Why I’ve decided to stop pitching and spend more time networking

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

Reconciled Chapter 3. A miserable weekend and a mystery to solve.

If you’ve not read from the beginning, you can start here. Chapter 3, Scene 1 It rained from Friday night until Monday morning. After such a massive week, no one really wanted to go out anyway, and the mood was as damp as the house. Even Hannah’s Moodle, Shelby, seemed to drag herself around, plopping … Continue reading Reconciled Chapter 3. A miserable weekend and a mystery to solve.

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!

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

Cafe Review – Q&Co., Warners Bay, NSW

Last week I was in need. Of coffee. And a fresh environment. So I toddled off down to Warners Bay in search of these things and instead of going to my usual haunt, I kept walking, feeling a need to explore. Even though I've now been living in Lake Macquarie for just over 14 months, … Continue reading Cafe Review – Q&Co., Warners Bay, NSW

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

Gratitude Day 16: Some of us just need a plan.

Last Friday I was having a swim with the hubster and chatting about the weekend to come, and in particular Saturday. Everyone was either working or out or studying and I, well, I really didn't have any plans or agenda as to how I was going to spend the time. There was a time when this … Continue reading Gratitude Day 16: Some of us just need a plan.