#NoMascaraThursday or the one where I had an epiphany

So, the day after I made like a hippopotamus and wallowed has come and gone.  Today it was about getting back on the metaphorical horse which saw me ultimately back at my desk and plowing through more work than I'd done in a while (coz you know, shitty headspace and all that).  What has been most surprising …

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11 more sleeps

Tonight I realised that there are only 11 more sleeps until I am heading off to my first writing conference! I have been wanting to go to this conference for the past three years. But pregnancies and newborns have put the kibosh on those plans ever eventuating.  But not this year.  This year I will …

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My tribe

Whether you play sport, are involved in boards or committees or connect with strangers online there is something pretty interesting about the organic way that a community somehow forms around you, providing the most unexpected of experiences and things that you actually didn't know that you needed until you needed them. In an attempt to realise some of …

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Starting how I intend to finish

I'm gearing up for a huge month ahead and this week has kicked it off nicely.  After a huge day in training, I've just finished writing 1700 words on my new WIP having signed up for 50,000 in 30 days aka 50k30d! I've dabbled with Nanowrimo and 50k30d's in the past and have never been able …

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An abundance of energy

I want you to think about someone you know who is an extrovert.  How would you describe them? I'm guessing you've probably picked someone who is really outgoing, confident, loud and out there right? Whilst it's true that many (ok, probably most) extroverts are like this, did you know that being an extrovert or an introvert is less …

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My go-to place

So many thoughts swirling around the vacant space I call my brain these days.  That is, of course, when I'm not putting out spot fires and pushing against deadlines at work! As tends to happen when I have a spark of brilliance or realisation like the one I had yesterday, the little mouse in her wheel …

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