What 300 words a day has taught me.

"I'm a procrastinator. I've known this ever since my mother had to sit me down... to explain that I could finish all the homework I'd put off if I made a plan — and stuck to it... That was the day I learned the importance of writing it down..."

Optimism, what is it good for?

I’m an Optimist. I always have been. I see no point in spending most of your life miserable and focussing on every little thing that could possibly go wrong…in order to prepare yourself for when things do go wrong. Yes, you need a certain amount of knowledge and a little bit of thought must be given over to ‘what if this happens’, but after that?

Thought of the Day #11

Teddy put up a writing prompt in our group chat today. It said: "Prompt 11: These are my rules for writing and life. 1. 2. 3. 4." It got me thinking. I really don’t have many ‘rules’ that I live by. Not for my writing, nor for my everyday life, but I have developed a few guidelines over the past few years.

Thinking, Writing and Habit Formation

I set myself a goal last year. A goal of typing a minimum of 300 words a day, every day, for a year. Most of the days, I'd sit there and stare at the blank page, telling myself, "It's only 300 words, it’s fine..."

Doubt and Labels: What defines you?

Trapped. How many of us feel it? How many of us focus on anything, but what is holding us in place? How many of us feel the grasping tendrils and thorns of fear tearing at our ankles…then consciously decide to turn a blind eye because it’s easier to take the known pain than the unknown risk?