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

Gratitude Day 6 – The mind is a curious thing

I realised today that there are times when I binge on fiction novels, or at least books in general and today I finished Insurgent, book number 2 in the Divergent Series by Veronica Roth. Gosh I just love her work! When I finished it though I went from feeling relaxed and happy to enjoy a … Continue reading Gratitude Day 6 – The mind is a curious thing

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

The Blancing Act Between Work and Work

I used the think that authors spent their days just working on their novels, hidden away in some tiny paper laden room or spread out on a deck chair tapping away on their laptops (actually, this is the extreme version, of course!), but since setting up a business to support authors in their pursuit to self publish, I have discovered that this is not the case at all.

Mint, Method and Musings…

But while I sat there, picking off grubs from the rich smelling mint, I 'watched' her from my main characters' point of view. Imagination is a wonderful thing. And being able to sit with this character and kind of 'method act' with her and think about the joint past they share, has also provided my main character with some insight into their relationship.