• Dreamer Series: Vanessa Carnevale and The Memories That Make Us

    And here starts a new series. I have some pretty amazing writer friends and they’re all doing amazing and wonderful things that make my inner cheerleader flip through the air, one of those amazing friends is Vanessa Carnevale. Vanessa and I met through an online blogging course we did and when we realised we were both writing coaches and writing books we clicked, but really she invited me onto her podcast first and things went from there. I was lucky enough to have the chance to see some early pages of The Memories that Make Us, so I have been so excited to see this process come to fruition. And getting…

  • Menagerie by Rachel Vincent

    Ok, so many of you know that my favourite author is Rachel Vincent (and if you don’t you now know) and I’ve followed her career and freaking loved every book she’s brought out and while I used to be really on top of her releases I fell behind a little when life got a little too busy for me, but that’s also pretty much an excuse, I know it, anyway I’m digressing before I even really start. I want to talk about Rachel’s book Menagerie, I followed along on Twitter as she spoke about how much of a mammoth challenge this book was and it wasn’t until I read it…

  • NaNo Diaries 2017 – Day 30

    The last day of NaNoWriMo 2017 was pretty uneventful. I, unfortunately, had to work all day and it was pretty gross. But I did manage to get some words in which really nice, not really as much as I wanted and I have to admit that the story was finally getting a little easier. I feel like Travis and I were finally getting somewhere and I hope that I’ll be able to get back into it. I have a little more notes now and I’m fleshing out the story. While I’m going to be working predominately on a few other projects I will come back to this one. I’m not going…

  • NaNo Diaries 2017 – Day 29

    There was supposed to be more time today, but I did manage to get some words done, which is actually really nice, it wasn’t much, but it was enough to really get anywhere. Having stocktake at work today has made it really hard to want to write. I have been up since stupid o’clock and even though I got to leave earlier than what was said, I did spend most of the time pretty frustrated because my air conditioner isn’t quite working, the man came to fix it and cleaned the filter but it’s still leaking and that makes trying to focus hard. I love the heat but I don’t do…

  • NaNo Diaries 2017 – Day 28

    I’m starting to sound like a broken record here, I had plans to get so much writing done but I did a full day of work today and it was hectic. Some days when I work full days and spend the entire day talking to customers I just want to shrink away and not do much, Travis and I have had so many issues with this story, mostly because I don’t know what’s happening and Travis is being so stubborn. Mostly I like a challenge but this is getting ridiculous. Come on, Travis, work with me a little. Please! Words: 0

  • NaNo Diaries 2017 – Day 27

    Today, well I didn’t get very far, it’s been a pretty crappy week, I’ve been dealing with a lot of emotions things in the last few days and I’ve been hoping that I could write through it but my brain isn’t letting me. Today’s update is going to be pretty short, which makes me sad because this has been probably my least productive NaNoWriMo in years, but I think that this is ok too. Words: 0 Distractions: Everything

  • NaNo Diaries 2017 – Day 26

    This seems to be a little bit of a problem. I’ve done no writing in like three days and it’s starting to get bad, like I’m losing who I am as a person and maybe it’s because this is challenging so much or because I keep being so busy with work. Uni finished and I was supposed to be finished with all of the pushing and hustling, but it seems like I’m still managing to do it with work and maybe it’s my inability to say no…or perhaps even when I do, I get made to feel like I’m crap. And that’s what I hate. No writing today either. And…

  • NaNo Diaries 2017 – Day 25

    It’s the freaking weekend…and that doesn’t mean much in this retail moonlighter’s life. Just means that it’s hectic. And boy was today busy, I didn’t manage to get any writing done before work, which is fine, but then I didn’t end up getting any done later, either. Had date night with the man and watched the Justice League movies, which I really enjoyed, yeah there were a lot of plot holes and things that could have been done differently but all in all it was a good movie. I loved the whole theme of Hope throughout the movie…and who doesn’t love Gal Gadot in leather…can we just appreciate her for…

  • NaNo Diaries 2017 – Day 24

    Today is a new day, I got myself to the gym and managed to hit my workout pretty good, I keep getting pretty frustrated because I wanted to do my finisher which includes using the ropes but every time I go to use it or even think that it’ll be the next thing I use, the functional area at the gym becomes crowded (which is where the ropes are) and I can’t seem to do it. Ugh, but oh well. I had every intention to write today, but even as I sat down to do it, my brain just didn’t want to do it. I tinkered around with a little…

  • NaNo Diaries 2017 – Day 23

    I had such huge hopes for today, but I got a text the night before from the assistant manager at work and he wasn’t feeling too good, so I managed to not get any writing done at all. I wanted to, but it didn’t look like it was going to happen. Sometimes writing and NaNoWriMo is all about taking the time you need. Normally I go all out at the beginning because I know what my stamina is like at the end of the month. The close I get to Christmas (and being in retail) work ramps up and I get no time for me. After work I was so…