Time keeping

As anyone who knows me will be able to tell you, time keeping is not a strong point of mine.
I always mean to still to a time table. Do regular amounts of work each day but in the end I never do. Something more pressing or interesting comes up and off I go without giving my writing a second glance.
I used to worry that this was a potential problem to my career as an author but as I go along I realise that it doesn’t actually matter since I gain my best ideas under pressure.
There’s something in rush of activity that makes me enjoy writing in a way that regular structured days just doesn’t achieve.
I enjoy the battle against time to get up to my previously set dead lines and the flush of pleasure which accompanies achieving my goal.
What ever your style of writing go with the flow because if it works there’s no need to change to suit someone elses idea. The best thing about the job is the fact we’re independent and able to pander to our own creativity.

Tolerance

Tolerance is a word that is used a lot in the press except in our modern pc world its sadly rarely practiced. In stead of teaching our children to enjoy individuality and to appreciate that spirit in others we try to hide the difference by banning expressions and hiding celebrations.
All of which is a ridiculous waste of time. When you break it all down to the very basics. We all have the same biological systems and the same set of emotions but beyond that every thought, word and action is a form of self expression belonging soley to the individual.
We are not sheep with an inibilty to act alone. Its time to learn to accept peoples differences on a personal scale rather than trying to lump people in to groups.
If we all began to accept and rejoice in the individuality of our selves and others then TRUE tolerance could begin.
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Too much Christmas

Others may understand exactly where I’m coming from. The Christmas festivities whilst exciting and welcome always come with a high level of anxiety and stress. Financial considerations, present selection, coordinating all the wishes of family so that everyone has an equally enjoyable time.
I find myself putting work on the back burner. Changing my routine to be move accessible and then it’s all over.
A flatness fills the days. The house seems bare and unusually quiet and I find myself devoid of inspiration.
My usually loud boisterous nature becomes quiet and reflective. After all that socialisation I find I have nothing to say. No ideas to share or thoughts to think.
So I sit at my computer trying to garner enough enthusiasm to complete my latest novel.
Fortunately this feeling of emptiness rarely lasts for long. So it is with quiet exhaution I wish you all a very special 2015 and I will rejoin you all when my lively spirit returns.