I had a struggle this month - which book should I choose to write about? I finally landed on The Duke and I by Julia Quinn - the book behind the Netflix sensation sweeping the world- Bridgerton! Yes, I will admit it! I too have binge-watched the Netflix show and loved it! Somehow, I missed … Continue reading February’s Book of the Month: The Duke and I by Julia Quinn
I don't know about you, but February has been a fantastic month for me! I've spent the last two years physically and mentally drained and unable to dedicate what little energy I had towards writing. In all honesty, I worried I'd never be able to get back to it. Thankfully, I seem to have found … Continue reading Outlining, researching and a week full of inspiration!
Now that I'm trying to get back into the swing of things here, I figured it was time to start up with my choice of Book of the Month. As an aspiring author and nearly fully trained school librarian, it shouldn't come as a huge surprise that I love to read! Like L-O-V-E to read! … Continue reading January’s Book of the Month: The Two Lives of Lydia Bird
It's Friday and it's freezing! We woke up to -9 degrees this morning and the kids left the house for school bundled to the eyeballs. I don't mind the cold particularly but, thankfully, I have a day of writing and studying planned so, for now, I can sit here warm and toasty and enjoy a … Continue reading Friday nights and winter “hygge”…
They say a writer should write what they know. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard someone say this and it seems to be the most common piece of advice offered to all aspiring writers. But what does it mean? And does it help you become a better writer? For a long time … Continue reading Like looking in a mirror?
Have you ever felt like the universe is doing it's damnedest to prevent you from enjoying the things you most want to spend time on? Ever tried to get on with your to-do list and have a million things dumped in your lap that needed sorting yesterday? Ever felt so sure your body is going … Continue reading When life gets in the way…
As days go, yesterday was a winner! Let me tell you why... I reached my first goal of 10K written words about a month ago. 10% of my novel was written! I felt good. Really good! I sent it off to my 2 alpha readers and got some amazing feedback. Then somewhere in the last … Continue reading Perfection in the making!
For some of you Valentines Day is an excuse to shower that special someone with cards, flowers, gifts and attention. For others it’s a black hole of loathing with thoughts of revenge and regret and a fervent wish you could squash your useless ex like a bug. For most though, it’s a day like every … Continue reading Love is in the air…
Have you ever fallen hopelessly in love with a literary pet and wished they were yours? I have! Countless times! Nearly every one of my favourite books has had a pet character and for me they have been as important to the story as any of their human counterparts. During the process of plotting out … Continue reading The Puuuurfect Pet?
Yesterday I was driving through a slush storm to pick my kids up from school. The temperature was yo-yoing just around freezing and the sky was dark grey, a heavy mass of clouds that couldn't make up their mind if they wanted to pelt us with rain or bury us in snow. Hence the slush. … Continue reading When are you at your most creative?