Gratitude Day 17: rainbows, unicorns and lollipops, oh, and My File Opened!

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!

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What to do when the s#%@ hits the fan

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

The Dichotomy of Being a Creative and Planning Ahead

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

Reconciled – Chapter 2 The Keepsake Box

If you’ve not read from the beginning, you can start here. Chapter 2, The Keepsake Box With the wake over, and the guests gone, Hanna and Nan put the last few kitchen items away in relative silence. Grandad was out the back putting the folding chairs and tables away and Grace and Steve had already … Continue reading Reconciled – Chapter 2 The Keepsake Box

Not Every Success Story has the Same Outcome

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

Reconciled – Chapter 2 A trip down memory lane

If you’ve not read from the beginning, you can start here.  Chapter 2, A trip down memory lane Hannah scanned the room for faces she recognised. It had been a number of years since this particular group had assembled but the family unit overall wasn't terribly big.  In addition to family there was a steady … Continue reading Reconciled – Chapter 2 A trip down memory lane

Worldview

  Her worldview was shaped from birth; her internal vision informing her choices, her responses and her direction. She reached for a world in which she desired to live yet saw a world in which she had no place. She succumbed to the inevitable sadness that accompanies broken dreams. His worldview was shaped from birth; … Continue reading Worldview

Reconciled – Chapter 2 Family Heartache

If you've not read from the beginning, you can start here.  Hannah stood by the sink looking out into the yard. Her eyes locked onto the two figs trees, planted when each child was born. They had grown into each other’s space, intrinsically bound and supported by each other’s existence. Hannah often felt that this … Continue reading Reconciled – Chapter 2 Family Heartache

Great Reads for the Weekend

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?'