• 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…

  • The Florentine Bridge

      I feel like I may be a bit of biased when it comes to this gorgeous book, mostly, because my friend, Vanessa Carnevale wrote it. It’s totally fine to toot the trumpet for your friend, isn’t it? I was lucky enough to get to work with Vanessa early last year and was with her on the tail end of her journey to get this amazing book signed with a publisher. She is an amazing and wonderful lady and I couldn’t be more proud of her, but that’s enough for the mush, let’s get into this amazing book. I have had the pleasure of being able to read some of Vanessa’s writing…

  • Are you ready to be Bloghearted too?

    Another release of Bright-Eyed and Bloghearted is coming around the corner on June 1st and it’s going to be the only one for 2015 because our beautiful leader, Rachel McDonald, is going to bring her her little bloghearted boy into the world this year! Yay. Now this course, oh gosh, this course has actually been a life saver. It’s content is rich and it’s given me the push to do what I want, you see I was doing BEBH next to B-School and I found that I got more out of Bloghearted alone. I was able to do my about page and share it with the beautiful woman in the…

  • Time Has No Meaning When Dealing With Grief

      Grieving is a funny process. It’s overwhelming and it’s probably harder than anything I’ve ever had to come across. Since Saturday I haven’t been able to keep a clear track of what’s been happening. Days are mixed up. I feel like it’s still Saturday and I’m going through the motions. I’m laughing to keep myself sane, keeping busy to stop the thoughts but most of all I’m trying to stop the tears. I’m keeping them at bay. I wrote this in the midst of things. It was going to be this post but I got distracted by everything and I didn’t get a chance to finish it. Starting today’s…

  • Dead Letter Circus

      Today’s blog post is supposed to be about the writing progress (I now have more than 1600 words towards my novel and I epically wrote 1400 on the way to Bendigo to see my darling friend) but after last night. Just wow. I don’t think I can cover writing and that’s okay, these are my words, this is my safe place, I can do whatever I want and no one can tell me otherwise. I should start at the beginning. My love affair with Dead Letter Circus was when I heard Big while I was trolling youtube for new music to write with. This was close to five years…

  • Freeing Myself

    I have a confession to make. It’s been playing on my mind a lot lately and I think it’s time to fess up. I’d love to say that I’m always on the go, always ready to do things, but that would be a lie, and my dear dreamers, I don’t want to lie to you. Module two of BE+BH was dropped yesterday before I had to go to work and last night the first module of B-School dropped. I would love to say that I’ve been busily getting on top of it, but frankly I haven’t even printed out the modules or fully looked at all of the vids. I…

  • Declaring My Dreams

    I had a great day yesterday. I got up, blogged, wrote, chatted, pulled an oracle card out (I lovelovelove  my mermaid deck) and meditated, all before I left to go to my retail job. It made working a literal breeze. It was probably one of the first times where I really sat back and saw that I could really achieve when I’m in the right state of mind. It was beautiful and I want to keep it but I want to leave my retail job. I really need to. By June or July I want to be done with this retail bull. Don’t get me wrong, I adore the people…

  • 10 people I admire

    I’ve put this blog post off longer than I can fathom and that’s purely because trying to figure out 10 beautiful souls, that i admire, is so damn hard. I want to put almost everyone into the mix, but it’s hard, you can’t admire all of the people who you think are beautiful and amazing. So I’m picking 10 very amazing people. Not a very easy feat, I have to say, but I’m going to try. It’s a mixture of people in my life and people who I admire from afar (don’t mix up admiration for jealous, I know I’m trying hard not to do that). Tara Bliss – This blissful…

  • 2013 in review

    So like many of the other blogs I follow religiously, many have done a review of 2013 and I think, while I normally do this closer to the 31st, I’ll start now. At the start of the year I had no plan. I wanted to get fitter (check) and healthier (check) but the main one? It was to finish the first draft of my novel. I had my doubts. I thought i couldn’t do it, but hell i did it. I did it with a month or so spare. I also got accepted into BWAP’s Manuscript fellowship where the head of my course sat down and read my novel cover…

  • Emerging Writers’ Festival 2013

    So I wanted to get this done earlier but life has been so hectic and I finally have a quiet moment. I must say this years EWF was amazing! The new director and program was a hit. There were so many things that I went to that i enjoyed. I think what made it a little more fun was the fact that I was able to go these events with people I adore. Megan and Peta were my musketeers and it was a lot of fun! I think I loved the fact that we could be immersed in this literary world as a newbie. Or at least for me. I…