Uncomfortable Truths

One of the most intoxicating things about many books and movies is the wish fulfillment. There are certain genres - chick lit, young and new adult, and children's stories - where you find this kind of wish fulfillment very often. Creators serve up lovely, balanced stories with no loose ends and the perfect happy ending … Continue reading Uncomfortable Truths

Managing Expectations

It's been ages since I've written a blog post. It feels like my life's been consumed by writing fiction these days and I pour all my attention into capturing the many emotions of the characters in my books and I don't have the energy to articulate my own - I haven't journaled in months. Now, … Continue reading Managing Expectations

Everything is Going Wrong

Rock Bottom, Problems, Negativity

We’ve all had those days. Days when it feels like the pressure’s too much and there’s a mountain on our shoulders that just can’t be dropped. What do you do in a situation like that? Do you just ignore the difficulty, put your head down and keep stubbornly pushing through? That sounds like the thing … Continue reading Everything is Going Wrong

Throwing in the Towel (Hopeless Causes)

Giving Up, Hopeless Causes, Letting Go

I used to have a thing about failure. I had an even bigger thing about giving up on things because it was choosing to fail rather than having it forced upon you. The thought was completely foreign to me. You were meant to keep going until you died – hating what you were doing was … Continue reading Throwing in the Towel (Hopeless Causes)


Setbacks, Disaster, Problems

I don’t hate setbacks. I used to when I was younger. (I was an impatient child). But, I’ve come to appreciate setbacks. They always make me appreciate my position more. You see, while success does often inspire us to look back on our journeys, we often look back through the rose-coloured glasses of happiness and … Continue reading Setbacks