Why am I writing anyway?

I’ve been writing regularly again for a while now, diverse topics, whatever has sprung into my brain at the time. But at the moment I’m not sure why I’m doing it. I suspect I know why it’s not working for me. Maybe it’s because I have a cold and am grumpy. Maybe it’s because writing…

Me and my writing

I’ve been a bit stop-start on my blog over the last few years, blogging less when I have had less spare time. But whatever else I do with my daily life, I am a writer as well. I rediscovered that back in 2012, writing every day as part of a 30 Day Challenge. And ever…

This started as a blank page

All blog posts start with a blank page. And somehow get filled with thoughts. The blank page is a bit daunting if you don’t feel as if you’re in a creative mood. But I find just starting to type something, anything, often loosens up the brain cells. I’m trying to get back into blogging regularly,…

How creative jealousy can be useful

I’ve had two envious moments recently. One relating to writing and one to photography. Neither of these envious moments is a surprise to me, as I’ve had similar ones before – seeing other people doing things I wish I had done myself. I’d love to have an article published in a magazine or a newspaper.…

Writing

I am a writer

I wrote this in October 2012 and published it elsewhere. I can now say that yes I am a writer – in addition to the many other things I do. I blog, I contribute to newsletters, I’ve published creative and factual ebooks, and I also write stuff in my job. It’s an interesting rambling read…

In which I publish a new ebook

I published a new ebook! It is (I think) the final in my small series of creative ramblings, published before I move onto some non-fiction projects. Called Creative Connections, it’s a bit of an eclectic mix, as it’s got a few left over pieces of prose, a load of poems, and a couple of styles…

Why I love writing

When I’m not on maternity leave, I work as a project director, managing communications projects and all the associated finances and resources. I like managing projects, but what I’m particularly drawn to is writing and photography. So it’s nice to indulge in both of those when I have time. Why do I love writing?  It…

My creative progress and current barriers

About 6 weeks ago I wrote a post about my creative plans for 2017/2018. My plans were: Enter one photography competition – Maidenhead and Me (which is also an exhibition) – closing date September 2017 Write and publish an ebook about my creative projects – by May 2018 Continue to write down all my creative…

Blogging again?

It’s funny what drives me to write blog posts. Sometimes it’s inspiration, sometimes it’s annoyance about something, and sometimes it’s just having too much spare time on my hands. Today it’s the latter.  My first day of maternity leave, coming after a busy couple of weeks at work, finishing off reports and handing over projects…

Why bother blogging?

I keep seeing updates on Facebook that this time 2 years ago I was doing Come Blog With Me, a daily blogging challenge. And I really enjoyed it. Yet now, I barely blog at all. In fact I haven’t written anything for this blog since July. I’ve posted a few creative snippets elsewhere, but even…

Sun through the trees

The need to blog

Written while on a plane, just got round to posting…. So I haven’t written a blog post in a while. Just the creative snippets which I enjoy finding in the corners of my brain. But I’ve been reading Elizabeth Gilbert’s new book “Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear” and was inspired to write a longer…

Lake at Black Park

Why I’m pondering the future of this blog

This blog has gone through several phases in its life. Its recent reincarnation happened at a time when I was sitting around at home recovering from an operation, with a lot of time on my hands to think and to write. And the posts got a bit more philosophical and felt a bit more personal.…

Friday reflection

Come Blog With Me Day 5 (you can find day 4 here) So it’s Friday, day 5 of Come Blog With Me, and my fifth blog post. It’s been an interesting week so far, seeing all the other people taking part and reading their blogs, noticing the differences in people’s blogging habits, and finding a…