Comparison Is The Thief of Joy

Why do I always compare myself to others, and how do I find a way to stop? It's the end of November and NaNoWriMo is over. People are tallying up their words to see if they've hit the magical 50,000 word count, and if they've "won" or not. I didn't win. I had no aspirations... Continue Reading →

Why You Should Do NaNoWriMo – Especially If You Don’t Want To

Let’s talk about NaNoWriMo – or National Novel Writing Month as it’s called – the annual project everyone goes crazy about in November as they try to write a 50,000 word novel in a month. This will be my fourth year “competing”, but my first since I started doing it where I'm not actually prepared... Continue Reading →

Guest Blog – Gillian Barnes Writes With Others, 2021

Gillian Barnes first launched her #GBWritesWithOthers initiative in 2019, when she invited a lot of great writers and creatives to write articles and blog post, to share ideas, inspiration and motivation. This year, I wrote a piece about how writing is a marathon, not a sprint - comparing it to my own preparations for my... Continue Reading →

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