Not just my motivation. My character’s. I wrote well the first 2 days and made my 1K goal.  Then I was thwarted by a few days that were really busy – I did find some words, but not as many as I could have. If I was really into the story, I would have made many

Procrastination Central on Limbo Line

Uggghhh! I’m having the world’s worst time getting writing again. I have a book scheduled for November that’s part of a series with other authors so I have to meet the deadline. Which means I have to finish the 1st draft this month to get a decent amount of time editing, sending to beta readers

Everyday heroes

The Hunter Valley, where I live, has just gone through devastating floods. My family and I were lucky – we incurred no damage, and only the minor inconvenience of being without power, phone and internet for almost 36 hours. Many people in the area are still without power, internet, phone and even water. Many have

Music and memories

“Music, at its essence, is what gives us memories. And the longer a song has existed in our lives, the more memories we have of it. – Stevie Wonder” I was driving along the other day and Dragon’s “April Sun in Cuba” came on the radio. Immediately I was transported back in time to sitting

Don’t forget to breathe…

  I admit it. I have chronic volunteer-itis. Which is fine most weeks – the load is usually spread relatively evenly. But then along comes a week like I’ve got this week where all of my commitments seem to reach fever-pitch and all the balls I’m juggling are in danger of hurtling to the ground. Yeah that.