Doubt, Insecurity & Unexpected Opportunities

Anyone who knows me will know that I’m no stranger to the self-doubt monster. I try repeatedly to tell myself that I am a good writer and a good editor, but sometimes you need those external sources to provide you with the little boost. For me, multiple events in very recent times have provided me with the boost that I needed.

I can do this!

Let me take a step back and set the stage for you.

My regular readers will know that last year I was stricken down by a MASSIVE case of self-doubt, complicated by the green-eyed monster threatening to strangle me. Add on top of this the fact that I chose to submit to PitchWars for the second year running (same novel), knowing perfectly well that I wasn’t going to get in (my word counts would have been seen as too high). I had decided back then to shelve my entire fantasy series and shift my focus to a standalone thriller and the military science fiction series that I’m writing with my US-based writing partner. That is still the plan, but it was a massive emotional setback.Read More

Can’t is an evil word… It shouldn’t exist.

Recently, scrolling through my Twitter feed, I came across a post about the wonderful word can’t.

If you say you cant, you are only bullshitting yourself

You ignore the little bit of swearing, but of course I had to reply.Read More

Musical Support

Many of us have that one special someone in our lives that helps drive us forward. It doesn’t need to be a spouse or partner. It could be a parent, a sibling… a friend. They are the one person that will help you pick up the pieces when your world comes crashing down around you. For me, that one person is my husband.Read More

Fighting Spirit

Yet another fine piece of work by Andrei Kope. The more I see of his talents, the more I get excited about the work that I might get him to do for me. This piece, Fighting Spirit, is just stunning.

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