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Mess / Poem

Last week I looked for the definition of ‘mess’ But it was hidden behind goals and forward motion. A few days later and all I could see was disorder When I was searching for ambition. Something small for a sunshiny Sunday, written by me. Sarah xx The picture below is of the draft I wrote […]

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A Love Letter 2 / Poem

The poem I posted yesterday (A Love Letter) didn’t take me long to write. I had the idea in mind and the rhymes fell into place without much nudging; a few minutes of sitting quietly and I had a poem to publish. If I spent more time on the poem, I could draw it out. […]

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A Love Letter / Poem

A little love letter between a flower and the sun, because why not? You watched me bloom Saw more than anyone else. Delicately You gave more than most. You let me be in the coolness of night Surrounded by drops of dew. And when I awoke I couldn’t help but see The glory that was […]

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Recap / NaNoWriMo 2018

Safe to say, I did not reach 50,000 words this month. You may be thinking – Sarah, you still have three hours left of November, you can write more in this time! But let’s face it: I will not be writing anything after this blog post has been sent into the internet world. The first […]

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Day 17 / NaNoWriMo 2018

It’s been a while – all my words are being used up in a novel. We’re more than halfway through the month, and no two days have felt the same. One day I’ll write a lot and be ahead, the next three days I won’t write a thing and I’ll refuse to open the word […]

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Day 9 / NaNoWriMo 2018

It feels like I’ve been struggling through NaNoWriMo for weeks, not nine days. But, good news: I’m on target. I’m a hundred words ahead of schedule and feeling good about the words I’m putting on the page. Savoury muffins were cooked and enjoyed as a reward for writing 10,000 words (though for some reason the […]

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Day 3 / NaNoWriMo 2018

As incentive, my reward for reaching 10,000 words will be to make a batch of savoury muffins and enjoy with much butter. I am not at 10,000 words, but one day I will be and we will all rejoice for the savoury muffin fest. In terms of the writing itself, I think I have direction. […]

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More Words / Poem

I like flicking through my old journals. Not to read or dwell on anything, but because they’re so full of words. The pages are overflowing with my thoughts, and I find that fascinating. I also really want to know what ten words I use the most, and would those ten words vary between journals? (This […]

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Preptober / NaNoWriMo 2018

This afternoon I was swooped by a magpie and if that’s not a welcome to an Australian spring I don’t know what is. It’s Preptober, where thousands of people around the world scramble to get their outlines ready for November: NaNoWriMo. Pens are scribbling, keys tapping, writing vlogs are sought after (ah, the wonders of […]

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One Step

My creativity is officially out in the world. Well, I suppose it’s been out in the world for a while in the form of this blog – blog aside, I have been published and received the zine today. The company sent me a copy of the zine for free, and there my poem is; page […]