Stop whining and get back to work

I had planned to write a post about my next venture. That’s still the plan but I'm taking a quick detour to share something important. I’m reading Elizabeth Gilbert’s Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear. (I wasn’t sure about the book at first but it's just got better and better and now I am ever… Continue reading Stop whining and get back to work


Don’t live somebody else’s dream

Elizabeth Gilbert (author of Eat Pray Love) recently posted this photo of herself on facebook. What’s remarkable about this photo is that it is distinctly unremarkable. Yet this is her living her dream. She says: “This photo captures exactly what I did for three straight years. I sat in a chair, reading books about botany,… Continue reading Don’t live somebody else’s dream


15 minutes to write a novel

Inspired by Ira’s comforting words on writing and disappointment, I have been writing more regularly over the last week (virtually every day). No matter how often I write though, I never seem to make it past 15 minutes. This is still good news, of course. It’s amazing how much writing you can get done in… Continue reading 15 minutes to write a novel


Why I decided to keep writing this blog

Funny how tiny decisions can change the course of your life. Last week I glanced at the DVDs by the checkouts in Sainsbury’s and spied Eat Pray Love for the bargain price of £3. I dismissed the notion of buying it (I don’t have much money – why fritter it away on a DVD?). But… Continue reading Why I decided to keep writing this blog