2017 in Retrospect

This last year has been a series of roller coaster rides. There were even some real roller coasters involved. A lot of them. I love roller coasters (Though I could do without the metaphor in daily life, even while appreciating that the ups have to be balanced by the downs. Also, on real roller coasters the dips are sometimes the best part, the sudden sharp drops the most exciting… You know what, it’s a stupid metaphor). But while there were […]

Happy New Year… Ish…

Rather delayed post sending off the mess that was 2016 and welcoming in 2017 with some sort of pomp and circumstance. I spent the holidays visiting friends and family in North America which, following the month off to work on NaNoWriMo and self care, contributed to my brain not wanting to focus on writing. In short, November was an interesting experiment, especially with my novel being surprisingly relevant to my own struggles with self care and therefore a useful tool […]

Unresolved for 2016

The start of a new year usually brings with it all those (often empty) promises to ourselves and others to get our lives back in order, get healthier in some way or other, and make sure the new year is way better than the year we’re leaving behind, often with a bit of relief. I for one am all too guilty of saying, “I can’t wait until this year is over,” as if the start of a new year will […]