At this time of year every writer will be thinking ahead. Indeed many people, writers or not, will be thinking about what they want to happen in this fresh New Year full of opportunities and the unknown. The sceptics of setting goals and resolutions are predicting that Continue reading
As the temperatures soared into the low 40’s this month and constantly stayed there, my WiP’s have struggled to keep it together. There was no respite from the humidity and sweatiness from the slightest movement, even during the night. My muse, I think is lying down in some cooler climate. Apparently, according to the Italian press, Continue reading
As the temperatures here in Italy (and I believe in France and Spain) have been nudging forty for the past three or four weeks, the word on the street is that this month will be the hottest July for seventy years. My brain is a puddle by my feet and so I thought I’d take the easy option and share my top ten favourite quotes about writing and life in general. Continue reading
Writers don’t have to be seen to be heard, or written for that matter. But routines and habits – if not what they wear – are linked to releasing those creative juices for some of the great writers of our times… Continue reading
In January, I defined my writing intentions for the next 12 months with a dedication that could not be doubted.
By February I felt overwhelmed. Pole-axed to put it more definitively. It’s not that I don’t know how to set smart goals, in another life I was very successful at it. So why did I suddenly get the wobbles and feel weak at the knees?
I blame the time I was born. I’m a Pisces and as dreamy as they come. But my goals weren’t just pie in the sky. I knew that if I put my mind to it, I can achieve them. Continue reading