Okay, I know it's late, but I just have to write this. And yes, I am on a tangent. Brace yourself 🙂 I hate writing pitch emails. I forget to do it all. the. time. Then I'll do three or four in a row and then totally forget again. It's a vicious cycle. And I've … Continue reading Why I’ve decided to stop pitching and spend more time networking
If you don't know what happened to my beloved file wiht 7253 words in it, click here for the lowdown. So after literally 24 hours, my file opened. A friend on Facebook (thank you David!) suggested I search for the file name and look for a previous version of the document. I have no idea … Continue reading Gratitude Day 17: rainbows, unicorns and lollipops, oh, and My File Opened!
It's 6:27am and I've just sat down to take a quick look over my ebook draft that I wrote yesterday. 7253 words in five hours. And my software won't open the file. It will open other files. Just not this one. This has never happened before with my software, so I won't mention which one … Continue reading What to do when the s#%@ hits the fan
As it seems pertinent to the fact that it's the 4th of March, and the year is quite literally marching along at breakneck speed, I thought to share a little strategy I've recently come up with. I have followed some awesome bloggers over the past two years, particularly Carrie Smith from Careful Cents and Lacy … Continue reading The Dichotomy of Being a Creative and Planning Ahead
You’ve finally hit that magic point. You’ve crossed over that imaginary line that says this is it! Success! Hell yeah! About bloody time too! Everything is going to plan. Finally, you feel like you’ve found that sweet spot. You’ve ridden the wave, and now you’re standing on top, watching the fruits of your labours roll … Continue reading Not Every Success Story has the Same Outcome
Happy Friday everyone! Gosh, it's been one of those 'how did we get here?' weeks for me. I hope yours hasn't been too full on and that you've managed to tick all your boxes 🙂 I was thinking yesterday about the colossal collection of articles I have been saving to read, like, for EVER, and thought to myself, 'Miriam, why be so selfish? Let's share these great articles and be generous for once'. So I said 'Sure, heck, why not?' And then I said to myself 'Why not, indeed?'
We all see these opportunities fly by us through social media channels and somehow I've managed to catch a few in my net to share with you 😀 As these all have their information via the link, I've just shared the titles so you can scroll through and click your choice. If you have others … Continue reading 2016 Opportunities for Writers
What a day. I spent most of it working on a submission for a scholarship to a writing academy in Sydney and realised that I also needed to submit a 1500 word writing sample from the novel too. Okaaaaay. So then I slashed my 1800 word opening scene to 1496 words. Then I sat here. … Continue reading Reconciled – Chapter 1: The Journey Begins
I'm having a little bit of split identity here - I write in all these styles, and others, and so often here the phrase 'niche yourself'. Apparently I am meant to niche myself. Um, well, that might be fine for some people, but I'm not like some people. Sorry. I am one of those gals … Continue reading Am I a Blogger, a Poet or an Author?
I am a hopeless case - I just can’t write bullshit. I can’t pretend to write stuff that doesn’t touch the heart and pull it out into the light. I can’t devote my energy, time, point of view or ideologies to words that when strung together are ‘just fine’