Category: writing

On Being Brave

Well it’s all out there now! This week I have been blogging very publicly, not just on this site, but yesterday I also revealed a second site called Simply Fierce. The response has been positive so far. I’m getting lots of support from family, friends and other readers. […]

Why I Write

Sometimes when you’re in a creative rut it’s good to think about why you create in the first place and remind yourself why it means so much to you. The reality is that if you are a writer or an artist you probably aren’t driven to create because […]

Dawn Comes Early

I am literally up at the crack of dawn this morning, despite not getting to bed until nearly 1 am. I must truly be feeling better. This morning my mom and four of my aunts, her sisters, are heading west to visit my other aunt, their other sister, […]

Blown Away

On the weekend my eldest nieces sent me their writing samples for the upcoming Blue Pencil Cafe at the Writers’ Federation of New Brunswick’s WordSpring festival. One did poetry and the other a short story. I was blown away by both of them.

Torch Passing

Yesterday I registered myself and my two 16-year-old nieces for the WFNB’s WordSpring event coming to the Miramichi next month. I am really excited to take them to this and to have them exposed to the NB writing community at such a young age. I was in my […]

Walking Through Ashes in Eden

I went to Sackville on Saturday to hear a talk given by a friend who attended a week long workshop in Colorado last year by the author of Women Who Run With the Wolves. I have been out of the creative scene for years now, and honestly I […]

Just Another Snowy Monday

I had a bit of a lazy weekend. I just didn’t feel good, very achy and stiff, stomach cramps, and headache. I just wanted my warm fuzzy blanket and comfort food. So Saturday I made some mashed potatoes, hamburger and onions with gravy, and canned peas and carrots. […]

2015 Goals Exercise

On Tuesday it was goal setting day at my work but I didn’t go because I was just too wiped out from the travel storm stuck fiasco to get my head on straight enough to attend. Even though I didn’t go I wanted to do the exercise so […]

The 7 am Project

I have moved. I’m in the very same building that I lived in back in 2009 before life took a sudden sharp turn. It’s a different apartment, laid out the exact opposite of the last one. So it’s like being in a new place and coming home all […]

I’m Okay … The Blog Rides Again!

It has been exactly two years and one month since I have written anything here. I’ve been writing elsewhere, or more often, not at all. There are two things I know for sure with regard to my writing or blogging. I don’t write when I’m gloriously super happy […]