Writing

Creativity, stress and made-up pressure

I’ve just realised I’ve been doing something totally ridiculous.   In the corner of my bedroom sits a pile of notes for the novel I am writing/not writing (depending on which month you ask me). Every time I look at this pile (see photo above), I feel stressed. The pile itself cannot be the problem.… Continue reading Creativity, stress and made-up pressure

Creativity

Do you go ‘weird’ if you’re not being creative?

“Have you done any writing or drawing lately?” J asked. “Not really," I said, "why?” “Because you get really crotchety if you don’t create something.” "Huh?!" Strange as it sounds, this was news to me. Everyone has their up and down days but I hadn’t appreciated that not being creative meant I was waaaay more likely to… Continue reading Do you go ‘weird’ if you’re not being creative?

Writing

The terrifying gap between what’s in your head and what comes out on paper

So, I have found my calling. (Hurrah!) I am going to be a children’s writer! (Tra-la-la) Now I just need to sit down and finish writing my book. (Uh-oh. Can’t I sit here and daydream about seeing my words in print?) No. (Can’t I do some research and think about my characters and their names… Continue reading The terrifying gap between what’s in your head and what comes out on paper

Writing

Dealing with rejection (the 33 per cent rule)

You know the sort of person who sings karaoke in pubs? The sort of person who stands up on stage and sings (or screeches) to their heart’s content…and seems to be having a whale of a time doing it? I sometimes wonder how the hell they manage to do this without drowning in a tidal… Continue reading Dealing with rejection (the 33 per cent rule)

Random thoughts & things

Wobbly moment alert

Last weekend, during the second module of my Hypnotherapy Diploma, I had a major wobble. We were learning about Time Lines, where you regress someone back along a line that represents their life and reframe a negative event from their past. @”&*#^#!”!! I really struggle with this kind of thing. Seriously, it makes me cringe. It was then that the… Continue reading Wobbly moment alert