July 24, 2017 - 4:30 am
Well now! Do I expose my behaviour to the world? Okay, here we go. First, I’m superstitious or maybe ‘ultra-aware’. I’m sensitive to sounds, movement and the energy around me. Some of my friends can write in buses, in cars, in coffee shops and restaurants. That is admirable. I can research or edit in those … Continue reading Writing Rituals
July 17, 2017 - 6:14 am
That’s a quote from the amazing Anne Lamott – an American novelist and non-fiction writer. She felt unable to produce much writing because of exhaustion from a book tour, renovating a new home and moving in with her life partner. She needed to put writing aside. Just for while, until she felt ready to create … Continue reading Life in general got a little too ‘lifey’.
June 5, 2017 - 1:24 pm
Lately it has become difficult, sometimes impossible for me to remain removed from the tragedy of world events. What’s happening ‘out there’ all over the world is heart-breaking. Living in the province of Quebec for a number of years I was exposed to chaotic, theatrical and unusual politics. But those issues pale in contrast to what I’m reading, witnessing and absorbing now. I’m … Continue reading Filtering Out the Noise
October 20, 2016 - 10:01 pm
Ah yes, a mere thirteen years after joining a romance writing group, I’m pleased to say that I’ve written one. My contemporary romance Finding Hayden is finally released into the universe. Of course, this isn’t my first romance. I wrote at least three, that were not exactly ready for public consumption. My first romance consisted of … Continue reading Finding Hayden
May 8, 2015 - 10:00 am
I’ve been pondering the positive aspects of living ‘away’ and focussing only on writing. Of course, the immediate thought is – “I’m simply not home.” For different writers – ‘home’ and its complexities means different things. For me, I’m away from my kitchen. We tend to entertain and having a crowd around the table is a frequent … Continue reading Do writing retreats work?