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    Writing Wednesday

    Today’s Writing Wednesday Writing prompt is about fear. It’s been something that has been playing on my mind lately. What have you been too scared to? Has fear stopped you from doing what you really want to do in life? It’s time to explore it and get over it. That deep gut wrenching fear is stopping you from walking over to that investor to introduce yourself. How do you talk yourself over that ledge? For a chance at free editing, send your entires to submissions(at)dreamingfullyawake(dot)com for a chance at free editing

  • Facing Fear

    I’ve been having some doubts and it’s not about my writing. That I have down packed. It’s about sharing it. I can happily write blog posts and talk to people, I can share my short stories and snippets but for the life of me, it terrifies me to share my novel with people. I’ve been working on it for so long, but I know that I need to get some other people reading it, part of me is terrified that they won’t get it and I’ll have to be back at the drawing board for it all, but there’s another piece of me that just doesn’t want to acknowledge that…

  • Following My Dreams

    I vowed to stop doing writing and reading when I eat, it’s not very beneficial to being present in a meal, but sometimes I get the most vivid of ideas when I’m sitting at the table eating and just thinking. So I had to get this down! I’ve learned a lot more lately. My short trip back home over the weekend was different. I ran away when I should have spoken up because I didn’t want to hurt the feelings of a loved one and it was easier to than snapping but I also learned something else, something that I probably should have confirmed. I’m allowed to do things for…

  • Embracing what you have

      Just as a side note, before I start today’s blog post, if you haven’t noticed, I’ve moved over to a new place. I’m now a dot com and I’ve got a new theme. I’m trying to figure out if I really like it, but so far it’s good. I also have a new email! It’s all so exciting. I’m embracing the new. Now onto today’s blog. My gorgeously strong Mum has joined me over here in Melbourne for a week with my brother for my on coming graduation and I learnt that embracing what you have is powerful, it’s unique and I should have done so when I was…

  • Staying Positive When It Comes to Rewriting

    I thought that I’d have this down. I thought that writing my second draft would be easy.  I thought I could stay positive when I started the rewrite. I was wrong. So, so, soooo wrong. I was cocky and expectant. I thought that by now I’d surely be able to finish it and be ready and raring to go for more edits. Did you know that only 5% of an a first draft makes it into the second? Five per cent. Do you know how terrifying that actually is? This novel has been a work in progress for 12 years from it’s conception as an idea I had in year 9.…

  • Beyond The Great Divide

    I feel like I just stole a Linkin Park song title…oops. Today I want to talk a little bit about the all and mighty powerful Fear. Fear has been something that I spent my entire life dreading. As a kid I suffered from a case of anxiety that even my doctor didn’t know I had. It wasn’t until I was old enough to actually understand the symptoms that I even know it was a kind of anxiety problem and it seemed to stay with me for a very long time (even now I get mild cases where I have to check and recheck facts and places before I’m 100% sure…

  • Roll on in 2014

    It’s been 2014 for just about 12 hours now, and I’m loving it already. This is is going to be the year of me. It’s going to be all about busting through resistance, challenging myself, doing something fearful, and just loving myself. I’m not going to make resolutions, because in the years that I did, I didn’t get there. I’m making statements. Last year it was to get fit. I did that, this year, it’s to get fitter. Last year I said I was going to finish the first draft of my novel. I did that. This year I plan to finish the first draft and rewrites x2. I can…