In the last month, it has been challenging to get as much as I wanted done, although I am now on draft 3 working through chapter 4, there are still 21 chapters to go and I am busy all of the time with work, kids, reading and finding the energy to do some quality edits. But I WILL get there (so will you), the goal remains unchanged. Continue reading The King and I
I’ve not been blogging for a while, due to being so focused on getting through draft 2 of The Dark Room. Continue reading An Incredible Few Months
Let’s get to it! What’s Happening?
In November and December 2016, I went through a patch of utter lethargy for a number of reasons, including those of a personal nature, or as I like to call it, ‘new baby duty.’ Continue reading Happy Belated New Year, Christmas and January
What an incredibly eventful month! My son Evan was born, it was my 5th Wedding Anniversary and Donald Trump was elected as president of the United States. Continue reading A Month To Remember…
As a parent with a young 2YO daughter. another child imminent and a full time job, how do I find the time to write Continue reading Fitting It All In – Finding the Time to Write
Every day, we’ll meet amazing people and pass amazing people in the street as we get on with our lives, our obligations, responsibilities and our personal concerns. Continue reading Amazing People You Might Have Met
It’s been a busy few weeks with dilemma after dilemma; do I go jogging to stay in shape or focus on editing? Can I do both? Continue reading Full Steam Ahead!
Here’s my July 22nd update on Editing, Leisure and Life..
Continue reading July 22nd Update
What’s been happening since the last update?
Continue reading Additional Update: July
This is a point in history my kids will read about when they’re older.
Continue reading Writing Update – July – I Love Critical Feedback
After nearly pulling out all my hair obsessively editing and writing (the only reason I am going bald), I took a holiday with my wife and daughter to England to visit my parents.
Continue reading A Magnificent Break & no place like home
I really wanted to provide more updates than I have been, but the workload has been pretty intense and the critiquing is in full flow, both the group providing feedback and a colleague/friend volunteering to go through the chapters.
Continue reading Writing and Editing – May Update
Keeping things simple, I’m going to use these pens whenever I write about writing.
So I’ve been editing now for probably six months and I never realized, until I took it seriously, how much I’d learn or how difficult it would be. I’m still considering a professional Editor once I feel I’ve edited my book ‘The Dark Room,’ to the best of my ability.
Continue reading The Writing and Editing journey So Far…
Being somewhat of an introvert, I get both excited and nervous when it comes to getting feedback.
Excited because I am open minded, willing to learn and better myself from another’s perspective, nervous because it can be humbling and I respect the word of others.
Continue reading The First Critique…
I volunteered to write a blog entry for the company I work at last week because it was ‘Brand Week.’ The piece was due in two days and I had no idea what to write, partnered with someone who also wasn’t sure what to write.
Continue reading Brands, Values, Perceptions and Revelations
I had a few weeks break recently though not intentionally, as I needed to prepare a presentation for a work event overseas. It took some time to prepare, everything had to be perfect for the discussion and though it wasn’t related to writing, it did have some creative elements to get my point across.
Continue reading An Unfortunate Lull
Going beyond the ‘Comfort Zone’ can be a struggle at times. Perhaps a fear of failure, criticism or the unknown holds us back, self-perception mostly, who we are, what limits we’re willing to tolerate? Continue reading Are You Sitting Comfortably
I got an idea for a fictional story eight years ago and I finally started writing it in 2014. My plan back then, was to get it edited by a pro and get it published.
Continue reading Adventures in Writing, The Sifi Saga…
Cake. I love cake. Sweet treats are one thing but cake; the moist sponge, the smooth silky texture, the icing and perhaps a tangy sweet tasty topping. If you’re really indulging, there might be a gooey surprise in the middle, revealed when you’ve already teased your tastebuds, satisfied your palette, tickled the roof of your mouth heightening your pleasure even more. It’s a luxury.
Continue reading Time for Cake?
You can be rubbish at something and great at the same time. How is it possible?
Continue reading A Most Epic Failure can be a Great Success