Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Room with a view

We've been in our new home for 10 weeks nos and it's feeling more like home than ever.

Every day, I sit down at my desk to the most inspiring view.

A collection of stories is building. This space makes it easy to gather my thoughts.

I've been consumed with a few work projects and am looking forward to collecting my thoughts soon.

Writers club is still going ... I was on a bit of a hiatus but hope to get into my routine for fall.

For now, boat gazing is helping.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Written words

I've taken 2013 to develop my craft offline.

I'm slowly realising that there is value for me to put words down on a regular basis that potentially do not fit the online space.

I'm still living a life if discovery, still leading a life filled with a focus on change and new adventures.

I hope to eventually share here, find a way to come back to this space with a fresh perspective.

The second half of 2013 may just be the sweet spot for this activity.

I've joined a writers' group & have begun to craft some of our travel journeys. In 3 days time, this will be my view so I certainly won't have an excuse for inspiration

Wednesday, February 13, 2013


My regular journaling has significantly improved my mood.

I've been taking some time, twice a week, to polish existing content as well as develop my floating ideas into a more concrete outline.

I've felt this focus for the last 6 weeks that I can't really describe properly. It's as though I've shifted my thinking totally. Writing is my craft. It's what I do, who I am, how I exist. It's like my mojo.

So, I guess, I've gotten my mojo back. My focus, my purpose, my essence.

And it feels good. It feels right. And I am almost understanding more now why the best writing of the best writers happens when they are older, more polished, more experienced, more rough around the edges.

When all the youthful spark has been extinguished and what's left, is the determined embers, that will not go softly, that will not die out. That will continue, fervently glowing, creating warmth and not just drawing attention from its flicker, but pulling people in by it's soothing nature. Bringing comfort to the hearth and the heart.

Words move people and I want to shift them. Hopefully, I'm creating habits that will make this happen.

Saturday, January 05, 2013

One thing

It's that time of year again. That time when we all decide to become a little more of our better selves.

It's a good time of year to commit to something, even if just to say you're going to try to make it happen. And, even if things don't change and perhaps you even fail at whatever you were resolving, it's actually just the action of pledging change that really brings the most benefit.

And so, this year, as I'm sure most writers are pledging, I pledge to WRITE. MORE.

Not necessarily blog more. But write more. Keep the act of it going. Commit to treating it as my craft instead of my hobby. Promising to keep it a hobby at heart but a skill in practice.

I've started a daily journal again - one page per day -- of anything, really mostly a rundown of what I did that day. Or heck, even a bit of stream of consciousness of what's banging around in the old head that day.

C/O Moleskine Official Site

I also bought another daily Q&A book that, if I'm successful, will carry me across 5 years.

A question a Day, from Random House

I've also planned some 'writing time'. D has started some sport activities this year and during that time, while he's away playing basketball or ball hockey, I will be WRITING. I will be putting pen to paper or fingers to keyboard and just WRITING. Not flicking between TLC and HGTV. Not catching up on shows he won't watch.


I may or may not be sharing it all here but please know, just by posting this, I am starting myself down a path to get back to the written word.

It's been five years since we arrived home from our world adventure and I'm certain the stories have percolated long enough. I'm ready to revisit those stories, to get them out of my head and onto the page.

Bring it, 2013.