Releasing Expectations

  Do you ever find yourself imagining what a particular future event or gathering or outing will be like? I expect everyone does! And finding joy in anticipating the future is a lovely way to add happiness to your daily life. But sometimes, putting expectations on things can cause problems.   My humans have often […]

Weeknotes – S07E50 – Gaining Control

Summary: I feel like I got control of the train a bit more this week – I got pretty much everything done that I’d planned and I didn’t feel overwhelmed. I also took some much-needed time off to relax, so I think I reached an equilibrium. I’m still really looking forward to an extended break […]

The Butterfly Effect

So, it turns out that networking is an interesting thing, which seems to generate more and more of itself, the more you do…   Which I guess makes sense – but the level to which it’s working out for me at the moment is quite astonishing!   I was thinking about putting together an email […]

Anyone’s Rift

  Fantastic Books Publishing, who published my debut novel (The Defiant Spark) ran a competition to write a piece of flash fiction, based on quotes from some of their books – I challenged myself to write something in a completely different world, based on a quote from my own book – and I placed third! […]

Nothing Much Happens

  Today’s blog is a bit of a departure, since it’s a recommendation of a podcast my human, Annie, has been getting huge benefits from recently (they’re not sponsoring this in any way – we just love it!).   Do you ever have trouble getting to sleep, or wake up in the middle of the […]

New Work Ethic…?

October and the first half of November were very slow on the work front for me. It’s not something I’ve experienced as a freelancer before – and it makes me realise how very lucky I’ve been with my editing business so far.   It was very easy to begin with to just let everything slide […]

Weeknotes – S07E48 – Busy, Busy…

Summary: A bit hit and miss this week – I did a lot of paid work (yay!) but I also got stressed and overwhelmed about all the other things that necessarily fell by the wayside (boo!).   Monday: Today was a sad day because the courier came to take my lovely little laptop away for […]