Hey everyone -- Just a quick note to let you know that my first Medium article is now up. Everyone who subscribes to my blog can read it for free with the link below. Jack The Ripper -- A Writer's Dilemma
Otherwise known as Imposter Syndrome. I see this question come up a lot online. And for once, this is something I don't suffer from -- at least not yet. I do, however, have some thoughts on overcoming it. As mentioned in my post about anxiety, finding that little unemotional voice in your head is key. … Continue reading Am I a Real Writer?
So, remember when I said that one of my goals for 2019 was to travel to the UK? Turns out that is happening far sooner than I had anticipated. In just under two months, I will be in London. Not for a writers conference, unfortunately, just for a bit of a vacation and an adventure. … Continue reading Adventures 2019
There is ‘milk ingredients’ in just about everything! I should have been paying closer attention to this from the start because I have intolerances to dairy, but once you start to read ingredient lists again you start to wonder to yourself ‘does salt and vinegar flavouring really need milk in it? Why does “hint of … Continue reading I Tried Veganuary — This is What I Learned
“Did you know, detective, that my blossoms are the only roses in the city to have a natural perfume? Commercial producers breed for bud size and stem length. They give no thought to the most essential part of a rose’s beauty.” “Ma’am,” the plain clothes officer said, his voice betraying a lack of patience. “We … Continue reading Valentine – Flash Fiction
“OMG, I suck!” “What if everyone knows I suck but me?” “Who is ever going to want to read this drivel?” “What was I thinking?” “Why am I wasting everyone’s time?” Negative self-talk is always the easiest to listen to. It tells us we aren’t worthy, and it happily drowns out ten times its weight … Continue reading The Anxiety Monster
Apparently starts now. About two weeks ago I found out (at the last-minute) about the MWA first crime novel contest. And me in my new year frenzy of optimism thought to myself, ‘I can be ready to enter that by the deadline’. Ignoring, of course, that it’s generally thought to be a bad idea to … Continue reading The Year of Putting Myself Out There