***UPDATE*** I've finally had a formal assessment for my mental health. Even though I feel the jury is still out on Cyclothymia, my psychiatrist has confirmed the original diagnosis of Bipolar 2, Generalised Anxiety Disorder and Panic Disorder. To be honest, I am not worried. I am still 'relearning' about Bipolar 2 and how it differs from Cyclothymia, and … Continue reading The daily swings explained: understanding a Cyclothymic mind.
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
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
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
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’
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