Category: #inspiration

  • Cheers to My Yesterday

    Cheers to My Yesterday

    A little poem from my random Bursts of Words collection. Cheers to the yesterday that broke me, stole all I had until I was nothing. It chipped away at my sanity and left me for dead. Yesterday threw rock after rock at me until I fell over the edge. It kept throwing rocks so I […]

  • Final Chapter!

    What a perfect day to finish my beta copy of Out of Ashes. It’s been amazing to work on the latest draft and, despite life getting in the way, I’ve put the final changes into my final chapters all in time to finish 2020. Well… technically. The final chapters just need a SpaG edit, then […]

  • Sharing Some Winter Cheer!

    Inspiration comes from all kinds of places for me. There isn’t one single source that I can draw from. Seasonal things are inspirational too, like renewing things in spring, relaxing in the summer heat, or enjoying the beautiful colours of autumn. Winter cheer isn’t so different from Christmas cheer for me, but in the spirit […]

  • What’s Your Christmas Soundtrack?

    Some people love Christmas songs and carols while others despise them. That’s okay. I sometimes hate them myself.  Not this year. I’m loving pretty versions of Christmas classics and modern songs. I’ve found even more inspiration to spark my creativity. It’s mostly musical, but I like writing to tinkly Christmas music. It’s calming, thought provoking, […]

  • Little Snowflake!

    Winter’s coming, lol. Had to. It’s been a long few months since I started back at work after the lockdown, and I’m about ready for a nice Christmas. This year things are weird but good and I have two weeks off work to write, play music, and spend time with my parents.  My musical creativity […]

  • Creative Dissociation!

    I can lose myself in writing so much that time vanishes and, suddenly, it’s lunchtime or time to go to my day job. I’ve been very in and out with my writing pages of fun new revisions or crickets on my WIPs depending on the day or week.  After a mostly calm summer, things have […]

  • Death Is Only the Beginning!

    It’s an old Egyptian saying, which makes sense if you believe in an afterlife. Life is fleeting, but an afterlife is infinite. Okay, ideology aside, I’m referring to fantasy or Sci-Fi stories where death is either an evolved state or temporary. It happens with people dying and getting turned into cyborgs, fighting their way back […]

  • Organised Creativity and Creative Organisation!

    I bought a beautiful planner. I used to buy one at Christmas, but since I started teaching, I’ve bought one in August in time for the new academic year. It got me thinking how there is creativity in organisation.  My computer backgrounds alternate in themes from fantasy images, character inspiration, nature and space. Every time […]

  • Cleansing your Creative Palette!

    I have multiple project disorder where I keep having too many ideas and projects on the go. Sometimes it’s overwhelming, and I struggle to focus on one project at a time. I’ll be working on one project, then suddenly get zapped with ideas for another, and I can’t concentrate with all these clashing ideas.  It’s […]

  • More Inspiration?

    Yes please.  I admit I get overloaded with inspiration. Just the other night I had an awesome dream that prompted a future novel. I didn’t spend too long on it because I didn’t want to distract myself from Out of Ashes. But Fae and Foe (working title) has been on my mind for a while […]