• Writing Wrap Up

    11/5-17/5 I had wanted to get this up on Monday but then I updated my website and it broke, twice. Go figure. My web guy got it back for me and I haven’t put that plugin back on. Maybe I didn’t need it in the end. Anyway, moving forward. I thought that it would be cool to actually sit down and see what would happen if I noted what I wrote in a week, and it was really interesting because I used to always think that writing a little bit every day was good and it some cases it is but as I integrate  working part time with a big…

  • Fury by Rachel Vincent

    Ahh the lucky last book on The Menagerie Trilogy: Fury by Rachel Vincent. If you’ve followed along, you’ll know what I’m talking about but if you haven’t here’s my review of Book 1 and Book 2. I have to say that I forgot that I had this, it’s been a little bit stressful and I’ve been consumed by work and my health. I’m going to do an update real soon about my health, I’m managing it but I don’t want it to take over this review. Let’s get into it, but also beware, there may be some spoilers. Fury is the final instalment into the Menagerie Trilogy and where we…

  • Walking in this World – Week 4

    This week is all about discovering a sense of adventure and looking at personal baggage. The essays are about claiming a great sense of freedom and just how to dismantle unconscious mechanisms that have been put in place to stop artistic expression. Cameron focuses on just how much self-acceptance is the route to self-expression. Most of these essays seem to be talking right at me and it’s something How many days this week did you do your Morning Pages? I’ve turned a new page! Literally. I’ve started to make sure that I’ve been making time to do them, and if it’s not in the morning, I’m doing them when I…

  • Walking In This World – Week 3

    This week is all about discovering a sense of perspective and the main topics of focus were medicine and how creativity is healing in itself, something that I’ve known for some time but it’s nice to see someone else bring it to the forefront and really it was probably the part that had me nodding hardcore with everything. Cameron also goes into depth about how art is therapeutic and not just therapy, I’d have to say that this has to be my most favourite Week, so far. It’s perfect in every way. The last part of the chapter is how artist’s are cartographers in that they are able to map…

  • Walking in this World – Week 2

    This week was all about discovering a Sense of Proportion. And setting boundaries. 1. How many days this week did you do your Morning Pages? I’ve been more inconsistent with my Morning Pages, mostly because I think I’m avoiding. Or I make the excuse that I’m too tired, so it’s been a little while. I’d probably say I only did it like 2 or 3 times. I know I need to get really moving with this. I might have to cut the three page limit to something that is more managable for me. 2. Did you do your Artist’s Date this week? I took myself out of the house and…

  • Walking in This World – Week 1

    Here we are again! Another Julia Cameron book, another 12 weeks to get through. I debated doing a read through and then going back and not doing it, but I couldn’t help myself, I have to go through an do it week by week, even if it means I may mess up, but you know what? I’m ok with that. This week was all about discovering a Sense of Origin. 1. How many days this week did you do your Morning Pages? I managed to get, maybe, 4 out of the 7 days? I think. It’s been a tough week this week. I’ve had to get up and really push…

  • Triggers Help Heal You

    A few weeks back I went to dinner with two of my girlfriends and we were talking about a couple of people that we had followed and what not and it was amusing because I’d just seen that a few of them had brought out books recently and I was really triggered by that. I can’t even say was yet. I still am triggered. They wrote books. And got them published. And that’s all I’ve ever wanted to do since I was first exploring the word of writing. But the real thing here is that I didn’t say anything until I saw a mutual follower between one of my friends…

  • I have Writer’s Block

    Did that get your attention? I bet it did. It got mine when I realised that I had it. But it’s not what you think. I’m not physically blocked. Not like when Dad passed away and I had to deal with the tangle of emotions I had before I could push through the fog to get there, definitely not like that. I can still write. I write almost every day. Emails. Text messages. Instagram posts. Love notes. Lists. Card explanations. University assignments. Forum replies. I write a lot but I find that I don’t have enough time to relaly write. Did I just echo what you feel? It’s hard to…

  • NaNoWriMo 2018

    It’s here again! NaNoWriMo is here and I’m way too busy this year to try and smash out a ridiculous amount of works and stay sane. Ha! I got a promotion at my retail work and I’ll be deep in my training for my new position as a lighting designer and I’m way excited about it, also a little nervous, but it’s the good kind of nervous!  And while I’ll be doing my training it happens to be smack back on a day that I’m at work but that’s not going to stop me.  This year I’m revisiting Travis’s book, for the third time. Maybe this will be the charm?…

  • The Memories that Make Us – Vanessa Carnevale

    Whew, it’s been a hot minute since I’ve done a book review. I’ve been deep in the depths of reading for uni and after doing an entire subject on retelling stories and going through the different kinds of stories and how they’re retold. I adored it and I have a totally different view on stories and how each different kind of story “archetype” has lend themselves to the every day stories. As one subjects ends, another starts and I’m currently nearly through my last subject for the year, which is based around short stories, it’s been a challenging semester, that’s for sure. I don’t do short stories all that well.…