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

Gratitude Day 15: Extra Energy = Cookies

So, you know how I've been on this Paleo thing since before Christmas? Oh, no? Well, I have. I started of with about half my diet being more focussed and have gradually removed types of food and introduced other things. It's been really interesting but there is one particular thing that seems to have been … Continue reading Gratitude Day 15: Extra Energy = Cookies

How Freelancers Stay in Out of Office Mode When on Holiday

So yes, it's Christmas Eve, so for all my friends, family and colleagues who celebrate this season, may you have a wonderful time and for those who don't, I pray that you have a blessed and restful break. Today's post is a bit of a fun one for all my freelancing buddies across the world. … Continue reading How Freelancers Stay in Out of Office Mode When on Holiday

Opportunity to contribute to a blog post – Tips on How to Stay Out of Office Mode while on Holiday

So today is supposed to be my last day of work for the year - self imposed, self directed. I still have work to complete that I think might be done today but I am not convinced it will be. This leads me to wonder how I am going to manage the challenge of not working while … Continue reading Opportunity to contribute to a blog post – Tips on How to Stay Out of Office Mode while on Holiday

A life lived or a life that just exists?

Today has been hard. Not 'can't get out of bed and face the world hard' but hard all the same. More like 'Remember to breathe, Miriam' hard: the kind where  you have to send yourself little messages all day to keep calm, not let small things upset you and remind yourself that this is not … Continue reading A life lived or a life that just exists?

Bumps in the road

It wasn't until we were in bed that I realised that I had not written a blog post yesterday. I felt fine. I wasn't sick and didn't have a serious emergency. I just plumb forgot! Did the world fall apart? Did the potholes of my life interrupt my ability to communicate? Did my social media … Continue reading Bumps in the road