Am I a Real Writer?

Otherwise known as Imposter Syndrome. I see this question come up a lot online. And for once, this is something I don’t suffer from — at least not yet. I do, however, have some thoughts on overcoming it. As mentioned in my post about anxiety, finding that little unemotional voice in your head is key. […]

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The Anxiety Monster

“OMG, I suck!” “What if everyone knows I suck but me?” “Who is ever going to want to read this drivel?” “What was I thinking?” “Why am I wasting everyone’s time?” Negative self-talk is always the easiest to listen to. It tells us we aren’t worthy, and it happily drowns out ten times its weight […]

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The Year of Putting Myself Out There

Apparently starts now. About two weeks ago I found out (at the last-minute) about the MWA first crime novel contest. And me in my new year frenzy of optimism thought to myself, ‘I can be ready to enter that by the deadline’. Ignoring, of course, that it’s generally thought to be a bad idea to […]

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2019 – New Year New Goals

I’ve been pretty contemplative the last couple of weeks. As we spiral down to the end of 2018, I find myself thinking about all of the changes that have come my way this year. My family has dealt with a whole host of medical issues, some good, some not so good. I’ve lost 20kg since […]

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NaNoWriMo – I Did It!

I made it! 50,000 words in roughly 26 days. And I am beat. As predicted, I am roughly 2/3rds plus a bit into my manuscript, but hey, 50,000 words of manuscript in less than a month is a pretty darned good start. For a lot of folks, and even for me my first several times participating […]

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Word Salad — Ceviche

Ceviche. Something you don’t see on the prairies, and if you do, you should probably just walk away. I must admit, I have missed the Word Salad posts. And it has been a while since I posted anything — sorry about that — so I thought I would bring back a classic. What have I […]

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