January came on a high and ended with a giant bang! I wrote over 40K words and rocked out the most emotional chapter of my entire novel. I'm talking heart wrenching, punch to the gut, brought-my-own-dang-self-to-tears kind of emotion here. It was awesome! I was on a total high, ready to keep grabbing my writing … Continue reading Writing and Bouldering: Don’t Be Afraid To Jump! (#AuthorToolboxBlogHop)
New Year, New goals. I started meditating this year. By "this year", I literally mean two weeks ago since we're only fourteen days into 2020. Happy New Year, by the way! To my fellow authors out there, I sincerely wish you all a year of prosperity, immense success in your writing projects, but most of … Continue reading The Three E’s to Creating Good Habits: Environment, Ease & Enjoyment (#AuthorToolboxBlogHop)
Thank you to Kayla from Bloggers Collab (@bloggers_collab) on Twitter for helping me choose today's IWSG topic! NaNoWriMo is officially upon us. Between November 1st and 30th, over-caffeinated writers from all over the world will be hunched over their keyboards, reeking of sweat, tears, and determination, all engaged in this annual 'writeathon' with one single purpose … Continue reading How To Find Time to Write: Helpful Tips From Amazing Authors (#IWSG)
Happy Canadian Thanksgiving, everyone! I'm sending you all the warmest and most heartfelt of wishes on this beautiful autumn day in Gatineau. Although I don't usually go big here on Thanksgiving, keeping things simple and small with just our little gang of four, I do make sure we take the time to think about and … Continue reading Adverbs: Why You Need These Delightfully Descriptive Words In Your Life (#AuthorToolboxBlogHop)
It's been said that the benefits of becoming a writer who doesn't read is that all your ideas are new and original; that everything you write is an extension of yourself rather than a mixture of you and other authors. No offense to whoever said that, but it is utter piffle. Piffle: A word I … Continue reading On Writing: 5 Reasons Why Readers Make Better Writers (#IWSG)
I'm always in awe when I finish reading a good book. Even more so when it's a debut novel written by a brand new author. It's not just because their characters have managed to enchant me, or because the writer has reduced me to tears at some point throughout the book, or because their novel … Continue reading Quality vs. Quantity Writing: Why I Refuse to Rush My Novel (#AuthorToolBoxBlogHop)
Two Adults. Two Kids. 23 Days. Four Australian Cities. G'day, mates! As I mentioned in one of my previous posts, Announcing: 2019 Vacation Down Undah, Australia holds a very special place in my heart. My hubby and I honeymooned (partly) in Sydney back in 2012. Although we only stayed there for five days, we made some … Continue reading Three Weeks In The Land Down Undah
There's no denying that I'm a pretty huge Harry Potter fan. I make no secret of it. I've read the series three times. I've seen the movies about three hundred times. We play the Harry Potter edition of Trivial Pursuit on a regular basis and whenever my mom comes to Gatineau for a visit, we … Continue reading Harry Potter themed Birthday Party — Let the match begin!
It has happened. We officially have a TEENAGER dwelling here in the Kirady household. This day has been looming over us since the day I gave birth to a girl. "She's cute now," they all said. "But just wait until she becomes a teenager!" These words were always followed by a derisive laugh. A mocking … Continue reading Australia Themed Birthday Party
Well, this is what it's come to. The fact that I even feel the need to write this post is so far beyond anything I ever thought I'd have to do. Call me naive. Call me ignorant. Call me silly. But I truly thought we had reached a point in Canadian and American humanity where … Continue reading Dear People…Keep your noses out of my uterus! Love, Every Woman Ever.