So I’ve changed the theme of my blog recently, as you can obviously tell. I hope you, dear dreamers, like it and if not, I might look around for another theme and see if it might be more suitable. I just felt like a change and plus, the default writing on my old theme was so small.Continue reading “A Heart-to-Heart Tonight”
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The dearest thanks to my blogger friend Sakshi Tiwari and her friend for nominating me for the blogger recognition award! Go and check out her and her friend’s blog The Little Dreamland as it is a veritable treasure trove of beautiful musings and advice on this wonderful and sometimes awful thing called life. Sakshi and her friend’s blog truly shows us that the things we struggle with as human beings are universal things, ones which transcend the barriers of culture, time and space.Continue reading “Blogger Recognition Award!”
I have officially hit a low point in my life. After I lost my job during the Covid-19 crisis, which is still sort of ongoing, nothing has been going right. I haven’t been writing, for one thing. I reread some of my writing and I absolutely loathed it and realised I had written the same books so many times I was utterly tired of the plotlines. So I decided to give myself a break – only for the days to turn into weeks and with no end in sight as to whether I will ever pick up writing again. I actually hate writing at the moment – not blog writing, which I find cathartic and freeing and a way to connect with people, but fiction writing, which has become this source of stress and a place where I feel I need to be better, to improve, to be better, better, better.Continue reading “Hitting A Low Point”
I have, I have realised, a lot of fears in life. I fear a lot of things. A lot of things. I am afraid of dying alone, for one. I am afraid of others close to me dying. I am afraid for the future of the world. I am afraid of my own insecurities, as I believe for some reason I should be at a stage where I don’t have them anymore. But none of those come close, my dear, to my fear of being useless.Continue reading “My Greatest Fear”
I was about to make this another rather ordinary ramble on my blog, but then I scrapped the entire first paragraph and decided not to write today, that I didn’t have anything to say. But then I thought, when in doubt, write from the heart; so that is exactly what I am going to do today. I am going to write from the heart, and say exactly what is on my mind, and I hope that you like it and that it helps you in some way.Continue reading “You Have To Be Able To Be Happy On Your Own – A Heart-to-Heart”
My first post when I returned was titled “I’m Finally Happy.” It detailed the incredible progress I’d made in overcoming my childhood and how that had made me finally happy. And it is true. I am happier now, happier than I have ever been, in fact, because I no longer carry the wounds of my childhood that were affecting every aspect of my life. What that doesn’t mean, however, is that I’m happy all the time. I am much happier more often than I used to be, but I still get sad.Continue reading “How To Be Happy”
So, I decided to write another post today. It’s Sunday, once again it’s 10pm, and once again, I find myself in the position of having nothing to do and no brainpower to actually go and work on my books. I actually feel like I don’t have enough brainpower to even write these words, but we’ll see how we go.Continue reading “Sunday Blues & Thoughts”
Welcome to the world of unemployment for creative writers, which is that in amongst all the searching for jobs and applying for the jobs once they have been located and found, one still has one’s short stories or novels to get back to. When a writer is unemployed, he or she is only unemployed in the eyes of the world. In reality, he or she is very much employed in the daily business and arduous task of writing and would like not to be disturbed, thank you very much.Continue reading “It’s 10pm and I’m Exhausted”
Before I get into this post, I would just like to preface this piece of writing with the mention that I have, in fact, never had a boyfriend. I have dated in the past, on two occasions, and therein lies the extent of my romantic dalliances. So of course, perhaps I am not the best person to speak on this subject, but sometimes, someone who hasn’t experienced something can provide some much-needed perspective on a popular topic. Without further ado, let’s jump into today’s post.Continue reading “There Is No ‘Magic Man’”
So, I went on an extended absence from my blog, and the reason for that was, I simply didn’t have anything to write about anymore. All of a sudden, all the inspiration that had been fuelling my blog posts ran dry, and this wasn’t because my life was going badly – it was because I was finally starting to heal from childhood trauma and my life was going well.Continue reading “I’m Finally Happy”