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February 2019 Reading

In February I read one less book than January, though I did make good progress in several books I’m currently reading. I’m still feeling motivated with my reading challenge and haven’t fallen behind. The Crown (Selection series #5) by Kiera Cass This is the final book of the Selection series. If you can remember from […]

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On Reading for Hours

At the start of every year comes the thought: how many books will I try and read by December? For the past number of years I kept the number low (between 10 and 40 books a year) thinking I’d be too busy to read more. But each year I pass the goal in mind, which […]

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Ready for 2019

I’ve decided to write a little list this evening – because who doesn’t love a good list? Here are five lessons learned in recent times that I want to take with me as we transition into the New Year. 1/ You will not always agree with someone – this is not necessarily a bad thing. […]

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Writing

On Blogging for Two Years

I’ve been thinking about my blog lately; how it’s changed over the (many) months, how it ranges from longer posts to short thoughts that didn’t even make sense to me at the time. I like what my blog is, and I still love blogging, but I can’t help but linger on what it used to […]

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Writing

That Time I Wrote a lot of Poems

With the hype of NaNoWriMo I realised I never reflected on my 30-poems-in-30-days. So, here we go. I have three notebooks stashed in my guitar case, within them holding my songs and poems. I filled up half a notebook during my month of writing a poem a day; some small rhymes, others thoughts that were […]

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Writing

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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Writing

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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Writing

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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Writing

Day 1 / NaNoWriMo 2018

WHY DON’T I HAVE A PLAN. It’s day one of NaNoWriMo and I don’t have anything to write. This is why people take Preptober so seriously. On one hand I knew this would happen. I didn’t have a specific direction and didn’t want to force a novel that wasn’t ready to be written. On the […]

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Writing

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 […]