffer from chronic illness – whether physical or mental – there are small moments to celebrate that which ‘should’ be mundane moments of life. For example, there is seeing the sunrise and being awake before the rest of the world starts its noisy scuffle to get kids to school on time, to beContinue reading “Small moments and long-term goals”