It has been an odd weekend. Yesterday, in a bid for spending some time with the family and taking advantage of the good weather, I thought we would go to Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park in Belfast. There is a children's park there so I thought we would take a walk and end in … Continue reading Meaningless Time is Not Always Wasted Time
...of heat. And that's about enough, thank you very much. I didn't come to Northern Ireland to enjoy the sun. I mean it's hot, super hot. It really isn't, in the grand scheme of temperatures around the world. Not even close compared to where I come from, but you do get used to the change … Continue reading Day 32 – It’s Been Two Weeks and Four Days…
I've struggled with writing this today. Not because of the content that I am about to produce, which should be brief, but because I've been in the gym and then wrestled with the kids to go to bed in between trying to take a shower and now I'm just tired. That about sums it up. … Continue reading Day 31 – Looking Back, This is Progress
I was doing some writing yesterday and I was momentarily shocked by my own conviction that I would not only finish the draft, but work on editing it and polishing it till it was as good as I could possibly make it. This is something that has never happened to me before. Usually I am … Continue reading Day 27 and 28 – What are You Afraid of?
My husband says I get notions, and now my notion is crime shows. Well, there is a reason for it. I have follow-the-white-rabbit syndrome, like many writers. You might think, what's that? First, that's a name of a made up syndrome, but it does describe an actual occurrence. As we settle for writing something, a … Continue reading Day 26 – The Me Inside
I have watched a fair bit of West Wing in my days, yes. It was just one of those days in which nothing happened. I did a fair bit of writing, 2138 words. The way I've planned my writing time seems to be working well. I've also started on a new piece of editing, so … Continue reading Day 25 – A Slow News Cycle
You might wonder what the title is all about. Well, I replied to one of Mark Hamill's twitter comments and he liked it. I almost feel as if I was part of the Star Wars family. It's the happiest day of my life. It's even better than the birth of my children because it was … Continue reading Day 24 – Luke Skywalker Liked my Post!!!
It's been a bit of a hectic day. It was A's induction day to nursery, which was odd and a bit of a deja vu, since we went through this same process with E two years ago. And still another time to go through it in just over three years. I think L, all while … Continue reading Day 23 – Headless I Tell You
Procrastination is such an awkward word. And ugly, like the thing itself. It's also a very serious illness that affects four of every five would be writers and some famous authors too. I don't think there is any other endeavour out there that suffers from procrastination as much as writers do. What is it about … Continue reading Day 22 – Unfulfilled Dream, Thy Name is Procrastination.
It takes, they said, twenty-one days to form a new habit and, as I said twenty days ago, I was trying to form the habit of being more positive about myself and the way I look. I also did say that I would give it thirty days to be on the safe side, so we're … Continue reading Day 21 – Are We There Yet?