That didn’t work out so well… and a book recommendation

The road to hell may be paved with many things other than good intentions, but I do know that it does not take much to be lured into taking a detour…
Waaay back when my new website went live, I determined to post a new blog entry each week.

Didn’t happen.

I could share the usual excuses, but you’ve heard them all. Suffice it to say that I have been busy, and not all busyness can be attributed to writing-related activities. Not enough of it, truth be told.

I’m juggling two WIPs, working on a couple of community projects that take up a bit to of time, working my usual 4 shifts a week, spending time with friends and family reading, lounging, vegging..

But I will try to do better.


Each blog post I will pass on at least one tip or resource that you – or someone you know – might find useful in your work. Today, courtesy of Julie Ferguson of Beacon Literary Services comes a recommendation of a good book on travel writing: LONELY PLANET’S GUIDE TO TRAVEL WRITING by Dan George, whose own website is worth exploring.


A new year, a new website


A new year. A new website. And a new commitment to update it regularly and post something on the blog at least once a week.

There. I’ve said it aloud. Which might do the trick of keeping me on track.

Commitment and momentum are two of the greatest challenges to many writers. We want to have written, but the effort required to actually get to a place and space to write, is a major challenge.

It’s that time of year when resolutions abound. Mine is to Show Up and Work – every day. One 50-minute stretch at a minimum. More, with ten minute breathers between if at all possible. On works in progress or on ideas that are newly-hatched.

What comes out of it is beyond my control, to a great extent. I commit to do the work. The rest will take care of itself.

That will do for a start.

All the best to you in 2016. In your writing and your life.