Right, now where was I?

It's remarkable how quickly one can fall out of the habit of writing every day. It's been almost two months since I worked on my current novel -- mainly due to travel and stuff -- and it would be very easy to drift along past Christmas without delving back into it. But with so many … Continue reading Right, now where was I?

Apparently the WIP doesn’t suck too much

Today I'm blogging instead of writing in the cafe. I thought it was time for another practice post with the bluetooth keyboard. I've spent time this week researching local sim options for my forthcoming trip, having decided to forgo mobile roaming costs -- besides, I like the idea of having data access on my smart … Continue reading Apparently the WIP doesn’t suck too much

Identify what’s important and make time

In this life there are always things we want to do, and things we have to do. Then there are the things we should do... All this has me writing really long to-do lists, at which I often stare perplexedly trying to decide which item to tackle first. Sometimes it's a challenge to figure out … Continue reading Identify what’s important and make time

What’s your favourite place?

How does one decide on one's favourite place in all the world? I thought this week's Friday prompt would be an easy assignment. I had only to sift through my memories and select the location that made my heart sing the loudest, the one I most yearn to return to. Only it turns out it's … Continue reading What’s your favourite place?

Phoneography Challenge: My Neighbourhood (or ‘My Writing Cafes’)

For this week's Phoneography Challenge, 'My Neighbourhood', I've decided to share with you the cafes in which I most commonly write. So I've spent all week taking photos -- plus included one or two I'd previously taken (on my phone of course!). My criteria for cafes to write in are: good coffee, nice ambiance and … Continue reading Phoneography Challenge: My Neighbourhood (or ‘My Writing Cafes’)

Being an update on writerly progress

I've been getting back into my WIP this week, which is hugely satisfying. After hitting the wall during NaNoWriMo in November, I lost momentum -- mainly because December is always crazy with Christmas and the start of summer, and then I was just getting going again in January when... stuff happened. But I am going … Continue reading Being an update on writerly progress

NaNoWriMo – the beginning

Two days into NaNoWriMo and I'm still here! And I'm on (actually, slightly ahead of) target! OK, so I know it's only been two days, but I'm nonetheless pleased. For the past two days I've had the luxury of a strategically planned break from the dayjob, so I was able to indulge my predilection for … Continue reading NaNoWriMo – the beginning

The secret ingredient to productivity

They say one of the keys to being successful at any creative endeavour is perseverance. Discipline comes in handy too. Yeah yeah, there are also talent and self-belief, but they're very hard to control... There is another secret ingredient I've come to value very highly over the years -- and that's friends. More specifically, friends … Continue reading The secret ingredient to productivity

Finding that writing mojo (or shaking the CBF virus)

The most common writing advice one ever receives is the obvious one: WRITE. The actual act of putting the words down is more important than everything else -- including blogging and social media, reading educational posts and books, attending courses and conventions, meetings with the writers group. Carve out writing time and protect it. Bum … Continue reading Finding that writing mojo (or shaking the CBF virus)