Do you like adventures? Come on one with my amazing friend Jen.
Adventure can be anything you like. It doesn’t have to be a massive feat of physical strength and death defying endurance where you freeze your butt off on mountainsides or get chased down by a gang of rabid koalas looking to make even all the wrongs of their past. I mean, if that’s what floats your boat then by all means go for it, but I’m guessing that for most people (me included) the koalas are out and so is the mountain…for the time being that is. Once I build my skills and my self belief and maybe even my own crew I’ll be able to get Zen with that mountain and perhaps convince the koalas that revenge isn’t the best tactic for a peaceful revolution nor for their image. I used to think they were so damn cute before I wrote this. Now I’m not so sure.
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A great post on persistence in writing
It has been one of the those weeks. A week where I haven’t enjoyed writing. Where I have felt discouraged. Where I felt overwhelmed with the fact that there is no way to know for sure that I will ever get published. Where I read a great book and wonder how I think I can ever compete? Where the idea of handing work to my writing group makes my fingers shake above the keyboard?
When I first started writing I followed a pattern:
- Write regularly for a while.
- Have one of those days where everything I wrote and everything I read that I had wrote seemed awful.
- Stop writing for two months out of discouragement.
- Open the document again and decide maybe it isn’t that bad.
- Write regularly for a while.
- And repeat…
And surprise, surprise, I never got my novel done.
I know that every writer feels this way…
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A few years back I did a trip to Hawai’i, with my favourite part being the time I spent on the Big Island. Not only did I get to drive one of my favourite cars, a Mustang, but I also visited the awesome Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park. I followed the trail of Kīlauea Volcano, which has been actively erupting since 1983, to where it meets the ocean, and explored many other parts of the coastline that have been formed, destroyed and reshaped by the onslaught of lava.
A song of fire and saltwater – where the lava from Kīlauea, one of Hawaii's active volcanoes, pours into the ocean. . . #stupendousearth #faransilverton #writinginspiration #hawaii #hawaiivolcanoesnationalpark #kilauea #hilo #amwriting #amwritingfantasy #awesomeearth #awesomepix @Mind.Blowing.Photography #TRAV3LR #earthporm #earthables #bnw_love_freedom #amazing_shots
I spent last weekend in a special little corner of Australia where the bush meets the ocean. There were lots of leaf-curling spiders’ webs around, but this one caught my attention because of the haphazard looking extension ‘downstairs’.
The homeowner, which would be a member of the orb-weaving spider family, was carefully tucked away inside its leaf. Can you spot it? It’s the brown curl in the middle of the big round web at the top.