Looking Back and Moving Forwards

So, the year is almost over, my deadline has been and gone and despite my best efforts, I still don’t have a finished book.

To say I’m disappointed would be an understatement. However, not everything in life goes according to plan, and like I said last month, I have no intention of sitting around moping. As far as I’m concerned, you only fail – truly fail – when you stop trying. And I’m not going to do that.

In the new year my position as a student writer will come to an end. I’m also cutting down my (paid) working hours to free up more time, and I’ve decided to take a break from blogging too. I’ll be back when my draft is complete, but until then I’d just like to say thank you – to everyone who’s shown me even the tiniest smidgeon of support. It really does make a difference.

Words of Wisdom
(from my journey so far…)

No matter how much you love writing, there will be times when you hate it.

Social media can be both a blessing and a curse.

No two writers are the same. Listen to advice, but do what works for you.

A desktop hourglass can do wonders for productivity.

Inspiration can come from anywhere. Keep your eyes, ears and mind open.

Be careful about trusting your memory. You might remember in the morning, but you might not.

Disappointing books can be surprisingly motivating.

You don’t always have to have a plan when you sit down to start writing.

One copy – digital or paper – is never enough.

It’s impossible to please everyone. If you believe in what you’re doing, stick with it.


Image courtesy of  Dave Morrison Photography on Flickr