My Top Ten Posts for 2017

. It’s time again for my annual list of top blog posts of the year. This year, my blogging focus turned from a mix of introspective posts and writing posts, to a more dedicated focus on writing. I’m now officially a writing blogger. (cue applause). The evolution was organic, and it feels right. And when … Read more

What happened when I stopped self-analyzing

A FB friend of mine and fellow writer, John Anthony James (remember that name, he’ll be big in the spec-fiction genre one day), posted an update on Facebook the other day. He commented how much happier he has been since he stopped self-analyzing. And how he feels he is much more able to ‘just live’. … Read more

Don’t put all your eggs in one basket

It’s a common saying, and one with good meaning. But I wonder if it’s one of those things that you only learn via experience? It must be, as I see so many people putting their eggs in one basket. Relying on one central thing in their life from which to draw their happiness. Whether it’s … Read more

Minimalism: It’s about the important things

The older I get, the more the idea of minimalism resonates with me. I’ve never been a hoarder, but still, at times, I feel overwhelmed by stuff. And the older I get, the more I feel myself rebelling against needless consumerism. It really gets my hackles up! When we moved house last year (May), it … Read more

One Word 2017

Happy New Year! Yes, we’ve turned the page on another new year. Closed the 2016 chapter, which I’m sure most people will be thankful for. Globally, 2016 was totally crap. With issues such as Terrorism, Brexit, and the disastrous U.S. Presidential Election dominating the news, as well as mourning so many of our talented artists … Read more

Don’t wait. The perfect time never comes.

What are you waiting for right now? The right moment,¬†enough money in the bank, for your schedule to free up just a little? That perfect time? Let me save you a little time, no, a lot of time. There is no right moment. You will never have enough money in the bank. And you will … Read more

From generic success to personal success

The other day someone asked me that dreaded question, ‘what do you do?’, to which I replied. ‘What don’t I do?’, cue loads of polite laughter. When that died down, I explained I worked in the family business and I am a writer. People are always intrigued when they hear the word ‘writer’, and I’ve … Read more