Two weeks before Christmas

These past few days have been interesting. It was the first week of the school holidays, so I’ve had to adapt to the change in schedule. Fortunately, I still had some time to myself when my boys were at vacation care and kindy, or visiting their grandmother. My writing schedule for this week was as […]

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The joy of blogging

I went to a writing workshop a couple of weeks ago that talked about what to do once you finished writing your book if you wanted to get traditionally published in Australia. I’d kind of already decided to self-publish my next book, so I only went along because one of my critique partners was disappointed she […]

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Nanowrimo 2015 Outcome

So! It’s the first of December and Nanowrimo finished yesterday. Did I reach 50,000 words? No. I did not. But… I did finish writing my novel AND I started a sequel, so overall I feel that the whole venture was a roaring success.

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How I’m Surviving Nanowrimo

I’m just over half-way through Nanowrimo, and so far I am loving it! I’ve managed to write almost every day, or have done more on either side of missed days to keep to my target. This year has felt easier than last year (which I finished but with a slightly stressful last few days), and […]

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Nanowrimo 2015

It’s November, which means it’s National Novel Writing Month! I have decided to use the time this year to finish my third novel. Last year was my first ever successful completion of the event, and it turned into Dismissed. I have high hopes for this year. The book I’m currently writing started off with the working title Perfume Therapy, […]

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On Writing

I’m not sure what I could say about this book that probably hasn’t already been said a million times. This is my all-time favourite book on writing. If I had to pick only one book about writing to recommend to people, this would be it. I have to admit, I haven’t read a lot of Stephen […]

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Imperfect Chemistry

This was exactly what I was in the mood for when I discovered it – a cute romantic comedy featuring likeable characters and an easy-to-follow plot. Lucy, the main character, is basically a female version of Sheldon from The Big Bang Theory, except I pictured her to look and sound like Amy Farrah Fowler. Lucy […]

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Hector and the Search for Happiness

This was a quick, fun read. I have long been a fan of self-improvement books that are presented in the form of a quest, so this was right up my alley. When I first started reading it, I found the language a bit too simple, almost patronising. But after a while, I really got into […]

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A Wild Sheep Chase

This is my third Murakami book, and probably the most confusing of the three (the other two being Norwegian Wood and 1Q84). I loved it, but I’m not sure how to explain why. I am not the kind of person who can dig into themes and subtext and give everyone an insight into the deeper […]

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Horns

A couple of my writer friends and I have formed an unofficial book club. So far, we have read Maybe In Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid (an awesome Sliding Doors type story), Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover (sorry, I just couldn’t finish it!) and now Horns by Joe Hill. I read a lot of […]

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