Tag Archives: fear of writing

Editing. And marketing. This is the present continuous…

I was walking down the road (as I do quite frequently these days), mulling over what I should post about today, and I thought of two things. Editing and marketing. It only occurred to me as I was typing the … Continue reading

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Fear of success – after you’ve been successful

I wasn’t even sure I was going to write a post today because I am so excited about the post I wrote yesterday regarding a collaborative story I want to write on this blog. But now I’ve reached the middle … Continue reading

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Never give up. Never surrender.

Today I’m using a metaphor for life. Oh yeah. I’m that good. One day in Peru I had to take a doctor up to the ranch to get him comfortable with galloping and asked one of my colleagues if she … Continue reading

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Novelists writing short stories?

A long time ago, after the dinosaurs died out but before the discovery of bronze, I knew I wanted to be a writer. Yes, even then. I also knew what kind of writing I wanted to do. I wanted to … Continue reading

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Those days when you just don’t want to write…

Anyone who has been reading this blog with any regularity will have noticed that I’m doing pretty well on the writing front. Apart from one day last week when I didn’t write anything I have written around 3k a day … Continue reading

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Push yourself to reveal your true potential

On Wednesday of last week my brand new (that day) critique partner, Leona Bushman, suggested we write a chapter a day, five days a week. This was to be our goal so as to make us a/both accountable to ourselves … Continue reading

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Small victories are worth celebrating too, and another tip for increasing traffic

So, today is the eighth day of my blog’s life. Over days one through seven my baby garnered 351 hits, averaging out around 50 per day. This made, and still makes, me ridiculously happy. I put myself out there and … Continue reading

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Never give up on your dreams

After a couple of difficult years I was determined, on 1st January 2011, that 2011 would be my year. I would really work on my writing, get fit and lose the extra weight which not so much crept on as … Continue reading

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The Writing Journey…

I just wrote a few hundred words on what I was and was not going to blog about and then deleted it all, sure in the knowledge that it would only convince an even larger portion of the population of … Continue reading

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