New habits – It’s all about consistency

It’s hard to believe that we are almost halfway through January, and only a couple of weeks away from the boys going back to school. While Simon has been working long hours, I’ve fortunately been able to work flexibly and the boys and I have been taking things very slowly. This has…

New writing habits for 2019

This year I have decided not to get caught up in making any big resolutions. I am excited about 2019 but I know that resolutions and year-long plans are not the solution for me. 2018 was a frustrating year, to say the least. I didn’t make the progress I would have liked…

5 lessons from my Nanowrimo win

After 3 attempts, I finally won Nanowrimo this year, writing 50,000 words of a romantic, historical novel based in the Barossa. More importanly, I learned some great lessons about making time to write, finding a writing tribe and using Scrivener

On running and writing

In the last couple of months, while I’ve been very quiet on this blog, I have actually been doing a lot of writing – and next month, I’m about to do a lot more. 50,000 words more in fact. After thinking about it for a long time, in September I finally signed…

R U OK?

  Today is R U OK Day but I hadn’t planned to write a blog post about it partly because I’m not an expert in mental health. But then I wrote a post on Facebook this morning and I thought I should share a slightly edited version of that because while it is all…

Writing true stories

Last week, I decided that for Father’s Day, I would write a blog post about my Dad, who died almost 8 years ago. I sent a group message to my immediate family – my Mum, my two sisters and brother, brother-in-law and my husband because he isn’t just MY Dad. He is…

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