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The Christmas spirit has finally sprung up in my little apartment. My place finally smells like freshly-baked cookies and my kitchen is a complete mess. I’ve made a list of all the holiday-type things I want to get done in the next 12 days (eeep!) and have checked it twice.
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This is putting me back in the spirit to continue on with my holiday mystery manuscript. So many wonderful traditions, so many possible anecdotes that can be exploited for my MC’s benefit (or detriment).
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In the meantime, I’ll try not to eat too many of these cookies while I watch yet another Christmas movie on Netflix.
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How’s your prep going for the crazy season?
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The Christmas spirit has finally sprung up in my little apartment. My place finally smells like freshly-baked cookies and my kitchen is a complete mess. I’ve made a list of all the holiday-type things I want to get done in the next 12 days (eeep!) and have checked it twice. . This is putting me back in the spirit to continue on with my holiday mystery manuscript. So many wonderful traditions, so many possible anecdotes that can be exploited for my MC’s benefit (or detriment). . In the meantime, I’ll try not to eat too many of these cookies while I watch yet another Christmas movie on Netflix. . How’s your prep going for the crazy season? . . . . . #authorlife  #authorsofinstagram  #authors  #creativeliving  #amwriting  #novellife  #novelwriting  #novelist  #create  #creative  #canwrite  #willwrite  #writenow  #writethatdraft  #finishthatdraft  #plotthatdraft  #contemporarywritersclub  #melbournewriters  #aussieauthor  #writerightnow  #aussiewriters  #authorpreneur  #solopreneur  #writerswrite  #goaldigger  #christmastime  #christmascookies  #hohoho  #christmasnovel  #holidayromance 
I don’t know what it is about rainy days, but somehow they make people stupid. I’ve already had two confrontations this morning on my way to the train station - both involving umbrellas hitting my head and nearly poking my eye out.
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Deep breath.
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It really is writing weather today. So much so that I considered calling in “sick” to work and spending the day in a cafe taking in the sights and sounds of the downpour.
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I will just have to wait until home time.
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What’s your favourite writing/creating/thinking weather?
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I don’t know what it is about rainy days, but somehow they make people stupid. I’ve already had two confrontations this morning on my way to the train station - both involving umbrellas hitting my head and nearly poking my eye out. . Deep breath. . It really is writing weather today. So much so that I considered calling in “sick” to work and spending the day in a cafe taking in the sights and sounds of the downpour. . I will just have to wait until home time. . What’s your favourite writing/creating/thinking weather? . . . . . #authorlife  #authorsofinstagram  #authors  #creativeliving  #amwriting  #novellife  #novelwriting  #novelist  #create  #creative  #canwrite  #willwrite  #writenow  #writethatdraft  #finishthatdraft  #plotthatdraft  #contemporarywritersclub  #melbournewriters  #aussieauthor  #writerightnow  #aussiewriters  #authorpreneur  #solopreneur  #writerswrite  #goaldigger  #wetweather  #downpour  #writingweather  #rainydaze 
The other day I went to get a haircut and usually I cringe when I look in the mirror. I usually see the woman with the horrible bib around her with wet hair framing her face.
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Not this time.
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This time I’m okay with what I see. This time I’m loving the flaws and the inadequacies. For the first time in my life, I’m leaning into it all. I’m okay with it.
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I’ve come a long way from where I was at the beginning of the year. And there’s nowhere to go but up.
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How about you?
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The other day I went to get a haircut and usually I cringe when I look in the mirror. I usually see the woman with the horrible bib around her with wet hair framing her face. . Not this time. . This time I’m okay with what I see. This time I’m loving the flaws and the inadequacies. For the first time in my life, I’m leaning into it all. I’m okay with it. . I’ve come a long way from where I was at the beginning of the year. And there’s nowhere to go but up. . How about you? . . . . . #authorlife  #authorsofinstagram  #authors  #creativeliving  #amwriting  #novellife  #novelwriting  #novelist  #create  #creative  #canwrite  #willwrite  #writenow  #writethatdraft  #finishthatdraft  #plotthatdraft  #contemporarywritersclub  #melbournewriters  #aussieauthor  #writerightnow  #aussiewriters  #authorpreneur  #solopreneur  #writerswrite  #goaldigger  #selflove  #selfcare  #youcandoit  #yougotthis  #ibelieveinyou 
I’m getting back to my writing roots and am working through some of my old notebooks. I’m being inspired by old planners, diaries, photographs, notes and story ideas. I’m laughing, blushing and at time even cringing at the ridiculousness of my backstory.
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Oh man, I have lived through some amazing things.
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It’s all fodder for my writing, and one day I’ll sit down to pen the story of my life... when I’m done.
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Where are you finding inspiration from these days?
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#authorlife #authorsofinstagram #authors #creativeliving #amwriting #novellife #novelwriting #novelist #create #creative #canwrite #willwrite #writenow #writethatdraft #finishthatdraft #plotthatdraft #contemporarywritersclub #melbournewriters #aussieauthor #writerightnow #aussiewriters #authorpreneur #solopreneur #writerswrite #goaldigger #inspiration #girlboss #omensupportigwomen #hilariousannecdotes #mylifeisamess
I’m getting back to my writing roots and am working through some of my old notebooks. I’m being inspired by old planners, diaries, photographs, notes and story ideas. I’m laughing, blushing and at time even cringing at the ridiculousness of my backstory. . Oh man, I have lived through some amazing things. . It’s all fodder for my writing, and one day I’ll sit down to pen the story of my life... when I’m done. . Where are you finding inspiration from these days? . . . . . #authorlife  #authorsofinstagram  #authors  #creativeliving  #amwriting  #novellife  #novelwriting  #novelist  #create  #creative  #canwrite  #willwrite  #writenow  #writethatdraft  #finishthatdraft  #plotthatdraft  #contemporarywritersclub  #melbournewriters  #aussieauthor  #writerightnow  #aussiewriters  #authorpreneur  #solopreneur  #writerswrite  #goaldigger  #inspiration  #girlboss  #omensupportigwomen  #hilariousannecdotes  #mylifeisamess 
Alright #writingcommunity there are less than three weeks until the end of the year, which means that there is only a short window of time to get those amazing things done that you’d promised to yourself many moments ago.
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I, for one, am going to take this chance to smash out as many of my goals as possible.
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Let’s try a little game, shall we? Let me know your goals in the comments (I will do likewise) and we can cheer each other on.
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Whatever you’re striving towards, you got this!
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As always, remember to be kind to yourself and practice self care when needed. If you don’t reach your goals by your deadline, the world will not fall. You are in no way worthless.
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#authorlife #authorsofinstagram #authors #creativeliving #amwriting #novellife #novelwriting #novelist #create #creative #canwrite #willwrite #writenow #writethatdraft #finishthatdraft #plotthatdraft #contemporarywritersclub #melbournewriters #aussieauthor #writerightnow #aussiewriters #solopreneur #authorpreneur #mentalhealthrecovery #selflove #yougotthis #ibelieveinyou #goaldigger #writerswrite
Alright #writingcommunity  there are less than three weeks until the end of the year, which means that there is only a short window of time to get those amazing things done that you’d promised to yourself many moments ago. . I, for one, am going to take this chance to smash out as many of my goals as possible. . Let’s try a little game, shall we? Let me know your goals in the comments (I will do likewise) and we can cheer each other on. . Whatever you’re striving towards, you got this! . As always, remember to be kind to yourself and practice self care when needed. If you don’t reach your goals by your deadline, the world will not fall. You are in no way worthless. . . . . #authorlife  #authorsofinstagram  #authors  #creativeliving  #amwriting  #novellife  #novelwriting  #novelist  #create  #creative  #canwrite  #willwrite  #writenow  #writethatdraft  #finishthatdraft  #plotthatdraft  #contemporarywritersclub  #melbournewriters  #aussieauthor  #writerightnow  #aussiewriters  #solopreneur  #authorpreneur  #mentalhealthrecovery  #selflove  #yougotthis  #ibelieveinyou  #goaldigger  #writerswrite 
I’ve spent the last few days in a self-imposed social media cleanse. I’ve only posted a few times and without my regular gumption. I realised that I had headed into a zone where I was posting just for the hell of it, not for any particular purpose.
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That’s not why I’m here.
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As many of you know, I try to be very transparent in my online presence. I want to connect with my fellow authors and creatives, and shed light on mental health problems and my passion for equality.
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When my posts begin to stray too far from that, it’s time to re-evaluate. Which is what I’ve been off doing.
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I’m back in full force now. Prepare for more (hopefully) inspirational posts and mindful discussions. Prepare to engage, and to be engaged. Prepare for the remarkable as we continue to grow an amazing community that cares.
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#authorlife #authorsofinstagram #authors #creativeliving #amwriting #novellife #novelwriting #novelist #create #creative #canwrite #willwrite #writenow #writethatdraft #finishthatdraft #plotthatdraft #contemporarywritersclub #melbournewriters #aussieauthor #writerightnow #aussiewriters #authorpreneur #solopreneur #mentalhealthrecovery #traumasurvivor #womensupportingwomen #mindfulsocialmedia #transparency #feministagenda #heforshe
I’ve spent the last few days in a self-imposed social media cleanse. I’ve only posted a few times and without my regular gumption. I realised that I had headed into a zone where I was posting just for the hell of it, not for any particular purpose. . That’s not why I’m here. . As many of you know, I try to be very transparent in my online presence. I want to connect with my fellow authors and creatives, and shed light on mental health problems and my passion for equality. . When my posts begin to stray too far from that, it’s time to re-evaluate. Which is what I’ve been off doing. . I’m back in full force now. Prepare for more (hopefully) inspirational posts and mindful discussions. Prepare to engage, and to be engaged. Prepare for the remarkable as we continue to grow an amazing community that cares. . . . . . #authorlife  #authorsofinstagram  #authors  #creativeliving  #amwriting  #novellife  #novelwriting  #novelist  #create  #creative  #canwrite  #willwrite  #writenow  #writethatdraft  #finishthatdraft  #plotthatdraft  #contemporarywritersclub  #melbournewriters  #aussieauthor  #writerightnow  #aussiewriters  #authorpreneur  #solopreneur  #mentalhealthrecovery  #traumasurvivor  #womensupportingwomen  #mindfulsocialmedia  #transparency  #feministagenda  #heforshe 
✨ With all the good, bad, and questionable advice out there, it can be easy to feel lost in the writing process, especially if you’re a new writer and still discovering your own process.
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I think the most important thing is to not over complicate things. If you’re learning (and we’re all still learning 😊✨) try something new in your writing routine/process and see how it feels. Does it help you? Does it clear things up and allow your creativity to flow more easily? Or, does it block you and slow you down? Don’t be afraid to try new things, but also remember that you aren’t a failure or a bad writer if someone else’s process/advice doesn’t work for you. We are all different, which means how we write, what we write, when, and how often will all be unique to ourselves and our own lives.
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Try new things, but only keep what works for you. Leave the rest 😊✨ You’ve got this. Happy writing!
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Have a great Friday, everyone!
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✨ With all the good, bad, and questionable advice out there, it can be easy to feel lost in the writing process, especially if you’re a new writer and still discovering your own process. . I think the most important thing is to not over complicate things. If you’re learning (and we’re all still learning 😊✨) try something new in your writing routine/process and see how it feels. Does it help you? Does it clear things up and allow your creativity to flow more easily? Or, does it block you and slow you down? Don’t be afraid to try new things, but also remember that you aren’t a failure or a bad writer if someone else’s process/advice doesn’t work for you. We are all different, which means how we write, what we write, when, and how often will all be unique to ourselves and our own lives. . Try new things, but only keep what works for you. Leave the rest 😊✨ You’ve got this. Happy writing! . . Have a great Friday, everyone! . . . . #writingprocess  #writerslife  #amwriting  #aspiringauthors  #aspiringwriters  #newwriters  #canwrite  #willwrite  #yawriter  #amwritingabook  #writergram  #amwritinganovel  #igwriters  #trustyourprocess  #novelist  #rosieleewrites  #writersofinsta  #justkeepwriting  #instawriters  #writingcommunityofig 
T-minus 36 hours until this is all due. I have to take a quick work break (to actually go to work) and then I’m right back at it.
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Progress report: I’m at 40% as of 10 mins ago. Don’t be fooled. I’ll be working on this every spare minute that I get today.
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It’s not easy teaching your goals and making your dreams a reality. In fact it’s heartbreaking work. You need to push twice as hard and keep the self-doubt at bay.
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I’m pushing against the rising tide, swimming upstream. I’m up for the challenge. Are you?
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T-minus 36 hours until this is all due. I have to take a quick work break (to actually go to work) and then I’m right back at it. . Progress report: I’m at 40% as of 10 mins ago. Don’t be fooled. I’ll be working on this every spare minute that I get today. . It’s not easy teaching your goals and making your dreams a reality. In fact it’s heartbreaking work. You need to push twice as hard and keep the self-doubt at bay. . I’m pushing against the rising tide, swimming upstream. I’m up for the challenge. Are you? . . . . . #goaldigger  #girlboss  #bossbabe  #solopreneur  #authorpreneur  #amquerying  #authorlife  #authorsofinstagram  #authors  #creativeliving  #amwriting  #novellife  #novelwriting  #novelist  #create  #creative  #canwrite  #willwrite  #writenow  #writethatdraft  #finishthatdraft  #plotthatdraft  #contemporarywritersclub  #melbournewriters  #aussieauthor  #writerightnow  #aussiewriters  #getitdone  #soclose  #deadlines 
When deadlines loom and things don’t seem to be going your way, what else is there to do other than drink some rose?
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Yes, it’s that time of the week again when I go on and on about wine. If I had more money I’d probably be writing about clothes. You learn to live with what you’ve got.
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Okay, writing tribe. I have 47 hours until my synopsis is due. I need some accountability, energy, and clarity to get this thing done. Who will keep me to my goal?
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#soclose #accountability #helpneeded #writingtribe #mytribe #authorlife #authorsofinstagram #authors #creativeliving #amwriting #novellife #novelwriting #novelist #create #creative #canwrite #willwrite #writenow #writethatdraft #finishthatdraft #plotthatdraft #contemporarywritersclub #melbournewriters #aussieauthor #writerightnow #aussiewriters #winetime #writingwithwine #writedrunkeditsober #amquerying
When deadlines loom and things don’t seem to be going your way, what else is there to do other than drink some rose? . Yes, it’s that time of the week again when I go on and on about wine. If I had more money I’d probably be writing about clothes. You learn to live with what you’ve got. . Okay, writing tribe. I have 47 hours until my synopsis is due. I need some accountability, energy, and clarity to get this thing done. Who will keep me to my goal? . . . . #soclose  #accountability  #helpneeded  #writingtribe  #mytribe  #authorlife  #authorsofinstagram  #authors  #creativeliving  #amwriting  #novellife  #novelwriting  #novelist  #create  #creative  #canwrite  #willwrite  #writenow  #writethatdraft  #finishthatdraft  #plotthatdraft  #contemporarywritersclub  #melbournewriters  #aussieauthor  #writerightnow  #aussiewriters  #winetime  #writingwithwine  #writedrunkeditsober  #amquerying 
My shoe heel broke on my way to work today, which means I’ve been stumbling around on my tip toes trying to make it look like nothing is wrong.
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I’m achingly aware that this is a clumsy metaphor for my life.
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All said and done, I really de believe that I am in some sort of comedic tragedy. .
My shoe breaks but no one is there to catch me as I stumble. Coffee is spilled on me, but there is not one cute love interest in sight. I’m quirky - not in the cute way, in the borderline crazy way.
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At least it’s all fodder for my next romantic comedy, right?
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Right??
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My shoe heel broke on my way to work today, which means I’ve been stumbling around on my tip toes trying to make it look like nothing is wrong. . I’m achingly aware that this is a clumsy metaphor for my life. . All said and done, I really de believe that I am in some sort of comedic tragedy. . My shoe breaks but no one is there to catch me as I stumble. Coffee is spilled on me, but there is not one cute love interest in sight. I’m quirky - not in the cute way, in the borderline crazy way. . At least it’s all fodder for my next romantic comedy, right? . Right?? . . . . #someoneanswerme  #chicklit  #contemporaryfiction  #comedictragedy  #romanticcomedy  #mylifeisstupid  #authorlife  #authorsofinstagram  #authors  #creativeliving  #amwriting  #novellife  #novelwriting  #novelist  #create  #creative  #canwrite  #willwrite  #writenow  #writethatdraft  #finishthatdraft  #plotthatdraft  #contemporarywritersclub  #melbournewriters  #aussieauthor  #writerightnow  #aussiewriters  #singleaf  #struggletown  #whatelsecouldgowrong 
Caution: important work happening here.
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I’ve set myself up nice and cozy on the couch with some tea and biscuits while I attempt to work on my manuscript. I will not give into temptation and turn on the tv. I will not.
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My self-imposed deadline looms, and I’m no where near where I ought to be, but that won’t deter me. Instead I’m taking my time, being kind to myself, and learning that forgiveness for my own flaws is more important than I could have imagined.
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No matter what, I will be happy with however much I get done tonight. I will go to bed happy, healthy, and lovingly.
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Remember to be kind to yourself. You’re doing the best you can today, even if it’s not meeting the expectations you’ve set for yourself.
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#authorlife #authorsofinstagram #authors #creativeliving #amwriting #novellife #novelwriting #novelist #create #creative #canwrite #willwrite #writenow #writethatdraft #finishthatdraft #plotthatdraft #contemporarywritersclub #melbournewriters #aussieauthor #writerightnow #aussiewriters #solopreneurs #authorpreneur #writerswrite #synopsis #amquerying #amtrying #amediting #gettingreadyforgreatness #forgiveyourself
Caution: important work happening here. . I’ve set myself up nice and cozy on the couch with some tea and biscuits while I attempt to work on my manuscript. I will not give into temptation and turn on the tv. I will not. . My self-imposed deadline looms, and I’m no where near where I ought to be, but that won’t deter me. Instead I’m taking my time, being kind to myself, and learning that forgiveness for my own flaws is more important than I could have imagined. . No matter what, I will be happy with however much I get done tonight. I will go to bed happy, healthy, and lovingly. . Remember to be kind to yourself. You’re doing the best you can today, even if it’s not meeting the expectations you’ve set for yourself. . . . . #authorlife  #authorsofinstagram  #authors  #creativeliving  #amwriting  #novellife  #novelwriting  #novelist  #create  #creative  #canwrite  #willwrite  #writenow  #writethatdraft  #finishthatdraft  #plotthatdraft  #contemporarywritersclub  #melbournewriters  #aussieauthor  #writerightnow  #aussiewriters  #solopreneurs  #authorpreneur  #writerswrite  #synopsis  #amquerying  #amtrying  #amediting  #gettingreadyforgreatness  #forgiveyourself 
Hands up who else feels the judgemental glare of Word when the little red squiggly appears under their name.
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Today I caught myself CHECKING that I’d spelled my own name correctly, as if Word knew something I didn’t. I honestly don’t trust the program to utilise Australian spelling throughout my document, but yet I still check the squiggly under my name.
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It looks like neither Word nor I will ever learn.
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I wonder if it’s time to start thinking up a pseudonym?
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Hands up who else feels the judgemental glare of Word when the little red squiggly appears under their name. . Today I caught myself CHECKING that I’d spelled my own name correctly, as if Word knew something I didn’t. I honestly don’t trust the program to utilise Australian spelling throughout my document, but yet I still check the squiggly under my name. . It looks like neither Word nor I will ever learn. . I wonder if it’s time to start thinking up a pseudonym? . . . . #authorlife  #authorsofinstagram  #authors  #creativeliving  #amwriting  #novellife  #novelwriting  #novelist  #create  #creative  #canwrite  #willwrite  #writenow  #writethatdraft  #finishthatdraft  #plotthatdraft  #contemporarywritersclub  #melbournewriters  #aussieauthor  #writerightnow  #aussiewriters  #writerswrite  #noname  #pseudonym  #inspiredby  #inspiredliving  #inspiration  #quote_of_the_day  #quote 
Someone asked me the other day what kind of year I’ve had. Unlike most years, this one wasn’t immediately easy to describe.
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So much good and bad had occurred in the last 11 months. I’ve travelled to seven locations, made and lost friends, redefined family, and lost and found myself.
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To say it had been a struggle is the understatement of the year.
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The past year has been one of contemplation. Things in my life have opened up to allow me to see and achieve my dreams. I feel like I’m finally on the path towards my destiny - bruises and all.
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No matter what’s in store for me over the next month, year, ten years, I know that I can survive it. I am strong enough to make my dreams my reality. I will succeed, no matter what.
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What has this year been for you?
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Someone asked me the other day what kind of year I’ve had. Unlike most years, this one wasn’t immediately easy to describe. . So much good and bad had occurred in the last 11 months. I’ve travelled to seven locations, made and lost friends, redefined family, and lost and found myself. . To say it had been a struggle is the understatement of the year. . The past year has been one of contemplation. Things in my life have opened up to allow me to see and achieve my dreams. I feel like I’m finally on the path towards my destiny - bruises and all. . No matter what’s in store for me over the next month, year, ten years, I know that I can survive it. I am strong enough to make my dreams my reality. I will succeed, no matter what. . What has this year been for you? . . . . . #authorlife  #authorsofinstagram  #authors  #creativeliving  #amwriting  #novellife  #novelwriting  #novelist  #create  #creative  #canwrite  #willwrite  #writenow  #writethatdraft  #finishthatdraft  #plotthatdraft  #contemporarywritersclub  #melbournewriters  #aussieauthor  #writerightnow  #aussiewriters  #goaldigger  #girlboss  #solopreneur  #authorpreneur  #writerswrite  #nomoreexcuses  #cantgetmedown  #rearviewmirror  #lookattheview 
It’s a bit hypocritical saying I’m being antisocial but yet posting on social media. I see the irony. I hear the ridiculousness in my comment. Don’t worry, I’m mentally rolling my eyes at myself. But hear me out.
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I’m working hard to be as antisocial today as possible. I’m focusing instead on the inner me, the present me, the past me, and the future me. I’m working hard so that the next time I decide to be social, I can be the best version of me possible.
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On another note, I’m busy writing a synopsis for my manuscript. If any of you have been through this process, you know how difficult it can be. And for those of you who haven’t yet had the joy... watch out. It’s hard stuff, but I promise you that it’s well worth the struggle. .
Whatever you’re working on, keep going. Keep pushing forward. You got this.
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It’s a bit hypocritical saying I’m being antisocial but yet posting on social media. I see the irony. I hear the ridiculousness in my comment. Don’t worry, I’m mentally rolling my eyes at myself. But hear me out. . I’m working hard to be as antisocial today as possible. I’m focusing instead on the inner me, the present me, the past me, and the future me. I’m working hard so that the next time I decide to be social, I can be the best version of me possible. . On another note, I’m busy writing a synopsis for my manuscript. If any of you have been through this process, you know how difficult it can be. And for those of you who haven’t yet had the joy... watch out. It’s hard stuff, but I promise you that it’s well worth the struggle. . Whatever you’re working on, keep going. Keep pushing forward. You got this. . . . . #authorlife  #authorsofinstagram  #authors  #creativeliving  #amwriting  #novellife  #novelwriting  #novelist  #create  #creative  #canwrite  #willwrite  #writenow  #writethatdraft  #finishthatdraft  #plotthatdraft  #contemporarywritersclub  #melbournewriters  #aussieauthor  #writerightnow  #aussiewriters  #goaldigger  #solopreneur  #authorpreneur  #keepgoing  #synopsis  #ampublishing  #getitdone  #kickinggoals  #cantstopmenow 
Sure, I’m sick. Sure, I need sleep. Sure, I should probably be in bed.
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Am I listening to any of that? Not today.
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Today I have goals to kick. They’re not strenuous, but they will linger in my mind as I try to recover from this cold. And that just won’t do.
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So today I’m up and ready to slay. I’m the master of my destiny, and I refuse to allow myself to be side tracked by a common cold. Not today, Satan.
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I’m coming for you, goals. You better watch out.
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Sure, I’m sick. Sure, I need sleep. Sure, I should probably be in bed. . Am I listening to any of that? Not today. . Today I have goals to kick. They’re not strenuous, but they will linger in my mind as I try to recover from this cold. And that just won’t do. . So today I’m up and ready to slay. I’m the master of my destiny, and I refuse to allow myself to be side tracked by a common cold. Not today, Satan. . I’m coming for you, goals. You better watch out. . . . . #authorlife  #authorsofinstagram  #authors  #creativeliving  #amwriting  #novellife  #novelwriting  #novelist  #create  #creative  #canwrite  #willwrite  #writenow  #writethatdraft  #finishthatdraft  #plotthatdraft  #contemporarywritersclub  #melbournewriters  #aussieauthor  #writerightnow  #aussiewriters  #goaldigger  #girlboss  #solopreneur  #authorpreneur  #nomoreexcuses  #slaytheday  #cantgetmedown  #comingoutswinging  #bossbabetribe 
Evil twinz 😈 👻 @yvng.poltergeist @_angelo773 need visuals and some A1 photography hit up @yungbrandofromdabando that was a good as night with some real mfkers #rap #trap #stack #throwback #musicvideo #photography #aintnostoppin #staywoke #peaceful #blessed #mindright #willwrite
Happy weekend!
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So many things to get done this weekend, and so little time to do it in! I have a plan to make it all work, and I’m sticking to it (no matter what).
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The more I strive to reach my goals, the closer they are to becoming a reality. You don’t get anywhere by sitting around wishing for things, you gotta get out there and make them happen!
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What are you striving towards? How can you reach those goals? Who are you putting in place around you to support you?
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#goaldigger #boldliving #bebrave #girlboss #selflove #selfcare #lovemyself #icandoanything #womensupportingwomen #girlgang #bossbabes #badasswomen #authorlife #authorsofinstagram #authors #creativeliving #amwriting #novellife #novelwriting #novelist #create #creative #canwrite #willwrite #writenow #contemporarywritersclub #melbournewriters #aussieauthor #writerightnow #aussiewriters
Happy weekend! . So many things to get done this weekend, and so little time to do it in! I have a plan to make it all work, and I’m sticking to it (no matter what). . The more I strive to reach my goals, the closer they are to becoming a reality. You don’t get anywhere by sitting around wishing for things, you gotta get out there and make them happen! . What are you striving towards? How can you reach those goals? Who are you putting in place around you to support you? . . . . #goaldigger  #boldliving  #bebrave  #girlboss  #selflove  #selfcare  #lovemyself  #icandoanything  #womensupportingwomen  #girlgang  #bossbabes  #badasswomen  #authorlife  #authorsofinstagram  #authors  #creativeliving  #amwriting  #novellife  #novelwriting  #novelist  #create  #creative  #canwrite  #willwrite  #writenow  #contemporarywritersclub  #melbournewriters  #aussieauthor  #writerightnow  #aussiewriters 
It’s been a week, which means it’s time for some reading and cozying up on the couch. It’s time to switch off for a bit before I (hopefully) get an amazing night’s sleep in preparation for the weekend.
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The next week is going to be huge for me, and I can’t wait until I can announce some amazing things. Watch this space!
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What are your plans this weekend? What are you looking forward to?
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It’s been a week, which means it’s time for some reading and cozying up on the couch. It’s time to switch off for a bit before I (hopefully) get an amazing night’s sleep in preparation for the weekend. . The next week is going to be huge for me, and I can’t wait until I can announce some amazing things. Watch this space! . What are your plans this weekend? What are you looking forward to? . . . . . #authorlife  #authorsofinstagram  #authors  #creativeliving  #amwriting  #novellife  #novelwriting  #novelist  #create  #creative  #canwrite  #willwrite  #writenow  #writethatdraft  #finishthatdraft  #plotthatdraft  #contemporarywritersclub  #melbournewriters  #aussieauthor  #writerightnow  #aussiewriters  #writersrock  #bookstagram  #weekendbliss  #chillout  #pjs  #hotchocolate  #christmasiscoming 
Ive decided to not only run into the festive season, but to write into it. I’m going to take every opportunity to write, edit and create - even if that means lugging around my laptop to every social occasion filling my calendar.
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Nothing is going to stop me from reaching my goals.
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How are you planning on creatively surviving the silly season?
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Ive decided to not only run into the festive season, but to write into it. I’m going to take every opportunity to write, edit and create - even if that means lugging around my laptop to every social occasion filling my calendar. . Nothing is going to stop me from reaching my goals. . How are you planning on creatively surviving the silly season? . . . . #authorlife  #authorsofinstagram  #authors  #creativeliving  #amwriting  #novellife  #novelwriting  #novelist  #create  #creative  #canwrite  #willwrite  #writenow  #writethatdraft  #finishthatdraft  #plotthatdraft  #contemporarywritersclub  #melbournewriters  #aussieauthor  #writerightnow  #aussiewriters  #nano  #nanowrimo2018  #nano2018  #crappyfirstdraft  #christmasnovel  #girlboss  #slaytheday  #solopreneur  #authorpreneur 
After the events of yesterday, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect from today. I fell asleep thinking of my future, my goals, my dreams, and I’ve woken invigorated.
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I’ve put deadlines in place for certain things to happen, and I’m filling my chessboard. I’m doing everything I can to ensure my dreams become a reality.
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Many of my close friends know what my goals are, and how I plan to achieve them. There are a few, though, that I’m keeping close to my chest. I’m biding my time until I announce them in an effort to plant myself steadily in the present.
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Today I’m ready to slay. Today I’m ready to do what it takes.
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#slaytheday #quote_of_the_day #quote #boldliving #bebrave #girlboss #icandoanything #pinkpinkpink #womensupportingwomen #girlgang #bossbabes #badasswomen #solopreneur #authorpreneur #authorlife #authorsofinstagram #authors #amwriting #novellife #novelwriting #novelist #creative #canwrite #willwrite #writenow #contemporarywritersclub #melbournewriters #aussieauthor #writerightnow #aussiewriters
After the events of yesterday, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect from today. I fell asleep thinking of my future, my goals, my dreams, and I’ve woken invigorated. . I’ve put deadlines in place for certain things to happen, and I’m filling my chessboard. I’m doing everything I can to ensure my dreams become a reality. . Many of my close friends know what my goals are, and how I plan to achieve them. There are a few, though, that I’m keeping close to my chest. I’m biding my time until I announce them in an effort to plant myself steadily in the present. . Today I’m ready to slay. Today I’m ready to do what it takes. . . . . #slaytheday  #quote_of_the_day  #quote  #boldliving  #bebrave  #girlboss  #icandoanything  #pinkpinkpink  #womensupportingwomen  #girlgang  #bossbabes  #badasswomen  #solopreneur  #authorpreneur  #authorlife  #authorsofinstagram  #authors  #amwriting  #novellife  #novelwriting  #novelist  #creative  #canwrite  #willwrite  #writenow  #contemporarywritersclub  #melbournewriters  #aussieauthor  #writerightnow  #aussiewriters 
I’m my opinion, the only way to combat a dumpster fire of a day is with a bottle of rosé. Or two. Apply as required.
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It has not escaped my notice that I post a lot of pictures of my computer and wine, but mostly wine. That’s a discussion for another time.
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For right now I’m going to enjoy my drink without judgement and and away from disaster... I hope.
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I’m my opinion, the only way to combat a dumpster fire of a day is with a bottle of rosé. Or two. Apply as required. . It has not escaped my notice that I post a lot of pictures of my computer and wine, but mostly wine. That’s a discussion for another time. . For right now I’m going to enjoy my drink without judgement and and away from disaster... I hope. . . . . #authorlife  #authorsofinstagram  #authors  #creativeliving  #amwriting  #novellife  #novelwriting  #novelist  #create  #creative  #canwrite  #willwrite  #writenow  #writethatdraft  #finishthatdraft  #plotthatdraft  #contemporarywritersclub  #melbournewriters  #aussieauthor  #writerightnow  #aussiewriters  #nano  #nanowrimo2018  #nano2018  #relaxwithwine  #winetime  #roseallday  #cheers 
I can’t get over the crazy day I’m having.
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So far I’ve spilled water over my desk and coffee all down the wall of a meeting room. I can’t be trusted to carry anything today.
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On the brighter side, the day is going quickly, so I’m almost finished with work. Then I’ll go hide inside for the rest of the day, safe from causing havoc and chaos on the world.
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I can’t get over the crazy day I’m having. . So far I’ve spilled water over my desk and coffee all down the wall of a meeting room. I can’t be trusted to carry anything today. . On the brighter side, the day is going quickly, so I’m almost finished with work. Then I’ll go hide inside for the rest of the day, safe from causing havoc and chaos on the world. . . . . #authorlife  #authorsofinstagram  #authors  #creativeliving  #amwriting  #novellife  #novelwriting  #novelist  #create  #creative  #canwrite  #willwrite  #writenow  #writethatdraft  #finishthatdraft  #plotthatdraft  #contemporarywritersclub  #melbournewriters  #aussieauthor  #writerightnow  #aussiewriters  #nano  #nanowrimo2018  #nano2018  #whendisasterstrikes  #dumpsterfire  #disaster  #hotmess  #girlonfire  #havocandchaos 
It’s one of those mornings where I don’t hear my alarm and wake up ridiculously late. It starts there and takes a steep plummet downhill.
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A couple train delays, spilled coffee in my bag, and makeup in my eye are all oar for the course today, it seems.
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I’m not going to let it get me down. Sure, it’s a crappy start to the day, but I’m still standing. And you bet your ass I’m going to be using this a fodder for my manuscript.
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Every cloud has a silver lining. Today’s is the sexy man in a suit making lover eyes at me from across the platform. Hello, distraction.
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It’s one of those mornings where I don’t hear my alarm and wake up ridiculously late. It starts there and takes a steep plummet downhill. . A couple train delays, spilled coffee in my bag, and makeup in my eye are all oar for the course today, it seems. . I’m not going to let it get me down. Sure, it’s a crappy start to the day, but I’m still standing. And you bet your ass I’m going to be using this a fodder for my manuscript. . Every cloud has a silver lining. Today’s is the sexy man in a suit making lover eyes at me from across the platform. Hello, distraction. . . . . #authorlife  #authorsofinstagram  #authors  #creativeliving  #amwriting  #novellife  #novelwriting  #novelist  #create  #creative  #canwrite  #willwrite  #writenow  #writethatdraft  #finishthatdraft  #plotthatdraft  #contemporarywritersclub  #melbournewriters  #aussieauthor  #writerightnow  #aussiewriters  #nano  #nanowrimo2018  #nano2018  #nothinggoingright  #hellolover  #silverlining  #cantgetmedown  #thebrighterside  #ineedcoffeenow 
The work day has finished which means it’s time to head off to my favourite cafe and do what I do best - create.
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I’m organising the month ahead of me, finalising two manuscripts, talking with publishers, and getting ready for the holiday festivities (including my birthday). There’s a lot on, but it’s all exciting.
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I hear many people say that I’ll not have to work so hard if I’m doing something I love. FALSE. I work twice as hard because I love what I do. I work my ass off to reach my dreams. And every time I tick something off my list I add three more items.
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The life of a #solopreneur and #authorpreneur is never done, and that’s what I love most about it. Get on board or get off the train.
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#authorlife #authorsofinstagram #authors #creativeliving #amwriting #novellife #novelwriting #novelist #create #creative #canwrite #willwrite #writenow #writethatdraft #finishthatdraft #plotthatdraft #contemporarywritersclub #melbournewriters #aussieauthor #writerightnow #aussiewriters #nano #nanowrimo2018 #girlboss #bossbabes #goaldigger #reachingoals #slaytheday
The work day has finished which means it’s time to head off to my favourite cafe and do what I do best - create. . I’m organising the month ahead of me, finalising two manuscripts, talking with publishers, and getting ready for the holiday festivities (including my birthday). There’s a lot on, but it’s all exciting. . I hear many people say that I’ll not have to work so hard if I’m doing something I love. FALSE. I work twice as hard because I love what I do. I work my ass off to reach my dreams. And every time I tick something off my list I add three more items. . The life of a #solopreneur  and #authorpreneur  is never done, and that’s what I love most about it. Get on board or get off the train. . . . . #authorlife  #authorsofinstagram  #authors  #creativeliving  #amwriting  #novellife  #novelwriting  #novelist  #create  #creative  #canwrite  #willwrite  #writenow  #writethatdraft  #finishthatdraft  #plotthatdraft  #contemporarywritersclub  #melbournewriters  #aussieauthor  #writerightnow  #aussiewriters  #nano  #nanowrimo2018  #girlboss  #bossbabes  #goaldigger  #reachingoals  #slaytheday 
The general look on my face as I’m trying to figure out how to write my characters out of the corner they’ve barricaded themselves in. They obviously didn’t get the memo that they’re supposed to work with me, not against me.
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This is why plotting doesn’t work for me. For me, all plot roads lead to hell.
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Even though I’m 1,000% annoyed with my characters, I’m still living the joy of my writing. My story is interesting and has me on the edge of my seat. I feel like I’m watching a tv series waiting for the finale - what will happen in the end?!
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Maybe a big glass of wine will clear up the mess in front of me. No harm in trying, right?
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#pinklover #authorlife #authorsofinstagram #authors #creativeliving #amwriting #novellife #novelwriting #novelist #create #creative #canwrite #willwrite #writenow #writethatdraft #finishthatdraft #plotthatdraft #contemporarywritersclub #melbournewriters #aussieauthor #writerightnow #aussiewriters #nano #nanowrimo2018 #nano2018 #crappyfirstdraft #christmasnovel #authorpreneur #solopreneur #writewithwine
The general look on my face as I’m trying to figure out how to write my characters out of the corner they’ve barricaded themselves in. They obviously didn’t get the memo that they’re supposed to work with me, not against me. . This is why plotting doesn’t work for me. For me, all plot roads lead to hell. . Even though I’m 1,000% annoyed with my characters, I’m still living the joy of my writing. My story is interesting and has me on the edge of my seat. I feel like I’m watching a tv series waiting for the finale - what will happen in the end?! . Maybe a big glass of wine will clear up the mess in front of me. No harm in trying, right? . . . . . #pinklover  #authorlife  #authorsofinstagram  #authors  #creativeliving  #amwriting  #novellife  #novelwriting  #novelist  #create  #creative  #canwrite  #willwrite  #writenow  #writethatdraft  #finishthatdraft  #plotthatdraft  #contemporarywritersclub  #melbournewriters  #aussieauthor  #writerightnow  #aussiewriters  #nano  #nanowrimo2018  #nano2018  #crappyfirstdraft  #christmasnovel  #authorpreneur  #solopreneur  #writewithwine 
Weekends are for fun times with friends, drinking, writing, laughing, knitting, creating, and thinking up ridiculous ideas for podcasts. At least that’s how @tyzors and I spend out time together!
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My tribe is fabulous. They are uplifting, generous, and kind-hearted. They don’t boast about themselves to overshadow you, they don’t nit-pick. They lift their peers up.
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I’m so grateful that I have amazing people in my life that are non-toxic. I’m grateful for you and your presence in my life.
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There is enough light for us all to revel in. When one of us shines, we all shine.
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Stand together, live together, love together.
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#girlgang #bossbabes #badasswomen #authorlife #authorsofinstagram #authors #creativeliving #amwriting #novellife #novelwriting #novelist #create #creative #canwrite #willwrite #writenow #writethatdraft #finishthatdraft #plotthatdraft #contemporarywritersclub #melbournewriters #aussieauthor #writerightnow #aussiewriters #nano #nanowrimo2018 #nano2018 #mytribe #gratefulmindset
Weekends are for fun times with friends, drinking, writing, laughing, knitting, creating, and thinking up ridiculous ideas for podcasts. At least that’s how @tyzors and I spend out time together! . My tribe is fabulous. They are uplifting, generous, and kind-hearted. They don’t boast about themselves to overshadow you, they don’t nit-pick. They lift their peers up. . I’m so grateful that I have amazing people in my life that are non-toxic. I’m grateful for you and your presence in my life. . There is enough light for us all to revel in. When one of us shines, we all shine. . Stand together, live together, love together. . . . . . #girlgang  #bossbabes  #badasswomen  #authorlife  #authorsofinstagram  #authors  #creativeliving  #amwriting  #novellife  #novelwriting  #novelist  #create  #creative  #canwrite  #willwrite  #writenow  #writethatdraft  #finishthatdraft  #plotthatdraft  #contemporarywritersclub  #melbournewriters  #aussieauthor  #writerightnow  #aussiewriters  #nano  #nanowrimo2018  #nano2018  #mytribe  #gratefulmindset 
This is 100% the plight of a writer. We’re all a little crazy, but in the best kind of way. Today, I’m feeling even more off my tree than usual - I have three more characters chattering away, scene after scene of dialogue.
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Calm down, kids, I’ll get to you.
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Let’s all lean in to the secret we hold dear, the craziness of it all.
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To the outside world we might be bonkers, but we know the truth: there’s nothing quite as spectacular as the magic of creativity.
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#girlboss #crazycreative #authorlife #authorsofinstagram #authors #creativeliving #amwriting #novellife #novelwriting #novelist #create #creative #canwrite #willwrite #writenow #writethatdraft #finishthatdraft #plotthatdraft #contemporarywritersclub #melbournewriters #aussieauthor #writerightnow #aussiewriters #nano #nanowrimo2018 #nano2018 #crappyfirstdraft #christmasnovel #bigmagic #creativemagic
This is 100% the plight of a writer. We’re all a little crazy, but in the best kind of way. Today, I’m feeling even more off my tree than usual - I have three more characters chattering away, scene after scene of dialogue. . Calm down, kids, I’ll get to you. . Let’s all lean in to the secret we hold dear, the craziness of it all. . To the outside world we might be bonkers, but we know the truth: there’s nothing quite as spectacular as the magic of creativity. . . . . . #girlboss  #crazycreative  #authorlife  #authorsofinstagram  #authors  #creativeliving  #amwriting  #novellife  #novelwriting  #novelist  #create  #creative  #canwrite  #willwrite  #writenow  #writethatdraft  #finishthatdraft  #plotthatdraft  #contemporarywritersclub  #melbournewriters  #aussieauthor  #writerightnow  #aussiewriters  #nano  #nanowrimo2018  #nano2018  #crappyfirstdraft  #christmasnovel  #bigmagic  #creativemagic 
Day 4: I am so grateful for the stolen bits of time in which I write. I don't always get to write during a specific time. Sometimes I have to pull out my phone during lunch break and type away on Google Docs. I usually get to write a little bit before work. On Saturdays, sometimes I have all day, which is glorious. For someone who isn't a full-time writer yet, I choose to be grateful for all the time I DO have to work on my dreams—even if it's only 10 minutes at a time some days.
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Wishing you all a beautiful Saturday with lots of time to read and write and be happy 💕
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#writerlygratitude #grateful #gratitude #amwriting #writerslife #rosieleewrites #weekendwriters #happywriting #writewhenyoucan #writenow #writeon #writewritewrite #keepwriting #justkeepwriting #canwrite #willwrite #writeallthewords #youvegotthis #writeonwriter
Day 4: I am so grateful for the stolen bits of time in which I write. I don't always get to write during a specific time. Sometimes I have to pull out my phone during lunch break and type away on Google Docs. I usually get to write a little bit before work. On Saturdays, sometimes I have all day, which is glorious. For someone who isn't a full-time writer yet, I choose to be grateful for all the time I DO have to work on my dreams—even if it's only 10 minutes at a time some days. . . Wishing you all a beautiful Saturday with lots of time to read and write and be happy 💕 . . . #writerlygratitude  #grateful  #gratitude  #amwriting  #writerslife  #rosieleewrites  #weekendwriters  #happywriting  #writewhenyoucan  #writenow  #writeon  #writewritewrite  #keepwriting  #justkeepwriting  #canwrite  #willwrite  #writeallthewords  #youvegotthis  #writeonwriter 
There are officially 7 days left of NaNoWriMo, which means I’m desperately trying to vibe off my writer friends’ creativity and work on my manuscript.
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My goal for this month was to feel more confident with my story and my writing, and to continue to link in with my amazing community. Well, I’m happy to report that my job is done.
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I am absolutely loving my story and my writing. I’m laughing, crying, and cheering for my characters.
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And finally, I’m finding joy.
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#girlboss #solopreneur #authorpreneur #authorlife #authorsofinstagram #authors #creativeliving #amwriting #novellife #novelwriting #novelist #create #creative #canwrite #willwrite #writenow #writethatdraft #finishthatdraft #plotthatdraft #contemporarywritersclub #melbournewriters #aussieauthor #writerightnow #aussiewriters #nano #nanowrimo2018 #nano2018 #crappyfirstdraft #christmasnovel #weekendvibes
There are officially 7 days left of NaNoWriMo, which means I’m desperately trying to vibe off my writer friends’ creativity and work on my manuscript. . My goal for this month was to feel more confident with my story and my writing, and to continue to link in with my amazing community. Well, I’m happy to report that my job is done. . I am absolutely loving my story and my writing. I’m laughing, crying, and cheering for my characters. . And finally, I’m finding joy. . . . . . #girlboss  #solopreneur  #authorpreneur  #authorlife  #authorsofinstagram  #authors  #creativeliving  #amwriting  #novellife  #novelwriting  #novelist  #create  #creative  #canwrite  #willwrite  #writenow  #writethatdraft  #finishthatdraft  #plotthatdraft  #contemporarywritersclub  #melbournewriters  #aussieauthor  #writerightnow  #aussiewriters  #nano  #nanowrimo2018  #nano2018  #crappyfirstdraft  #christmasnovel  #weekendvibes 
I have a confession to make: I buy books based on their covers.
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I know, I know. It’s something I’ve been told NOT to do since I was a child, and it’s something I preach every single day, but really - can you blame me?
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They’re all so pretty, sitting there, looking at me, waiting for me to read them. They call out to me. “I will make you smile. I will make you giggle on the train. I will intrigue you. I will scare you. I will make you think.”
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I’ll buy you all and I’ll keep you safe from the dangers of the world. I will hold you close to me as you share with me your secrets. I won’t let anything happen to you.
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That’s right. I’m in a relationship with my TBR pile.
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#bookstagram #bookporn #tbrpile #tbr #bookcoverart #authorlife #authorsofinstagram #authors #creativeliving #amwriting #novellife #novelwriting #novelist #create #creative #canwrite #willwrite #writenow #writethatdraft #finishthatdraft #plotthatdraft #contemporarywritersclub #melbournewriters #aussieauthor #writerightnow #aussiewriters #nano #nanowrimo2018 #nano2018 #readinglife
I have a confession to make: I buy books based on their covers. . I know, I know. It’s something I’ve been told NOT to do since I was a child, and it’s something I preach every single day, but really - can you blame me? . They’re all so pretty, sitting there, looking at me, waiting for me to read them. They call out to me. “I will make you smile. I will make you giggle on the train. I will intrigue you. I will scare you. I will make you think.” . I’ll buy you all and I’ll keep you safe from the dangers of the world. I will hold you close to me as you share with me your secrets. I won’t let anything happen to you. . That’s right. I’m in a relationship with my TBR pile. . . . . . . #bookstagram  #bookporn  #tbrpile  #tbr  #bookcoverart  #authorlife  #authorsofinstagram  #authors  #creativeliving  #amwriting  #novellife  #novelwriting  #novelist  #create  #creative  #canwrite  #willwrite  #writenow  #writethatdraft  #finishthatdraft  #plotthatdraft  #contemporarywritersclub  #melbournewriters  #aussieauthor  #writerightnow  #aussiewriters  #nano  #nanowrimo2018  #nano2018  #readinglife 
Gearing up for the weekend which officially starts in five and a half hours. There will be a lot of sleep, coffee, books, writing, and of course voting.
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I’m going to be comfortably cozy while is rains outside, allowing the weather to incite my creativity.
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I’ll also be taking this weekend to evaluate my goals and the steps I need to take to reach them. I can see my dreams coming true. I know I will teach them someday. I’d rather that day be sooner rather than later.
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How are you spending the weekend?
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#girlboss #lovemyself #icandoanything #weekendfeels #solopreneur #authorpreneur #authorlife #authorsofinstagram #authors #creativeliving #amwriting #novellife #novelwriting #novelist #create #creative #canwrite #willwrite #writenow #writethatdraft #finishthatdraft #plotthatdraft #contemporarywritersclub #melbournewriters #aussieauthor #writerightnow #aussiewriters #nano #nanowrimo2018 #nano2018
Gearing up for the weekend which officially starts in five and a half hours. There will be a lot of sleep, coffee, books, writing, and of course voting. . I’m going to be comfortably cozy while is rains outside, allowing the weather to incite my creativity. . I’ll also be taking this weekend to evaluate my goals and the steps I need to take to reach them. I can see my dreams coming true. I know I will teach them someday. I’d rather that day be sooner rather than later. . How are you spending the weekend? . . . . . . #girlboss  #lovemyself  #icandoanything  #weekendfeels  #solopreneur  #authorpreneur  #authorlife  #authorsofinstagram  #authors  #creativeliving  #amwriting  #novellife  #novelwriting  #novelist  #create  #creative  #canwrite  #willwrite  #writenow  #writethatdraft  #finishthatdraft  #plotthatdraft  #contemporarywritersclub  #melbournewriters  #aussieauthor  #writerightnow  #aussiewriters  #nano  #nanowrimo2018  #nano2018 
I’ve been so caught up in watching new Christmas movies that I didn’t even realise that it was dinner time, let alone nearly time for bed.
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It’s all in the name of “research” for my novel, at least that’s what I’ve been telling myself. Really though, I’m a sucker for the cheesy predictability of holiday movies - no matter what the plot (and I use that term loosely).
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Snuggling up in a big blanket with a hot chocolate next to my Christmas tree almost makes me feel like I’m in a winter wonderland… Almost.
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If you need me, I’ll be on the couch for the rest of the night, re-watching a new favourite of mine - where the town’s bakery is saved by Santa, for reasons I still can’t quite fathom.
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#inthenameofresearch #christmasmovies #hallmarkchristmasmovies #lifetimemovies #authorlife #authorsofinstagram #authors #creativeliving #amwriting #novellife #novelwriting #novelist #create #creative #canwrite #willwrite #writenow #writethatdraft #finishthatdraft #plotthatdraft #contemporarywritersclub #melbournewriters #aussieauthor #writerightnow #aussiewriters #nano #nanowrimo2018 #nano2018 #crappyfirstdraft #christmasnovel
I’ve been so caught up in watching new Christmas movies that I didn’t even realise that it was dinner time, let alone nearly time for bed. . It’s all in the name of “research” for my novel, at least that’s what I’ve been telling myself. Really though, I’m a sucker for the cheesy predictability of holiday movies - no matter what the plot (and I use that term loosely). . Snuggling up in a big blanket with a hot chocolate next to my Christmas tree almost makes me feel like I’m in a winter wonderland… Almost. . If you need me, I’ll be on the couch for the rest of the night, re-watching a new favourite of mine - where the town’s bakery is saved by Santa, for reasons I still can’t quite fathom. . . . . . . #inthenameofresearch  #christmasmovies  #hallmarkchristmasmovies  #lifetimemovies  #authorlife  #authorsofinstagram  #authors  #creativeliving  #amwriting  #novellife  #novelwriting  #novelist  #create  #creative  #canwrite  #willwrite  #writenow  #writethatdraft  #finishthatdraft  #plotthatdraft  #contemporarywritersclub  #melbournewriters  #aussieauthor  #writerightnow  #aussiewriters  #nano  #nanowrimo2018  #nano2018  #crappyfirstdraft  #christmasnovel 
When are you going to stop telling yourself that you can’t reach your goals? When are you going to stop putting off all of those things that will get you there? Fear is what’s holding you back, not external forces.
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You have the power to turn things around. You have the power to make a difference in your life. Only you can make the first step, then the second, then the third. You can’t wait for someone or something else to be “right” before you start.
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The starting line is here. The bell has gone off. Start the race or get left behind.
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#girlboss #icandoanything #pinklover #womensupportingwomen #girlgang #bossbabes #badasswomen #authorlife #authorsofinstagram #authors #creativeliving #amwriting #novellife #novelwriting #novelist #create #creative #canwrite #willwrite #writenow #writethatdraft #finishthatdraft #plotthatdraft #contemporarywritersclub #melbournewriters #aussieauthor #writerightnow #aussiewriters #nano #nanowrimo2018
When are you going to stop telling yourself that you can’t reach your goals? When are you going to stop putting off all of those things that will get you there? Fear is what’s holding you back, not external forces. . You have the power to turn things around. You have the power to make a difference in your life. Only you can make the first step, then the second, then the third. You can’t wait for someone or something else to be “right” before you start. . The starting line is here. The bell has gone off. Start the race or get left behind. . . . . . . #girlboss  #icandoanything  #pinklover  #womensupportingwomen  #girlgang  #bossbabes  #badasswomen  #authorlife  #authorsofinstagram  #authors  #creativeliving  #amwriting  #novellife  #novelwriting  #novelist  #create  #creative  #canwrite  #willwrite  #writenow  #writethatdraft  #finishthatdraft  #plotthatdraft  #contemporarywritersclub  #melbournewriters  #aussieauthor  #writerightnow  #aussiewriters  #nano  #nanowrimo2018 
I’m getting ready to take on the world with my words – both spoken and written. I will sprint my little heart out with my community and discuss the highs and lows of my journey.
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At the beginning of the month I was afraid that I wasn’t going to reach my goals, and that my words would be worthless by the end of my efforts. Not anymore. NaNoWriMo is what you choose to make it. And I choose to use it as an opportunity to write at my own speed but with the amazing community that continues to build around me. The fight with me and support me to beat my own goals. They work hard all day, every day.
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I now know that I will beat my goals, I will beat my fears, I will beat my own expectations.
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Are you ready to join the fight?
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#authorlife #authorsofinstagram #authors #creativeliving #amwriting #novellife #novelwriting #novelist #create #creative #canwrite #willwrite #writenow #writethatdraft #finishthatdraft #plotthatdraft #contemporarywritersclub #melbournewriters #aussieauthor #writerightnow #aussiewriters #nano #nanowrimo2018 #nano2018 #crappyfirstdraft #christmasnovel #selflove #igotthis #writeforyourlife #comeoutfighting
I’m getting ready to take on the world with my words – both spoken and written. I will sprint my little heart out with my community and discuss the highs and lows of my journey. . At the beginning of the month I was afraid that I wasn’t going to reach my goals, and that my words would be worthless by the end of my efforts. Not anymore. NaNoWriMo is what you choose to make it. And I choose to use it as an opportunity to write at my own speed but with the amazing community that continues to build around me. The fight with me and support me to beat my own goals. They work hard all day, every day. . I now know that I will beat my goals, I will beat my fears, I will beat my own expectations. . Are you ready to join the fight? . . . . . #authorlife  #authorsofinstagram  #authors  #creativeliving  #amwriting  #novellife  #novelwriting  #novelist  #create  #creative  #canwrite  #willwrite  #writenow  #writethatdraft  #finishthatdraft  #plotthatdraft  #contemporarywritersclub  #melbournewriters  #aussieauthor  #writerightnow  #aussiewriters  #nano  #nanowrimo2018  #nano2018  #crappyfirstdraft  #christmasnovel  #selflove  #igotthis  #writeforyourlife  #comeoutfighting 
This morning I started re-reading some of my current manuscript. And boy, I’ve made a bit of a mess for my MC. The poor thing is going to have no hope in fighting the big bad if I keep going like this.
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Which is exactly where I want her to be. A bit broken down, taken down a few pegs, and distracted. In my experience, that’s when we finally come out fighting.
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Like my MC, I have made a little mess for myself too, but it’s nothing I can’t handle. In fact, watch me and I will beat these fears to the ground.
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The big bad has nothing on me.
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#girlboss #lovemyself #icandoanything #authorlife #authorsofinstagram #authors #creativeliving #amwriting #novellife #novelwriting #novelist #create #creative #canwrite #willwrite #writenow #writethatdraft #finishthatdraft #plotthatdraft #contemporarywritersclub #melbournewriters #aussieauthor #writerightnow #aussiewriters #nano #nanowrimo2018 #nano2018 #crappyfirstdraft #christmasnovel #writeforyourlife
This morning I started re-reading some of my current manuscript. And boy, I’ve made a bit of a mess for my MC. The poor thing is going to have no hope in fighting the big bad if I keep going like this. . Which is exactly where I want her to be. A bit broken down, taken down a few pegs, and distracted. In my experience, that’s when we finally come out fighting. . Like my MC, I have made a little mess for myself too, but it’s nothing I can’t handle. In fact, watch me and I will beat these fears to the ground. . The big bad has nothing on me. . . . . . . #girlboss  #lovemyself  #icandoanything  #authorlife  #authorsofinstagram  #authors  #creativeliving  #amwriting  #novellife  #novelwriting  #novelist  #create  #creative  #canwrite  #willwrite  #writenow  #writethatdraft  #finishthatdraft  #plotthatdraft  #contemporarywritersclub  #melbournewriters  #aussieauthor  #writerightnow  #aussiewriters  #nano  #nanowrimo2018  #nano2018  #crappyfirstdraft  #christmasnovel  #writeforyourlife 
It is important that we not judge ourselves for the emotional rollercoasters that we go through, but instead allow the understanding that this is all part of the human experience.
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We are all broken, one way or another. It’s about how we put ourselves back together that creates the most beauty and worth.
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There is a Japanese art called “kintsukuroi” which repairs broken pottery with gold or silver lacquer. It is done with the understanding and belief that the piece is more beautiful and worth more for having been broken in the first place.
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Just like the picture, I am a broken piece of kintsukuroi pottery. I am bruised and broken in more ways than I know how to explain. But, just like this piece, the break is part of my history. And I am much more beautiful because of it. My flaws make me worthy.
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Think about this as you check in with yourself. How are you mending your broken pieces? With gold, or with invisible glue?
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#girlboss #goaldigger #mentalhealth #mentalhealthrecovery #authorlife #authorsofinstagram #authors #creativeliving #amwriting #novellife #novelwriting #novelist #create #creative #canwrite #willwrite #writenow #writethatdraft #finishthatdraft #plotthatdraft #contemporarywritersclub #melbournewriters #aussieauthor #writerightnow #aussiewriters #nano #nanowrimo2018 #nano2018 #crappyfirstdraft #bekindtoyourself
It is important that we not judge ourselves for the emotional rollercoasters that we go through, but instead allow the understanding that this is all part of the human experience. . We are all broken, one way or another. It’s about how we put ourselves back together that creates the most beauty and worth. . There is a Japanese art called “kintsukuroi” which repairs broken pottery with gold or silver lacquer. It is done with the understanding and belief that the piece is more beautiful and worth more for having been broken in the first place. . Just like the picture, I am a broken piece of kintsukuroi pottery. I am bruised and broken in more ways than I know how to explain. But, just like this piece, the break is part of my history. And I am much more beautiful because of it. My flaws make me worthy. . Think about this as you check in with yourself. How are you mending your broken pieces? With gold, or with invisible glue? . . . . . . #girlboss  #goaldigger  #mentalhealth  #mentalhealthrecovery  #authorlife  #authorsofinstagram  #authors  #creativeliving  #amwriting  #novellife  #novelwriting  #novelist  #create  #creative  #canwrite  #willwrite  #writenow  #writethatdraft  #finishthatdraft  #plotthatdraft  #contemporarywritersclub  #melbournewriters  #aussieauthor  #writerightnow  #aussiewriters  #nano  #nanowrimo2018  #nano2018  #crappyfirstdraft  #bekindtoyourself 
Creativity takes courage. In fact, creativity takes a willpower that not many fully understand.
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Creativity can be heartbreaking and can beat you down into a million different pieces, leaving you shattered and bruised on the floor.
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But then there are the other times. The times when it lifts you up, where you become lighter and freer with every word you write, every stroke of your brush, every new idea that forms.
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No matter which type of creativity you are facing today, know that you are not alone. The community is here for you. We are here to share in your burdens and delight in your successes. We will cheerlead you through your darkest moments to help you reach the light.
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Get involved. Get connected. Reach out.
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I can’t wait to be a part of your team. I can’t wait to tell you how amazing you are and how valuable your creativity is to the world. I can’t wait to show you how courageous you are for being the wonderful, creative YOU.
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#girlboss #courage #bebravebeyou #authorlife #authorsofinstagram #authors #creativeliving #amwriting #novellife #novelwriting #novelist #create #creative #canwrite #willwrite #writenow #writethatdraft #finishthatdraft #plotthatdraft #contemporarywritersclub #melbournewriters #aussieauthor #writerightnow #aussiewriters #nano #nanowrimo2018 #nano2018 #crappyfirstdraft #ponderingwritingretreat #letmesupportyou
Creativity takes courage. In fact, creativity takes a willpower that not many fully understand. . Creativity can be heartbreaking and can beat you down into a million different pieces, leaving you shattered and bruised on the floor. . But then there are the other times. The times when it lifts you up, where you become lighter and freer with every word you write, every stroke of your brush, every new idea that forms. . No matter which type of creativity you are facing today, know that you are not alone. The community is here for you. We are here to share in your burdens and delight in your successes. We will cheerlead you through your darkest moments to help you reach the light. . Get involved. Get connected. Reach out. . I can’t wait to be a part of your team. I can’t wait to tell you how amazing you are and how valuable your creativity is to the world. I can’t wait to show you how courageous you are for being the wonderful, creative YOU. . . . . . . #girlboss  #courage  #bebravebeyou  #authorlife  #authorsofinstagram  #authors  #creativeliving  #amwriting  #novellife  #novelwriting  #novelist  #create  #creative  #canwrite  #willwrite  #writenow  #writethatdraft  #finishthatdraft  #plotthatdraft  #contemporarywritersclub  #melbournewriters  #aussieauthor  #writerightnow  #aussiewriters  #nano  #nanowrimo2018  #nano2018  #crappyfirstdraft  #ponderingwritingretreat  #letmesupportyou 
I’m getting my adult life as organized as possible today, getting ready for the @ponderingwritingretreat happening this weekend.
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I’m cleaning my desk, de-cluttering my mind, and ensuring that I have loads of snacks and treats to make it through the upcoming 68 hours. It’s going to be an adventure!
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I can’t wait to get this party started. Are you pondering? Are you writing? Are you ready for the retreat?
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I’ll see you for my first sprint in 7 hours, and will join you for @jaqveganwriter first chat in 5 hours (2am EST, 6pm AEDT)!
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#authorlife #authorsofinstagram #authors #creativeliving #amwriting #novellife #novelwriting #novelist #create #creative #canwrite #willwrite #writenow #writethatdraft #finishthatdraft #plotthatdraft #contemporarywritersclub #melbournewriters #aussieauthor #writerightnow #aussiewriters #nano #nanowrimo2018 #nano2018 #crappyfirstdraft #christmasnovel #ponderingwritingretreat #writewithme #writethenightaway
I’m getting my adult life as organized as possible today, getting ready for the @ponderingwritingretreat happening this weekend. . I’m cleaning my desk, de-cluttering my mind, and ensuring that I have loads of snacks and treats to make it through the upcoming 68 hours. It’s going to be an adventure! . I can’t wait to get this party started. Are you pondering? Are you writing? Are you ready for the retreat? . I’ll see you for my first sprint in 7 hours, and will join you for @jaqveganwriter first chat in 5 hours (2am EST, 6pm AEDT)! . . . . . #authorlife  #authorsofinstagram  #authors  #creativeliving  #amwriting  #novellife  #novelwriting  #novelist  #create  #creative  #canwrite  #willwrite  #writenow  #writethatdraft  #finishthatdraft  #plotthatdraft  #contemporarywritersclub  #melbournewriters  #aussieauthor  #writerightnow  #aussiewriters  #nano  #nanowrimo2018  #nano2018  #crappyfirstdraft  #christmasnovel  #ponderingwritingretreat  #writewithme  #writethenightaway 
I’m becoming what I want to be. I’m taking steps towards my goals, towards the person I see in my dreams - the me I’ve always wanted to be. I’m changing, I’m expanding, I’m living.
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I used to think that I could tell myself to change and it would happen overnight, but as I get older I realise that life doesn’t work that way. There is no fad diet, no online course, no quick fix I can enact that will make something stick. No, we can’t demand change, we need to inspire it in others.
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And I have certainly been inspired - by each and every one of you.
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So tonight I’m writing again. I’m laughing along with my characters, I’m intrigued by the mystery in front of me, and I’m nervous for the outcome of a crime. I’m letting the story flow, letting the characters and the plot lead me, and I’m letting my guard down.
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I’m finding joy in my work, and most especially with a character that keeps teasing my MC with a dry sarcastic wit.
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Be still my beating heart.
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#girlboss #solopreneur #goaldigger #writewithjoy #authorlife #authorsofinstagram #authors #creativeliving #amwriting #novellife #novelwriting #novelist #create #creative #canwrite #willwrite #writenow #writethatdraft #finishthatdraft #plotthatdraft #contemporarywritersclub #melbournewriters #aussieauthor #writerightnow #aussiewriters #nano #nanowrimo2018 #nano2018 #crappyfirstdraft #christmasnovel
I’m becoming what I want to be. I’m taking steps towards my goals, towards the person I see in my dreams - the me I’ve always wanted to be. I’m changing, I’m expanding, I’m living. . I used to think that I could tell myself to change and it would happen overnight, but as I get older I realise that life doesn’t work that way. There is no fad diet, no online course, no quick fix I can enact that will make something stick. No, we can’t demand change, we need to inspire it in others. . And I have certainly been inspired - by each and every one of you. . So tonight I’m writing again. I’m laughing along with my characters, I’m intrigued by the mystery in front of me, and I’m nervous for the outcome of a crime. I’m letting the story flow, letting the characters and the plot lead me, and I’m letting my guard down. . I’m finding joy in my work, and most especially with a character that keeps teasing my MC with a dry sarcastic wit. . Be still my beating heart. . . . . . . #girlboss  #solopreneur  #goaldigger  #writewithjoy  #authorlife  #authorsofinstagram  #authors  #creativeliving  #amwriting  #novellife  #novelwriting  #novelist  #create  #creative  #canwrite  #willwrite  #writenow  #writethatdraft  #finishthatdraft  #plotthatdraft  #contemporarywritersclub  #melbournewriters  #aussieauthor  #writerightnow  #aussiewriters  #nano  #nanowrimo2018  #nano2018  #crappyfirstdraft  #christmasnovel 
You are enough. Your writing, creating, editing, reading, learning, working is enough. Do not let doubt - either your own or others’ - tell you any different.
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This month is huge for the writing community. We are all striving to reach goals- some of them real, some imagined - with varying success. If you’re in that boat, keep rowing. You can get through the sea of doubt and get to dry land. It may not feel like it right now, but you can.
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Also, a PSA to those who are “behind” in word counts or goal milestones: the fact that you’re trying is good enough. You are worth gold, just by putting yourself out there. You are all kings and queens of your own domain.
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#authorlife #authorsofinstagram #authors #creativeliving #amwriting #novellife #novelwriting #novelist #create #creative #canwrite #willwrite #writenow #writethatdraft #finishthatdraft #plotthatdraft #contemporarywritersclub #melbournewriters #aussieauthor #writerightnow #aussiewriters #nano #nanowrimo2018 #nano2018 #crappyfirstdraft #ibelieveinyourstory #yougotthis #slaytheday #keepmovingforward #youareenough
You are enough. Your writing, creating, editing, reading, learning, working is enough. Do not let doubt - either your own or others’ - tell you any different. . This month is huge for the writing community. We are all striving to reach goals- some of them real, some imagined - with varying success. If you’re in that boat, keep rowing. You can get through the sea of doubt and get to dry land. It may not feel like it right now, but you can. . Also, a PSA to those who are “behind” in word counts or goal milestones: the fact that you’re trying is good enough. You are worth gold, just by putting yourself out there. You are all kings and queens of your own domain. . . . . #authorlife  #authorsofinstagram  #authors  #creativeliving  #amwriting  #novellife  #novelwriting  #novelist  #create  #creative  #canwrite  #willwrite  #writenow  #writethatdraft  #finishthatdraft  #plotthatdraft  #contemporarywritersclub  #melbournewriters  #aussieauthor  #writerightnow  #aussiewriters  #nano  #nanowrimo2018  #nano2018  #crappyfirstdraft  #ibelieveinyourstory  #yougotthis  #slaytheday  #keepmovingforward  #youareenough 
How many of us have heard that we can’t do something? If your life is anything like mine, you hear it at least ten times per day, mainly from your own insecurities.
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It’s time to put that away, to shut those thoughts out of your mind. It’s time to cut off toxic people spreading disease with their words. It’s time to cut out poisonous thoughts from your soul.
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You are the only one that can prove those nay-sayers wrong. You must believe in yourself, even when no one else does. You have so much potential, so much worth, but you choose hide it from yourself and the rest of the world.
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It’s time to take a chance. It’s time you start betting on yourself.
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I’ll bet on you.
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#girlboss #lovemyself #icandoanything #icandothistoo #authorlife #authorsofinstagram #authors #creativeliving #amwriting #novellife #novelwriting #novelist #create #creative #canwrite #willwrite #writenow #writethatdraft #finishthatdraft #plotthatdraft #contemporarywritersclub #melbournewriters #aussieauthor #writerightnow #aussiewriters #nano #nanowrimo2018 #nano2018 #crappyfirstdraft #nomoreexcuses
How many of us have heard that we can’t do something? If your life is anything like mine, you hear it at least ten times per day, mainly from your own insecurities. . It’s time to put that away, to shut those thoughts out of your mind. It’s time to cut off toxic people spreading disease with their words. It’s time to cut out poisonous thoughts from your soul. . You are the only one that can prove those nay-sayers wrong. You must believe in yourself, even when no one else does. You have so much potential, so much worth, but you choose hide it from yourself and the rest of the world. . It’s time to take a chance. It’s time you start betting on yourself. . I’ll bet on you. . . . . . . #girlboss  #lovemyself  #icandoanything  #icandothistoo  #authorlife  #authorsofinstagram  #authors  #creativeliving  #amwriting  #novellife  #novelwriting  #novelist  #create  #creative  #canwrite  #willwrite  #writenow  #writethatdraft  #finishthatdraft  #plotthatdraft  #contemporarywritersclub  #melbournewriters  #aussieauthor  #writerightnow  #aussiewriters  #nano  #nanowrimo2018  #nano2018  #crappyfirstdraft  #nomoreexcuses 
I’m writing, thinking about writing, helping others write. I’m editing, formulating, thinking, pondering.
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It’s a time for creativity in my life. It’s a time for patience and love and kindness. It’s a time to be fearless and to take up arms against those who threaten to harm me.
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It’s a time for action, in every sense of the word. I’m getting up, standing up, holding the line.
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I’m holding strong to my convictions. I stand beside and in front of every single one of my friends that need a fighter. Beside and in front.
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No matter what you’re going through and how the demons threaten to tear you down, I will be there to shield you. I will be there etc support you, to encourage you, to help you beat back the darkness.
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Together we can overcome anything. .
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#girlboss #lovemyself #icandoanything #authorlife #authorsofinstagram #authors #creativeliving #amwriting #novellife #novelwriting #novelist #create #creative #canwrite #willwrite #writenow #writethatdraft #finishthatdraft #plotthatdraft #contemporarywritersclub #melbournewriters #aussieauthor #writerightnow #aussiewriters #nano #nanowrimo2018 #nano2018 #crappyfirstdraft #savage #foreverfierce
I’m writing, thinking about writing, helping others write. I’m editing, formulating, thinking, pondering. . It’s a time for creativity in my life. It’s a time for patience and love and kindness. It’s a time to be fearless and to take up arms against those who threaten to harm me. . It’s a time for action, in every sense of the word. I’m getting up, standing up, holding the line. . I’m holding strong to my convictions. I stand beside and in front of every single one of my friends that need a fighter. Beside and in front. . No matter what you’re going through and how the demons threaten to tear you down, I will be there to shield you. I will be there etc support you, to encourage you, to help you beat back the darkness. . Together we can overcome anything. . . . . . . #girlboss  #lovemyself  #icandoanything  #authorlife  #authorsofinstagram  #authors  #creativeliving  #amwriting  #novellife  #novelwriting  #novelist  #create  #creative  #canwrite  #willwrite  #writenow  #writethatdraft  #finishthatdraft  #plotthatdraft  #contemporarywritersclub  #melbournewriters  #aussieauthor  #writerightnow  #aussiewriters  #nano  #nanowrimo2018  #nano2018  #crappyfirstdraft  #savage  #foreverfierce 
To all those that are striving their hardest to win NaNo and are getting disenchanted... To all those who feel like you’re not going to reach your life goals or find success, love, happiness...
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Hang in there.
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You can reach your goal - I totally believe that. But maybe it’s time to take a look at exactly what your time limits are. You might find that breaking up your plans into smaller, bite-sized chunks, can actually help you move forward at a faster rate.
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No matter what you’re doing or where you’re going, keep at it. Even if it takes you a year, six years, ten years. You got this.
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Slow progress is better than no progress.
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#authorlife #authorsofinstagram #authors #creativeliving #amwriting #novellife #novelwriting #novelist #create #creative #canwrite #willwrite #writenow #writethatdraft #finishthatdraft #plotthatdraft #contemporarywritersclub #melbournewriters #aussieauthor #writerightnow #aussiewriters #nano #nanowrimo2018 #nano2018 #crappyfirstdraft #yougotthis #reachyourgoal #striveforsuccess #goaldigger #getit
To all those that are striving their hardest to win NaNo and are getting disenchanted... To all those who feel like you’re not going to reach your life goals or find success, love, happiness... . Hang in there. . You can reach your goal - I totally believe that. But maybe it’s time to take a look at exactly what your time limits are. You might find that breaking up your plans into smaller, bite-sized chunks, can actually help you move forward at a faster rate. . No matter what you’re doing or where you’re going, keep at it. Even if it takes you a year, six years, ten years. You got this. . Slow progress is better than no progress. . . . . . #authorlife  #authorsofinstagram  #authors  #creativeliving  #amwriting  #novellife  #novelwriting  #novelist  #create  #creative  #canwrite  #willwrite  #writenow  #writethatdraft  #finishthatdraft  #plotthatdraft  #contemporarywritersclub  #melbournewriters  #aussieauthor  #writerightnow  #aussiewriters  #nano  #nanowrimo2018  #nano2018  #crappyfirstdraft  #yougotthis  #reachyourgoal  #striveforsuccess  #goaldigger  #getit 
I don’t know about you, but I’m ready to dream big.
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I’m ready to take on the world, in leaps and bounds. I’m fighting for my success, I’m fighting for my place in the stage we call life, and fighting against the current of the world.
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Are you?
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#girlboss #icandoanything #womensupportingwomen #bossbabes #badasswomen #authorlife #authorsofinstagram #authors #creativeliving #amwriting #novellife #novelwriting #novelist #create #creative #canwrite #willwrite #writenow #writethatdraft #finishthatdraft #plotthatdraft #contemporarywritersclub #melbournewriters #aussieauthor #writerightnow #aussiewriters #nano #nanowrimo2018 #nano2018 #crappyfirstdraft
I don’t know about you, but I’m ready to dream big. . I’m ready to take on the world, in leaps and bounds. I’m fighting for my success, I’m fighting for my place in the stage we call life, and fighting against the current of the world. . Are you? . . . . . #girlboss  #icandoanything  #womensupportingwomen  #bossbabes  #badasswomen  #authorlife  #authorsofinstagram  #authors  #creativeliving  #amwriting  #novellife  #novelwriting  #novelist  #create  #creative  #canwrite  #willwrite  #writenow  #writethatdraft  #finishthatdraft  #plotthatdraft  #contemporarywritersclub  #melbournewriters  #aussieauthor  #writerightnow  #aussiewriters  #nano  #nanowrimo2018  #nano2018  #crappyfirstdraft 
Love this quote! I do believe in serendipity and inspiration, but I also believe that you need to work to improve your craft. The more I write, the easier the words flow and the more inspiration comes to me. Wishing you all a beautiful, inspiring Monday!
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#inspiration #workworkwork #writewritewrite #workforyourdreams #writerswrite #beconsistent #writerquotes #quotesforwriting #quotesforwriters #quotesonwriting #keepwriting #justkeepwriting #canwrite #willwrite #aspiringauthor #aspiringwriter #newwriters #writersofig #writersofinsta #instawriters #writersofinstagram #writergram #writeon #writenow
Love this quote! I do believe in serendipity and inspiration, but I also believe that you need to work to improve your craft. The more I write, the easier the words flow and the more inspiration comes to me. Wishing you all a beautiful, inspiring Monday! . . . . #inspiration  #workworkwork  #writewritewrite  #workforyourdreams  #writerswrite  #beconsistent  #writerquotes  #quotesforwriting  #quotesforwriters  #quotesonwriting  #keepwriting  #justkeepwriting  #canwrite  #willwrite  #aspiringauthor  #aspiringwriter  #newwriters  #writersofig  #writersofinsta  #instawriters  #writersofinstagram  #writergram  #writeon  #writenow 
Switch out coffee for wine and you’ve got an accurate representation of how my night is going so far.
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But hey, at least I’m back into writing.
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I’ve almost finished up edits for my last MS, which means I can now switch over to focus on my NaNo project and get it underway. I’m also in the mood to do a massive amount of sprints, so watch out! Coming soon to a small screen near you is this crazy face!
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Watch, as I struggle not to swear. Cry, as you beg me to shut up so you can do some writing. Laugh, as I am trolled by my brother.
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Let the good times roll.
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#girlboss #authorlife #authorsofinstagram #authors #creativeliving #amwriting #novellife #novelwriting #novelist #create #creative #canwrite #willwrite #writenow #writethatdraft #finishthatdraft #plotthatdraft #contemporarywritersclub #melbournewriters #aussieauthor #writerightnow #aussiewriters #nano #nanowrimo2018 #nano2018 #crappyfirstdraft #christmasnovel #igotthis #watchme #nomoreexcuses
Switch out coffee for wine and you’ve got an accurate representation of how my night is going so far. . But hey, at least I’m back into writing. . I’ve almost finished up edits for my last MS, which means I can now switch over to focus on my NaNo project and get it underway. I’m also in the mood to do a massive amount of sprints, so watch out! Coming soon to a small screen near you is this crazy face! . Watch, as I struggle not to swear. Cry, as you beg me to shut up so you can do some writing. Laugh, as I am trolled by my brother. . Let the good times roll. . . . . . #girlboss  #authorlife  #authorsofinstagram  #authors  #creativeliving  #amwriting  #novellife  #novelwriting  #novelist  #create  #creative  #canwrite  #willwrite  #writenow  #writethatdraft  #finishthatdraft  #plotthatdraft  #contemporarywritersclub  #melbournewriters  #aussieauthor  #writerightnow  #aussiewriters  #nano  #nanowrimo2018  #nano2018  #crappyfirstdraft  #christmasnovel  #igotthis  #watchme  #nomoreexcuses 
It’s time to allow ourselves to live in our empowerment and strive for greatness.
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You can make a change in the world. You are more than what you appear to be. I promise you.
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Take Nellie Bly for example. In the 1880s she pretended to be insane and went undercover to write about the abusive treatment of mental patients in an insane asylum. Her journalistic endeavours lead to legal changes in mental institutions. I’ll say that again - her courage and empowerment lead to legal reform.
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You are more than what you think you are. You can change the world.
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It’s time to empower yourself. The wait is over.
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#girlboss #womensupportingwomen #girlgang #bossbabes #badasswomen #authorlife #authorsofinstagram #authors #creativeliving #amwriting #novellife #novelwriting #novelist #create #creative #canwrite #willwrite #writenow #writethatdraft #finishthatdraft #plotthatdraft #contemporarywritersclub #melbournewriters #aussieauthor #writerightnow #aussiewriters #nano #nanowrimo2018 #nano2018 #crappyfirstdraft
It’s time to allow ourselves to live in our empowerment and strive for greatness. . You can make a change in the world. You are more than what you appear to be. I promise you. . Take Nellie Bly for example. In the 1880s she pretended to be insane and went undercover to write about the abusive treatment of mental patients in an insane asylum. Her journalistic endeavours lead to legal changes in mental institutions. I’ll say that again - her courage and empowerment lead to legal reform. . You are more than what you think you are. You can change the world. . It’s time to empower yourself. The wait is over. . . . . . #girlboss  #womensupportingwomen  #girlgang  #bossbabes  #badasswomen  #authorlife  #authorsofinstagram  #authors  #creativeliving  #amwriting  #novellife  #novelwriting  #novelist  #create  #creative  #canwrite  #willwrite  #writenow  #writethatdraft  #finishthatdraft  #plotthatdraft  #contemporarywritersclub  #melbournewriters  #aussieauthor  #writerightnow  #aussiewriters  #nano  #nanowrimo2018  #nano2018  #crappyfirstdraft 
It’s Monday morning here and usually that means a lot of coffee and patience is required.
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Not today.
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Today I’m feeling the magic of love. Love for those around me, and love from those I hold dear.
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There’s a special kind of magic in the air today as I wake two minutes before my alarm and head to the nearly-deserted station. Are the colours more vibrant today, or is it just me?
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I’m ready for magic in my life. I’m ready for happiness, hope and love.
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Let’s get this party started.
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#girlboss #lovemyself #authorlife #authorsofinstagram #authors #creativeliving #amwriting #novellife #novelwriting #novelist #create #creative #canwrite #willwrite #writenow #writethatdraft #finishthatdraft #plotthatdraft #contemporarywritersclub #melbournewriters #aussieauthor #writerightnow #aussiewriters #nano #nanowrimo2018 #nano2018 #crappyfirstdraft #christmasnovel #selflove #themagicoflove
It’s Monday morning here and usually that means a lot of coffee and patience is required. . Not today. . Today I’m feeling the magic of love. Love for those around me, and love from those I hold dear. . There’s a special kind of magic in the air today as I wake two minutes before my alarm and head to the nearly-deserted station. Are the colours more vibrant today, or is it just me? . I’m ready for magic in my life. I’m ready for happiness, hope and love. . Let’s get this party started. . . . . . #girlboss  #lovemyself  #authorlife  #authorsofinstagram  #authors  #creativeliving  #amwriting  #novellife  #novelwriting  #novelist  #create  #creative  #canwrite  #willwrite  #writenow  #writethatdraft  #finishthatdraft  #plotthatdraft  #contemporarywritersclub  #melbournewriters  #aussieauthor  #writerightnow  #aussiewriters  #nano  #nanowrimo2018  #nano2018  #crappyfirstdraft  #christmasnovel  #selflove  #themagicoflove 
My weekend has been completely filled with self care activities. Over the past 48 hours I’ve had time to process some difficult (and trying) emotions - both good and bad - and have come out of it a better person.
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I’ve also filled my days with friendship, love, compassion and a whole lot of Christmas cheer.
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I’m ending my weekend doing what I do best - writing. Editing, actually. I’m reworking a chapter in my last manuscript that just doesn’t work right, but has potential. It will get there, even if I have to beat the characters into submission. I will get there, even if I have to give myself a few more months to get it right.
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Love and persistence will make this happen. Then I can more back to my Christmas project, which is what I had told myself I was going to focus on for NaNo… I’ll get to it.
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#girlboss #authorlife #authorsofinstagram #authors #creativeliving #amwriting #novellife #novelwriting #novelist #create #creative #canwrite #willwrite #writenow #writethatdraft #finishthatdraft #plotthatdraft #contemporarywritersclub #melbournewriters #aussieauthor #writerightnow #aussiewriters #nano #nanowrimo2018 #nano2018 #crappyfirstdraft #christmasnovel #weekendbliss #solopreneur #selfcare
My weekend has been completely filled with self care activities. Over the past 48 hours I’ve had time to process some difficult (and trying) emotions - both good and bad - and have come out of it a better person. . I’ve also filled my days with friendship, love, compassion and a whole lot of Christmas cheer. . I’m ending my weekend doing what I do best - writing. Editing, actually. I’m reworking a chapter in my last manuscript that just doesn’t work right, but has potential. It will get there, even if I have to beat the characters into submission. I will get there, even if I have to give myself a few more months to get it right. . Love and persistence will make this happen. Then I can more back to my Christmas project, which is what I had told myself I was going to focus on for NaNo… I’ll get to it. . . . . . #girlboss  #authorlife  #authorsofinstagram  #authors  #creativeliving  #amwriting  #novellife  #novelwriting  #novelist  #create  #creative  #canwrite  #willwrite  #writenow  #writethatdraft  #finishthatdraft  #plotthatdraft  #contemporarywritersclub  #melbournewriters  #aussieauthor  #writerightnow  #aussiewriters  #nano  #nanowrimo2018  #nano2018  #crappyfirstdraft  #christmasnovel  #weekendbliss  #solopreneur  #selfcare 
Done is better than perfect. That’s my motto right now for so many things, but especially for my writing.
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I can’t get weighed down by the fear that my first, second or third draft is not going to be stellar. I can’t allow myself to be underwhelmed by my first attempt at anything. Because that’s now how creativity works.
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Creativity does not exist in a perfect wonderland. It is a brutal, raw, and agonising magic, one that must be pushed and prodded into something half decent. It is imperfect, and it is flawed.
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Only then, after we accept the imperfections will it truely become perfect. Perfectly imperfect.
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Just like those who have created it.
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#girlboss #solopreneur #goaldigger #getitdone #authorlife #authorsofinstagram #authors #creativeliving #amwriting #novellife #novelwriting #novelist #create #creative #canwrite #willwrite #writenow #writethatdraft #finishthatdraft #plotthatdraft #contemporarywritersclub #melbournewriters #aussieauthor #writerightnow #aussiewriters #nano #nanowrimo2018 #nano2018 #crappyfirstdraft #christmasnovel
Done is better than perfect. That’s my motto right now for so many things, but especially for my writing. . I can’t get weighed down by the fear that my first, second or third draft is not going to be stellar. I can’t allow myself to be underwhelmed by my first attempt at anything. Because that’s now how creativity works. . Creativity does not exist in a perfect wonderland. It is a brutal, raw, and agonising magic, one that must be pushed and prodded into something half decent. It is imperfect, and it is flawed. . Only then, after we accept the imperfections will it truely become perfect. Perfectly imperfect. . Just like those who have created it. . . . . . #girlboss  #solopreneur  #goaldigger  #getitdone  #authorlife  #authorsofinstagram  #authors  #creativeliving  #amwriting  #novellife  #novelwriting  #novelist  #create  #creative  #canwrite  #willwrite  #writenow  #writethatdraft  #finishthatdraft  #plotthatdraft  #contemporarywritersclub  #melbournewriters  #aussieauthor  #writerightnow  #aussiewriters  #nano  #nanowrimo2018  #nano2018  #crappyfirstdraft  #christmasnovel 
Stay curious! Have a happy, adventurous Saturday, friends! I am planning to write as much as I can, so I can get back on target with my #nanowrimo goals. Do you have any writing goals this weekend?
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#writerquotes #quotesforwriters #writingquotes #writergram #authorgram #readerlife #writerlife #writinggoals #weekendwriter #weekendwriters #writewhatyoulove #amwritinganovel #amwritingabook #writersofya #yawriter #keepwriting #justkeepwriting #canwrite #willwrite #writeallthewords #writingkeepsmesane #writersofinsta #instawriters #writersofinstagram #writingcommunity #writenow #writeon
Stay curious! Have a happy, adventurous Saturday, friends! I am planning to write as much as I can, so I can get back on target with my #nanowrimo  goals. Do you have any writing goals this weekend? . . . Photo by Fiveatoms on Unsplash . . . #writerquotes  #quotesforwriters  #writingquotes  #writergram  #authorgram  #readerlife  #writerlife  #writinggoals  #weekendwriter  #weekendwriters  #writewhatyoulove  #amwritinganovel  #amwritingabook  #writersofya  #yawriter  #keepwriting  #justkeepwriting  #canwrite  #willwrite  #writeallthewords  #writingkeepsmesane  #writersofinsta  #instawriters  #writersofinstagram  #writingcommunity  #writenow  #writeon 
There’s nothing quite like a night in on a weekend. Whether that’s having a wine and movie night with friends or if it’s a solo venture into a good book, it can all be therapeutic and relaxing.
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For some reason today has felt especially long for me, which is wonderful. A long and productive Saturday is exactly what the doctor ordered.
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I was able to spend time with amazing friends (both face-to-face and virtually), resulting in determination to get back into my writing. It’s time, people. I’m heading back into my story and am putting pen to paper (read: finger to keyboard).
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Let’s see how this goes over the next week, shall we?
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Keep an eye out for lives, sprints, chats coming your way. Now that I’ve made it past my mental blocks, I’m focused and ready, more now than ever, to hit the ground running.
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Are you with me?
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#girlboss #authorlife #authorsofinstagram #authors #creativeliving #amwriting #novellife #novelwriting #novelist #create #creative #canwrite #willwrite #writenow #writethatdraft #finishthatdraft #plotthatdraft #contemporarywritersclub #melbournewriters #aussieauthor #writerightnow #aussiewriters #nano #nanowrimo2018 #nano2018 #crappyfirstdraft #christmasnovel #writewithjoy #thejoyofwriting #writersblockbegone
There’s nothing quite like a night in on a weekend. Whether that’s having a wine and movie night with friends or if it’s a solo venture into a good book, it can all be therapeutic and relaxing. . For some reason today has felt especially long for me, which is wonderful. A long and productive Saturday is exactly what the doctor ordered. . I was able to spend time with amazing friends (both face-to-face and virtually), resulting in determination to get back into my writing. It’s time, people. I’m heading back into my story and am putting pen to paper (read: finger to keyboard). . Let’s see how this goes over the next week, shall we? . Keep an eye out for lives, sprints, chats coming your way. Now that I’ve made it past my mental blocks, I’m focused and ready, more now than ever, to hit the ground running. . Are you with me? . . . . . #girlboss  #authorlife  #authorsofinstagram  #authors  #creativeliving  #amwriting  #novellife  #novelwriting  #novelist  #create  #creative  #canwrite  #willwrite  #writenow  #writethatdraft  #finishthatdraft  #plotthatdraft  #contemporarywritersclub  #melbournewriters  #aussieauthor  #writerightnow  #aussiewriters  #nano  #nanowrimo2018  #nano2018  #crappyfirstdraft  #christmasnovel  #writewithjoy  #thejoyofwriting  #writersblockbegone 
Today I feel grateful.
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Grateful for all the goodness that surrounds me, even when bad things happen. I’m grateful that I live in a city that bands together when things scare us; that our main reaction is to help not run. It gives me hope for the future, not only for my own society but for the world.
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Today the sun shines, and the skies clear. Today anything and everything is possible.
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Today I feel the darkness lift from my spirit, finally allowing me to soak in the goodness around me.
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What are you grateful for today?
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#girlboss #gratefulmindset #letthesunshinein #authorlife #authorsofinstagram #authors #creativeliving #amwriting #novellife #novelwriting #novelist #create #creative #canwrite #willwrite #writenow #writethatdraft #finishthatdraft #plotthatdraft #contemporarywritersclub #melbournewriters #aussieauthor #writerightnow #aussiewriters #nano #nanowrimo2018 #nano2018 #crappyfirstdraft #christmasnovel #writewithjoy
Today I feel grateful. . Grateful for all the goodness that surrounds me, even when bad things happen. I’m grateful that I live in a city that bands together when things scare us; that our main reaction is to help not run. It gives me hope for the future, not only for my own society but for the world. . Today the sun shines, and the skies clear. Today anything and everything is possible. . Today I feel the darkness lift from my spirit, finally allowing me to soak in the goodness around me. . What are you grateful for today? . . . . #girlboss  #gratefulmindset  #letthesunshinein  #authorlife  #authorsofinstagram  #authors  #creativeliving  #amwriting  #novellife  #novelwriting  #novelist  #create  #creative  #canwrite  #willwrite  #writenow  #writethatdraft  #finishthatdraft  #plotthatdraft  #contemporarywritersclub  #melbournewriters  #aussieauthor  #writerightnow  #aussiewriters  #nano  #nanowrimo2018  #nano2018  #crappyfirstdraft  #christmasnovel  #writewithjoy 
What am I doing on a Friday night? I’m knitting a Christmas stocking.
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I kid you not.
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Actually, let me clarify. I’m ATTEMPTING to knit a Christmas stocking. What I’ve really done is knit 20 rows and have had to unravel it three times.
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I’ve opened a bottle of wine to help me get through this traumatic experience, which will undoubtedly help.
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It might not sound like it, but it really is a part of my joy today. It’s the joy of getting back into my story, immersing myself in acts that my characters will be undertaking or remembering.
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I ask you, then: are my characters living through my experiences, or am I living through my characters’?
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#authorlife #authorsofinstagram #authors #creativeliving #amwriting #novellife #novelwriting #novelist #create #creative #canwrite #willwrite #writenow #writethatdraft #finishthatdraft #plotthatdraft #contemporarywritersclub #melbournewriters #aussieauthor #writerightnow #aussiewriters #nano #nanowrimo2018 #nano2018 #crappyfirstdraft #christmasnovel #writewithjoy #thejoyofwriting #jumpin #immerseyourself
What am I doing on a Friday night? I’m knitting a Christmas stocking. . I kid you not. . Actually, let me clarify. I’m ATTEMPTING to knit a Christmas stocking. What I’ve really done is knit 20 rows and have had to unravel it three times. . I’ve opened a bottle of wine to help me get through this traumatic experience, which will undoubtedly help. . It might not sound like it, but it really is a part of my joy today. It’s the joy of getting back into my story, immersing myself in acts that my characters will be undertaking or remembering. . I ask you, then: are my characters living through my experiences, or am I living through my characters’? . . . . #authorlife  #authorsofinstagram  #authors  #creativeliving  #amwriting  #novellife  #novelwriting  #novelist  #create  #creative  #canwrite  #willwrite  #writenow  #writethatdraft  #finishthatdraft  #plotthatdraft  #contemporarywritersclub  #melbournewriters  #aussieauthor  #writerightnow  #aussiewriters  #nano  #nanowrimo2018  #nano2018  #crappyfirstdraft  #christmasnovel  #writewithjoy  #thejoyofwriting  #jumpin  #immerseyourself 
I’m trying so hard to be awesome today. Awesome in everything I choose to do - every interaction I have, every thought that crosses my mind, and every piece of work I come across.
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I’m building myself up for success, and with it I’m working hard to expect the amazing. Once I allow myself to be awesome without fear of failure, I will exceed my own limits.
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I will not only break the ceiling that I inadvertently put upon myself, but I will allow others to break through as well.
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The sky is not my limit, it is my baseline. And I am the only one that can hold me back.
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Be awesome. Be brilliant. Be amazing.
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You got this.
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I’m trying so hard to be awesome today. Awesome in everything I choose to do - every interaction I have, every thought that crosses my mind, and every piece of work I come across. . I’m building myself up for success, and with it I’m working hard to expect the amazing. Once I allow myself to be awesome without fear of failure, I will exceed my own limits. . I will not only break the ceiling that I inadvertently put upon myself, but I will allow others to break through as well. . The sky is not my limit, it is my baseline. And I am the only one that can hold me back. . Be awesome. Be brilliant. Be amazing. . You got this. . . . . . #yougotthis  #beawesome  #breakthrough  #mentalhealthrecovery  #authorlife  #authorsofinstagram  #authors  #creativeliving  #amwriting  #novellife  #novelwriting  #novelist  #create  #creative  #canwrite  #willwrite  #writenow  #writethatdraft  #finishthatdraft  #plotthatdraft  #contemporarywritersclub  #melbournewriters  #aussieauthor  #writerightnow  #aussiewriters  #nano  #nanowrimo2018  #nano2018  #crappyfirstdraft  #christmasnovel 
I’m so lucky to have amazing people in my life. Ones that message me out of the blue and speak words of love into my life. They breathe for me when I can’t, they make me feel safe, they carry me when I’m too weak.
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Today is a new day. Today I’m starting fresh, with a mindset of love and hope.
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Today I look forward to working on my craft. Today I am ready to reach for my goals. Today I will enact my future.
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I’m so lucky to have amazing people in my life. Ones that message me out of the blue and speak words of love into my life. They breathe for me when I can’t, they make me feel safe, they carry me when I’m too weak. . Today is a new day. Today I’m starting fresh, with a mindset of love and hope. . Today I look forward to working on my craft. Today I am ready to reach for my goals. Today I will enact my future. . . . #girlboss  #mentalhealthrecovery  #mytribe  #instatribe  #myrealfamily  #authorlife  #authorsofinstagram  #authors  #creativeliving  #amwriting  #novellife  #novelwriting  #novelist  #create  #creative  #canwrite  #willwrite  #writenow  #writethatdraft  #finishthatdraft  #plotthatdraft  #contemporarywritersclub  #melbournewriters  #aussieauthor  #writerightnow  #aussiewriters  #nano  #nanowrimo2018  #nano2018  #crappyfirstdraft 
I need reminding of this today as I rise from yet another rough night’s sleep and attempt to plaster a smile on my downturned lips.
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Today is certainly not the best of me. And yet the world waits.
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I remind myself as I wait for the train that I am more than the sum of my parts. I am more than a difficult day. I strive to remember what exactly I am, but I know I’m more than this. I know that the best of me is yet to come.
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And the world, she waits for me to show her who I am deep inside.
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Maybe it’s not today, but one day I will be at my best and I will shine brighter than the sun. But for now, I’lol attempt to get through the day.
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#girlboss #goaldigger #nomoreexcuses #icandothisshit #mentalhealth #mentalhealthrecovery #nomorestigma #selflove #selfcare #breatheasy #allowyourself #authorlife #authorsofinstagram #amwriting #novellife #novelwriting #novelist #canwrite #willwrite #writenow #writethatdraft #contemporarywritersclub #melbournewriters #aussieauthor #writerightnow #aussiewriters #nano #nanowrimo2018 #nano2018 #crappyfirstdraft
I need reminding of this today as I rise from yet another rough night’s sleep and attempt to plaster a smile on my downturned lips. . Today is certainly not the best of me. And yet the world waits. . I remind myself as I wait for the train that I am more than the sum of my parts. I am more than a difficult day. I strive to remember what exactly I am, but I know I’m more than this. I know that the best of me is yet to come. . And the world, she waits for me to show her who I am deep inside. . Maybe it’s not today, but one day I will be at my best and I will shine brighter than the sun. But for now, I’lol attempt to get through the day. . . . . . . #girlboss  #goaldigger  #nomoreexcuses  #icandothisshit  #mentalhealth  #mentalhealthrecovery  #nomorestigma  #selflove  #selfcare  #breatheasy  #allowyourself  #authorlife  #authorsofinstagram  #amwriting  #novellife  #novelwriting  #novelist  #canwrite  #willwrite  #writenow  #writethatdraft  #contemporarywritersclub  #melbournewriters  #aussieauthor  #writerightnow  #aussiewriters  #nano  #nanowrimo2018  #nano2018  #crappyfirstdraft 
Yes, I’m having another coffee. No, I probably don’t need it.
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Today I’ve had the pleasure of joining a few lives that my insta family have hosted. Even though I’m not writing, it feels so good to be connected and share little anecdotes from my day (no matter how irrelevant).
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Today my writing joy is you. Those who allow me into the darkest (or sometimes lightest) parts of their worlds without any expectations. You light my world, you fill my heart, you steal my breath.
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No matter who you are and what you’re up to: keep going. You’re changing the world just by being you. .
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#authorlife #authorsofinstagram #authors #creativeliving #amwriting #novellife #novelwriting #novelist #create #creative #canwrite #willwrite #writenow #writethatdraft #finishthatdraft #plotthatdraft #contemporarywritersclub #melbournewriters #aussieauthor #writerightnow #aussiewriters #nano #nanowrimo2018 #nano2018 #crappyfirstdraft #celebratelife #writewithjoy #liftothersup #mytribe #shinebright
Yes, I’m having another coffee. No, I probably don’t need it. . Today I’ve had the pleasure of joining a few lives that my insta family have hosted. Even though I’m not writing, it feels so good to be connected and share little anecdotes from my day (no matter how irrelevant). . Today my writing joy is you. Those who allow me into the darkest (or sometimes lightest) parts of their worlds without any expectations. You light my world, you fill my heart, you steal my breath. . No matter who you are and what you’re up to: keep going. You’re changing the world just by being you. . . . . . #authorlife  #authorsofinstagram  #authors  #creativeliving  #amwriting  #novellife  #novelwriting  #novelist  #create  #creative  #canwrite  #willwrite  #writenow  #writethatdraft  #finishthatdraft  #plotthatdraft  #contemporarywritersclub  #melbournewriters  #aussieauthor  #writerightnow  #aussiewriters  #nano  #nanowrimo2018  #nano2018  #crappyfirstdraft  #celebratelife  #writewithjoy  #liftothersup  #mytribe  #shinebright 
Excuse me while I go into energy-saving mode for the rest of the day.
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I woke up early to get some things done, and now I’m totally regretting it. Yes, all of the adult tasks have been done, and I’m almost ready for work early (a bonus), but now I have to accept that I’m going to be ridiculously tired for the rest of the day. My work is going to love that.
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Coffee, coffee, coffee, coffee, coffee.
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I’m not going to punish myself for not writing today. I’m not going to punish myself for taking some self care time and relaxing into myself for a few days. It means that whenever I actually sit back down to write, I won’t be distracted and I’ll be able to give my project the love and care it deserves.
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But first I need to give myself a bit of love and care. Never underestimate the power of allowance. Never underestimate the joy that can be achieved when you forgive yourself for taking a breather.
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#girlboss #goaldigger #nomoreexcuses #icandothisshit #mentalhealth #mentalhealthrecovery #nomorestigma #selflove #selfcare #breatheasy #allowyourself #authorlife #authorsofinstagram #amwriting #novellife #novelwriting #novelist #canwrite #willwrite #writenow #writethatdraft #contemporarywritersclub #melbournewriters #aussieauthor #writerightnow #aussiewriters #nano #nanowrimo2018 #nano2018 #crappyfirstdraft
Excuse me while I go into energy-saving mode for the rest of the day. . I woke up early to get some things done, and now I’m totally regretting it. Yes, all of the adult tasks have been done, and I’m almost ready for work early (a bonus), but now I have to accept that I’m going to be ridiculously tired for the rest of the day. My work is going to love that. . Coffee, coffee, coffee, coffee, coffee. . I’m not going to punish myself for not writing today. I’m not going to punish myself for taking some self care time and relaxing into myself for a few days. It means that whenever I actually sit back down to write, I won’t be distracted and I’ll be able to give my project the love and care it deserves. . But first I need to give myself a bit of love and care. Never underestimate the power of allowance. Never underestimate the joy that can be achieved when you forgive yourself for taking a breather. . . . . . #girlboss  #goaldigger  #nomoreexcuses  #icandothisshit  #mentalhealth  #mentalhealthrecovery  #nomorestigma  #selflove  #selfcare  #breatheasy  #allowyourself  #authorlife  #authorsofinstagram  #amwriting  #novellife  #novelwriting  #novelist  #canwrite  #willwrite  #writenow  #writethatdraft  #contemporarywritersclub  #melbournewriters  #aussieauthor  #writerightnow  #aussiewriters  #nano  #nanowrimo2018  #nano2018  #crappyfirstdraft 
Sometimes you need a bit of a break. And other times, you need a bit of wine.
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Most of the time, I need both.
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Here’s to all my peeps working hard, nose to the grind, doing a million things and still only getting to a third of the items on their to-do lists. Cheers to you.
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Let’s all take a moment to reflect on everything we’re doing. Are you taking on too much? Are you focusing on too many things instead of just the important ones? Have you asked yourself what aligns and what doesn’t?
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I caught myself today trying to take on too much. I’m trying to be too many things to too many people, and right now it’s just not feasible for me. I need to work on my mental health. I need to be aware of my physical health. I need to condense and prioritise.
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And if I need to do that with a bottle (or four) of wine, then so be it.
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#girlboss #goaldigger #solopreneur #icandothisshit #nomoreexcuses #mentalhealth #selfcare #selflove #prioritiseyourself #authorlife #authorsofinstagram #authors #creativeliving #amwriting #novellife #novelwriting #novelist #canwrite #willwrite #writenow #writethatdraft #contemporarywritersclub #melbournewriters #aussieauthor #writerightnow #aussiewriters #nano #nanowrimo2018 #nano2018 #crappyfirstdraft
Sometimes you need a bit of a break. And other times, you need a bit of wine. . Most of the time, I need both. . Here’s to all my peeps working hard, nose to the grind, doing a million things and still only getting to a third of the items on their to-do lists. Cheers to you. . Let’s all take a moment to reflect on everything we’re doing. Are you taking on too much? Are you focusing on too many things instead of just the important ones? Have you asked yourself what aligns and what doesn’t? . I caught myself today trying to take on too much. I’m trying to be too many things to too many people, and right now it’s just not feasible for me. I need to work on my mental health. I need to be aware of my physical health. I need to condense and prioritise. . And if I need to do that with a bottle (or four) of wine, then so be it. . . . . . #girlboss  #goaldigger  #solopreneur  #icandothisshit  #nomoreexcuses  #mentalhealth  #selfcare  #selflove  #prioritiseyourself  #authorlife  #authorsofinstagram  #authors  #creativeliving  #amwriting  #novellife  #novelwriting  #novelist  #canwrite  #willwrite  #writenow  #writethatdraft  #contemporarywritersclub  #melbournewriters  #aussieauthor  #writerightnow  #aussiewriters  #nano  #nanowrimo2018  #nano2018  #crappyfirstdraft 
Real life,  people. Some days, it's writing on a cliff overlooking the ocean and others it's a day dictated by plumbing issues in the apartment alongside a headache that refuses to be placated by essential oils and ibuprofen. But deadlines don't pause, the show must go on, and still I will write....
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#lifehappens #writerslife #newauthor #willwrite #persistence #alsoIgotoilsinmyeye
Real life, people. Some days, it's writing on a cliff overlooking the ocean and others it's a day dictated by plumbing issues in the apartment alongside a headache that refuses to be placated by essential oils and ibuprofen. But deadlines don't pause, the show must go on, and still I will write.... . . . . #lifehappens  #writerslife  #newauthor  #willwrite  #persistence  #alsoIgotoilsinmyeye 
Living on a total of three hours of sleep is not really conducive to productivity on a day where you need to get shit done, but I’m going to make it work no matter what.
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My adult chores got sidetracked last night with some fun times with @jiggypalm and @04_paradise meaning that I have to make up for it all today. Not really a problem now that the heavens have opened and the rain begins to descend.
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Writing will have to take a back seat for a little bit while I get my life in order.
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Writing joy for today: I’m starting to remember my dreams, which is where I usually get my creative inspiration. Last night (this morning) I dreamt that I was part of the West Wing tv show and Josh Lyman was trying to get me to work with him. If only.
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What’s your joy today?
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#girlboss #goaldigger #writewithjoy #writewritewritewritewrite #authorlife #authorsofinstagram #authors #creativeliving #amwriting #novellife #novelwriting #novelist #create #creative #canwrite #willwrite #writenow #writethatdraft #finishthatdraft #plotthatdraft #contemporarywritersclub #melbournewriters #aussieauthor #writerightnow #aussiewriters #nano #nanowrimo2018 #nano2018 #crappyfirstdraft #christmasnovel
Living on a total of three hours of sleep is not really conducive to productivity on a day where you need to get shit done, but I’m going to make it work no matter what. . My adult chores got sidetracked last night with some fun times with @jiggypalm and @04_paradise meaning that I have to make up for it all today. Not really a problem now that the heavens have opened and the rain begins to descend. . Writing will have to take a back seat for a little bit while I get my life in order. . Writing joy for today: I’m starting to remember my dreams, which is where I usually get my creative inspiration. Last night (this morning) I dreamt that I was part of the West Wing tv show and Josh Lyman was trying to get me to work with him. If only. . What’s your joy today? . . . . . #girlboss  #goaldigger  #writewithjoy  #writewritewritewritewrite  #authorlife  #authorsofinstagram  #authors  #creativeliving  #amwriting  #novellife  #novelwriting  #novelist  #create  #creative  #canwrite  #willwrite  #writenow  #writethatdraft  #finishthatdraft  #plotthatdraft  #contemporarywritersclub  #melbournewriters  #aussieauthor  #writerightnow  #aussiewriters  #nano  #nanowrimo2018  #nano2018  #crappyfirstdraft  #christmasnovel 
💖💖💖 In my opinion, writing is both an art and a craft. You have to work at your craft so you can transmit those feelings to the best of your ability! Happy writing, everyone.
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#writerquotes #thoughtsonwriting #writerstuff #writing #amwriting #yawriter #amwritingabook #writerslife #writingquotes #quotesonwriting #quotesforwriters #writeyourstory #happywriter #happywriting #happywriters #rosieleewrites #indiewriter #keepwriting #justkeepwriting #canwrite #willwrite #writealot #writingislife #writingkeepsmesane #writeyournovel #novelists
💖💖💖 In my opinion, writing is both an art and a craft. You have to work at your craft so you can transmit those feelings to the best of your ability! Happy writing, everyone. . . . . #writerquotes  #thoughtsonwriting  #writerstuff  #writing  #amwriting  #yawriter  #amwritingabook  #writerslife  #writingquotes  #quotesonwriting  #quotesforwriters  #writeyourstory  #happywriter  #happywriting  #happywriters  #rosieleewrites  #indiewriter  #keepwriting  #justkeepwriting  #canwrite  #willwrite  #writealot  #writingislife  #writingkeepsmesane  #writeyournovel  #novelists 
The danger with finding joy in what you’re doing - whether it be work, sport, travel, or a creative endeavour - is that you put a priority on it as other things fall by the waist-side.
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This is the face of someone who has just remembered that there’s a house inspection on Wednesday. Which means writing is finished for the day, and being an adult has surprisingly jumped tot he top of the list.
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Not impressed, past me. You should have been on top of this.
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Also, the flannel shirt makes another appearance. We should name it. I imagine we’ll be seeing it often.
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#girlboss #authorlife #authorsofinstagram #authors #creativeliving #amwriting #novellife #novelwriting #novelist #create #creative #canwrite #willwrite #writenow #writethatdraft #finishthatdraft #plotthatdraft #contemporarywritersclub #melbournewriters #aussieauthor #writerightnow #aussiewriters #nano #nanowrimo2018 #nano2018 #crappyfirstdraft #christmasnovel #timetoadult #goaldigger #getyourshittogether
The danger with finding joy in what you’re doing - whether it be work, sport, travel, or a creative endeavour - is that you put a priority on it as other things fall by the waist-side. . This is the face of someone who has just remembered that there’s a house inspection on Wednesday. Which means writing is finished for the day, and being an adult has surprisingly jumped tot he top of the list. . Not impressed, past me. You should have been on top of this. . Also, the flannel shirt makes another appearance. We should name it. I imagine we’ll be seeing it often. . . . #girlboss  #authorlife  #authorsofinstagram  #authors  #creativeliving  #amwriting  #novellife  #novelwriting  #novelist  #create  #creative  #canwrite  #willwrite  #writenow  #writethatdraft  #finishthatdraft  #plotthatdraft  #contemporarywritersclub  #melbournewriters  #aussieauthor  #writerightnow  #aussiewriters  #nano  #nanowrimo2018  #nano2018  #crappyfirstdraft  #christmasnovel  #timetoadult  #goaldigger  #getyourshittogether 
Having a public holiday on Tuesday means that most people take the long weekend. Construction workers are nowhere in sight, the streets are practically deserted, and I have a train carriage to myself at peak hour.
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This is what working for yourself feels like.
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While everyone takes the holiday, I’m sitting on the train writing, researching, working.
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This is today’s joy. I’m working my ass off, striving for something that is as-yet intangible. I don’t mind the struggle today, for in it I’m reconnecting with my passion, my one true love. I feel the words, scenes, characters churning through my mind and seeping onto the page through my fingers as I type.
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This really is some kind of magic.
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#girlboss #solopreneur #bossbabemindset #reachforyourgoals #goaldigger #authorlife #authorsofinstagram #authors #creativeliving #amwriting #novellife #novelwriting #novelist #create #creative #canwrite #willwrite #writenow #writethatdraft #finishthatdraft #plotthatdraft #contemporarywritersclub #melbournewriters #aussieauthor #writerightnow #aussiewriters #nano #nanowrimo2018 #nano2018 #crappyfirstdraft
Having a public holiday on Tuesday means that most people take the long weekend. Construction workers are nowhere in sight, the streets are practically deserted, and I have a train carriage to myself at peak hour. . This is what working for yourself feels like. . While everyone takes the holiday, I’m sitting on the train writing, researching, working. . This is today’s joy. I’m working my ass off, striving for something that is as-yet intangible. I don’t mind the struggle today, for in it I’m reconnecting with my passion, my one true love. I feel the words, scenes, characters churning through my mind and seeping onto the page through my fingers as I type. . This really is some kind of magic. . . . . . #girlboss  #solopreneur  #bossbabemindset  #reachforyourgoals  #goaldigger  #authorlife  #authorsofinstagram  #authors  #creativeliving  #amwriting  #novellife  #novelwriting  #novelist  #create  #creative  #canwrite  #willwrite  #writenow  #writethatdraft  #finishthatdraft  #plotthatdraft  #contemporarywritersclub  #melbournewriters  #aussieauthor  #writerightnow  #aussiewriters  #nano  #nanowrimo2018  #nano2018  #crappyfirstdraft 
Write, write, write, write, write.
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I’m reevaluating my goals for this month. I had planned to win NaNoWriMo, but I’ve started to shift away from that mentality. Instead, my goals are to find JOY in my writing every single day, and fall in love with my story.
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So I’m making this promise to myself and to you: instead of talking about word counts, I’m going to start to share what I love about my story and the writing process.
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Stay tuned.
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#girlboss #authorlife #authorsofinstagram #authors #creativeliving #amwriting #novellife #novelwriting #novelist #create #creative #canwrite #willwrite #writenow #writethatdraft #finishthatdraft #plotthatdraft #contemporarywritersclub #melbournewriters #aussieauthor #writerightnow #aussiewriters #nano #nanowrimo2018 #nano2018 #crappyfirstdraft #christmasnovel #goaldigger #fallinlovewithwritingagain
Write, write, write, write, write. . I’m reevaluating my goals for this month. I had planned to win NaNoWriMo, but I’ve started to shift away from that mentality. Instead, my goals are to find JOY in my writing every single day, and fall in love with my story. . So I’m making this promise to myself and to you: instead of talking about word counts, I’m going to start to share what I love about my story and the writing process. . Stay tuned. . . . . #girlboss  #authorlife  #authorsofinstagram  #authors  #creativeliving  #amwriting  #novellife  #novelwriting  #novelist  #create  #creative  #canwrite  #willwrite  #writenow  #writethatdraft  #finishthatdraft  #plotthatdraft  #contemporarywritersclub  #melbournewriters  #aussieauthor  #writerightnow  #aussiewriters  #nano  #nanowrimo2018  #nano2018  #crappyfirstdraft  #christmasnovel  #goaldigger  #fallinlovewithwritingagain 
This applies to so many things in my life - making that call I’ve been putting off, asking out that person I think will reject me, sending off my query letters, reaching my 10 month goals... It all requires an element of bravery, for each step I take is a risk.
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I used to weigh up what risks I to accept and which I deemed too dangerous. It’s interesting to think that this time last year I was risk-averse, fearful of every single one of my dreams and the steps required to make them a reality.
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I’ve accepted a new mindset these days - one that not only understands the requirement for risk-taking, but also takes joy in it. I’m slowly learning to encourage my own bravery and reach for every one of my goals - no matter how scary they may seem.
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What risks are you taking? What goals are you setting your sights on?
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#girlboss #goaldigger #solopreneur #bossbabemindset #authorlife #authorsofinstagram #authors #creativeliving #amwriting #novellife #novelwriting #novelist #create #creative #canwrite #willwrite #writenow #writethatdraft #finishthatdraft #plotthatdraft #contemporarywritersclub #melbournewriters #aussieauthor #writerightnow #aussiewriters #nano #nanowrimo2018 #nano2018 #crappyfirstdraft #christmasnovel
This applies to so many things in my life - making that call I’ve been putting off, asking out that person I think will reject me, sending off my query letters, reaching my 10 month goals... It all requires an element of bravery, for each step I take is a risk. . I used to weigh up what risks I to accept and which I deemed too dangerous. It’s interesting to think that this time last year I was risk-averse, fearful of every single one of my dreams and the steps required to make them a reality. . I’ve accepted a new mindset these days - one that not only understands the requirement for risk-taking, but also takes joy in it. I’m slowly learning to encourage my own bravery and reach for every one of my goals - no matter how scary they may seem. . What risks are you taking? What goals are you setting your sights on? . . . . #girlboss  #goaldigger  #solopreneur  #bossbabemindset  #authorlife  #authorsofinstagram  #authors  #creativeliving  #amwriting  #novellife  #novelwriting  #novelist  #create  #creative  #canwrite  #willwrite  #writenow  #writethatdraft  #finishthatdraft  #plotthatdraft  #contemporarywritersclub  #melbournewriters  #aussieauthor  #writerightnow  #aussiewriters  #nano  #nanowrimo2018  #nano2018  #crappyfirstdraft  #christmasnovel 
I’m not going to lie, yesterday was rough. Negative, difficult, unloving words were swarming through my mind telling me that I wasn’t good enough and that I would never be worthy of achieving my dreams.
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What a load of crap.
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Thank you to Adam for forcing me to write and reminding me that one word was better than no words. Thank you to James who let me ramble incoherently at him for 2 hours at dumb o’clock.Thank you to all of you who reached out, who pushed through, who lifted me up.
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Today is the day that I push through my fears and anxieties. I’ve woken with purpose, with resilience, with determination. I won’t let this beat me, I will beat it.
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Who is going to war with me? Where are my fighters? Let’s stand fast and not let the army of fear gain any more headway. We will hold them back. We will slaughter each and every one of our demons. .
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#girlboss #goaldigger #mentalhealthrecovery #authorlife #authorsofinstagram #authors #creativeliving #amwriting #novellife #novelwriting #novelist #create #creative #canwrite #willwrite #writenow #writethatdraft #finishthatdraft #plotthatdraft #contemporarywritersclub #melbournewriters #aussieauthor #writerightnow #aussiewriters #nano #nanowrimo2018 #nano2018 #crappyfirstdraft #christmasnovel #standfast
I’m not going to lie, yesterday was rough. Negative, difficult, unloving words were swarming through my mind telling me that I wasn’t good enough and that I would never be worthy of achieving my dreams. . What a load of crap. . Thank you to Adam for forcing me to write and reminding me that one word was better than no words. Thank you to James who let me ramble incoherently at him for 2 hours at dumb o’clock.Thank you to all of you who reached out, who pushed through, who lifted me up. . Today is the day that I push through my fears and anxieties. I’ve woken with purpose, with resilience, with determination. I won’t let this beat me, I will beat it. . Who is going to war with me? Where are my fighters? Let’s stand fast and not let the army of fear gain any more headway. We will hold them back. We will slaughter each and every one of our demons. . . . . #girlboss  #goaldigger  #mentalhealthrecovery  #authorlife  #authorsofinstagram  #authors  #creativeliving  #amwriting  #novellife  #novelwriting  #novelist  #create  #creative  #canwrite  #willwrite  #writenow  #writethatdraft  #finishthatdraft  #plotthatdraft  #contemporarywritersclub  #melbournewriters  #aussieauthor  #writerightnow  #aussiewriters  #nano  #nanowrimo2018  #nano2018  #crappyfirstdraft  #christmasnovel  #standfast 
I need reminding of this right now.
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The sea of doubt flows over me and pulls me out into its vast depths, leaving me stranded in the setting sun.
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I’m struggling to get to the safety of the shore, even though I’m swimming as fast as I can.
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It will not beat me; I will not drown. But right now my arms are tired and I’m struggling to keep my head above water.
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Maybe I’ll just float here for a little bit and see what happens. Perhaps a sea turtle will come by and escort me to shore. I hear they’re quite friendly.
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I need reminding of this right now. . The sea of doubt flows over me and pulls me out into its vast depths, leaving me stranded in the setting sun. . I’m struggling to get to the safety of the shore, even though I’m swimming as fast as I can. . It will not beat me; I will not drown. But right now my arms are tired and I’m struggling to keep my head above water. . Maybe I’ll just float here for a little bit and see what happens. Perhaps a sea turtle will come by and escort me to shore. I hear they’re quite friendly. . . . . #authorlife  #authorsofinstagram  #authors  #creativeliving  #amwriting  #novellife  #novelwriting  #novelist  #create  #creative  #canwrite  #willwrite  #writenow  #writethatdraft  #finishthatdraft  #plotthatdraft  #contemporarywritersclub  #melbournewriters  #aussieauthor  #writerightnow  #aussiewriters  #nano  #nanowrimo2018  #nano2018  #crappyfirstdraft  #christmasnovel  #mentalhealthrecovery  #traumasurvivor  #iamnotmyillness  #icanbeatthis 
While the rest of Victoria goes to the races, the writers take over the cafes.
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My friend Adam and I are living our best lives, letting the words and ideas flow. Well, Adam is doing that. I’m playing on Instagram.
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One guess as to who is going to hit their words count target today? Hint: it’s not going to be me. But that’s okay.
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While the rest of Victoria goes to the races, the writers take over the cafes. . My friend Adam and I are living our best lives, letting the words and ideas flow. Well, Adam is doing that. I’m playing on Instagram. . One guess as to who is going to hit their words count target today? Hint: it’s not going to be me. But that’s okay. . . . . #girlboss  #goaldigger  #authorlife  #authorsofinstagram  #authors  #creativeliving  #amwriting  #novellife  #novelwriting  #novelist  #create  #creative  #canwrite  #willwrite  #writenow  #writethatdraft  #finishthatdraft  #plotthatdraft  #contemporarywritersclub  #melbournewriters  #aussieauthor  #writerightnow  #aussiewriters  #nano  #nanowrimo2018  #nano2018  #crappyfirstdraft  #christmasnovel  #ibelieveinmyself  #ibelieveinsanta 
I feel this deeply, down into every part of my soul. Especially now during NaNo. I’m behind in the word count goals and have been feeling overwhelmed by others’ successes.
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But I can turn things around. I have the power to change my circumstances. Today is a fresh start for me to do whatever I set in front of myself - whether a word count goal or a personal “life” goal.
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Every time I open my eyes I get to start over in some small way. I will remind myself that I am the master of my own destiny, the Poseidon of my seas. I can calm the rising tide.
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Today, and every day ahead of me, I will wake and I will slay. And for those days where I don’t quite meet my goals? Well, there’s always tomorrow.
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I feel this deeply, down into every part of my soul. Especially now during NaNo. I’m behind in the word count goals and have been feeling overwhelmed by others’ successes. . But I can turn things around. I have the power to change my circumstances. Today is a fresh start for me to do whatever I set in front of myself - whether a word count goal or a personal “life” goal. . Every time I open my eyes I get to start over in some small way. I will remind myself that I am the master of my own destiny, the Poseidon of my seas. I can calm the rising tide. . Today, and every day ahead of me, I will wake and I will slay. And for those days where I don’t quite meet my goals? Well, there’s always tomorrow. . . . . #girlboss  #goaldigger  #authorlife  #authorsofinstagram  #authors  #creativeliving  #amwriting  #novellife  #novelwriting  #novelist  #create  #creative  #canwrite  #willwrite  #writenow  #writethatdraft  #finishthatdraft  #plotthatdraft  #contemporarywritersclub  #melbournewriters  #aussieauthor  #writerightnow  #aussiewriters  #nano  #nanowrimo2018  #nano2018  #crappyfirstdraft  #christmasnovel  #believeinyourselfalways  #nomoreexcuses 
May your weekend be glorious and your writing sessions productive! Happy Friday everyone. I hope your week treated you well and that your weekend treats you even better 💕 Cheers!
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Photo by Amy Shamblen on Unsplash
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I just woke up from an hour long nap so that I could deal with life and maybe even start working on my novel. It’s 2 days into NaNo and I’m already exhausted to the point where I can’t focus on anything.
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This, my friends, is why it’s so important to practice self care. We all need to check in with ourselves and make sure we are doing okay - both mentally and physically. No one is an expert at this; everyone has days where they struggle.
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So now that I’ve attempted to refresh my soul, let’s see if I can churn out some words. I won’t push myself too much tonight. Whatever happens, happens. Whatever words come, come.
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I might even accompany my next writing sprint with a glass of wine. Or a bottle. No judgement.
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I just woke up from an hour long nap so that I could deal with life and maybe even start working on my novel. It’s 2 days into NaNo and I’m already exhausted to the point where I can’t focus on anything. . This, my friends, is why it’s so important to practice self care. We all need to check in with ourselves and make sure we are doing okay - both mentally and physically. No one is an expert at this; everyone has days where they struggle. . So now that I’ve attempted to refresh my soul, let’s see if I can churn out some words. I won’t push myself too much tonight. Whatever happens, happens. Whatever words come, come. . I might even accompany my next writing sprint with a glass of wine. Or a bottle. No judgement. . . . . #girlboss  #selflove  #selfcare  #authorlife  #authorsofinstagram  #authors  #creativeliving  #amwriting  #novellife  #novelwriting  #novelist  #create  #creative  #canwrite  #willwrite  #writenow  #writethatdraft  #finishthatdraft  #plotthatdraft  #contemporarywritersclub  #melbournewriters  #aussieauthor  #writerightnow  #aussiewriters  #nano  #nanowrimo2018  #nano2018  #crappyfirstdraft  #christmasnovel  #mentalhealth 
Anyone who has ever worked towards a goal understands this - you need to chip away at it, one day at a time. The more often you do something, the more it becomes a habit.
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Habit-forming has always been a difficulty for me, a mental block of you will. I push against it, trying with all my might to swim against the rising tide. But doing that gets me nowhere. In fact, it’s exhausting and self-deprecating. I shouldn’t have time for that.
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If it wasn’t for a close friend of mine slapping me back into reality last night I’d probably have given up on NaNo by now. But here I am, persisting. I will make this writing thing a habit, every single day.
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If that means churning out 320 words a day until that last week where I panic and do the rest, so be it.
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Let’s do this, gang. Let’s make our goals a habit that we work on every single day. You got this.
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Anyone who has ever worked towards a goal understands this - you need to chip away at it, one day at a time. The more often you do something, the more it becomes a habit. . Habit-forming has always been a difficulty for me, a mental block of you will. I push against it, trying with all my might to swim against the rising tide. But doing that gets me nowhere. In fact, it’s exhausting and self-deprecating. I shouldn’t have time for that. . If it wasn’t for a close friend of mine slapping me back into reality last night I’d probably have given up on NaNo by now. But here I am, persisting. I will make this writing thing a habit, every single day. . If that means churning out 320 words a day until that last week where I panic and do the rest, so be it. . Let’s do this, gang. Let’s make our goals a habit that we work on every single day. You got this. . . . . #girlboss  #goaldigger  #authorlife  #authorsofinstagram  #authors  #creativeliving  #amwriting  #novellife  #novelwriting  #novelist  #create  #creative  #canwrite  #willwrite  #writenow  #writethatdraft  #finishthatdraft  #plotthatdraft  #contemporarywritersclub  #melbournewriters  #aussieauthor  #writerightnow  #aussiewriters  #nano  #nanowrimo2018  #nano2018  #crappyfirstdraft  #christmasnovel  #nomoreexcuses  #youcandothis 
It’s day 1 of NaNo (2.5 hours until it’s over), and I have barely written anything. I’ve taken notes, I’ve changed a few things in my mind, I’ve talked about my story, but I have yet to get into the flow of the writing thing.
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Words? Sentences? No, thanks.
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I’m trying not to get held up by the word count and not get overwhelmed. I can do this. I’m can write a crappy first draft.
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Who is with me??
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If you’ve signed up officially, buddy me (username Annaeliesebet) and we’ll keep each other accountable. Looks like I’m going to need it!
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64 words and counting. Just saying.
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⭐️Also, don’t forget to join in on my giveaway on my last post!⭐️
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It’s day 1 of NaNo (2.5 hours until it’s over), and I have barely written anything. I’ve taken notes, I’ve changed a few things in my mind, I’ve talked about my story, but I have yet to get into the flow of the writing thing. . Words? Sentences? No, thanks. . I’m trying not to get held up by the word count and not get overwhelmed. I can do this. I’m can write a crappy first draft. . Who is with me?? . If you’ve signed up officially, buddy me (username Annaeliesebet) and we’ll keep each other accountable. Looks like I’m going to need it! . 64 words and counting. Just saying. . ⭐️Also, don’t forget to join in on my giveaway on my last post!⭐️ . . . . #girlboss  #authorlife  #authorsofinstagram  #authors  #creativeliving  #amwriting  #novellife  #novelwriting  #novelist  #create  #creative  #canwrite  #willwrite  #writenow  #writethatdraft  #finishthatdraft  #plotthatdraft  #contemporarywritersclub  #melbournewriters  #aussieauthor  #writerightnow  #aussiewriters  #nano  #nanowrimo2018  #nano2018  #crappyfirstdraft  #christmasnovel  #slaytheday  #icandothistoo  #writewritewritewritewrite 
⭐️Happy #NaNoWriMo everyone!
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Let’s start this right (write) with a giveaway - because who doesn’t like free stuff?!
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⭐️The prizes:
* Two A5 notebooks for plotting, drafting, doodling, staring at while you work on your project
* Two super cute notebooks to take with you on the go for those occasions where you’re stuck without your laptop
* Two pens to keep you company (and help the ideas flow)
* A pen holder that clips onto books/journals from Anthropologie
* Washi tape for days
* Gold and black pushpins from Hearth & Hand to post up all your plot points/inspirational quotes
* Spiral bookmark
* Three seasonal cookie cutters - squirrel, moose and butterfly
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SWIPE FOR CLOSE UPS
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⭐️So how do you enter?
* Like this post
* Make sure you’re following me
* Tag two writer friends in the comments
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⭐️BONUS ENTRIES
* One extra entry for every pair of friends tagged
* Two extra entires for sharing this giveaway in your stories (make sure you tag me).
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Open internationally. Winner will be selected at random.
Entry deadline is Monday 5th, midnight EST (Tuesday 6th, 3pm AEDT).
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Good luck!
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⭐️Happy #NaNoWriMo  everyone! . Let’s start this right (write) with a giveaway - because who doesn’t like free stuff?! . ⭐️The prizes: * Two A5 notebooks for plotting, drafting, doodling, staring at while you work on your project * Two super cute notebooks to take with you on the go for those occasions where you’re stuck without your laptop * Two pens to keep you company (and help the ideas flow) * A pen holder that clips onto books/journals from Anthropologie * Washi tape for days * Gold and black pushpins from Hearth & Hand to post up all your plot points/inspirational quotes * Spiral bookmark * Three seasonal cookie cutters - squirrel, moose and butterfly . SWIPE FOR CLOSE UPS . ⭐️So how do you enter? * Like this post * Make sure you’re following me * Tag two writer friends in the comments . ⭐️BONUS ENTRIES * One extra entry for every pair of friends tagged * Two extra entires for sharing this giveaway in your stories (make sure you tag me). . Open internationally. Winner will be selected at random. Entry deadline is Monday 5th, midnight EST (Tuesday 6th, 3pm AEDT). . Good luck! . . . . #girlboss  #giveaway  #writinginspiration  #nano  #nanowrimo2018  #nanowrimoprep  #writersofinstagram  #womenwhowrite  #authorlife  #authorsofinstagram  #authors  #creativeliving  #amwriting  #amediting  #novellife  #novelwriting  #novelist  #canwrite  #willwrite  #writenow  #contemporarywritersclub  #melbournewriters  #aussieauthor  #aussiewriters 
I can’t believe that NaNo start tomorrow! I think I’ve finally figured some interesting stuff out for the story line (by that I mean, what type of shoes my characters wear), and am just going to wing the rest.
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The most important thing I’ve done is set up my desk for success and organised some delicious snacks. What’s the best part about writing a Christmas mystery novel? Surrounding yourself in the world, of course!
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I’ve bought candy canes, mint m&ms, made cookies and will even heat up some cider when I sit down to write. The air conditioner will go on full blast, carols will be played, the tree will be set up and Hallmark will get all of my “down time”.
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Are we ready for Nano? Are we ready for Christmas spam? Of course we aren’t. Of course we are.
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Let’s do this!
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I can’t believe that NaNo start tomorrow! I think I’ve finally figured some interesting stuff out for the story line (by that I mean, what type of shoes my characters wear), and am just going to wing the rest. . The most important thing I’ve done is set up my desk for success and organised some delicious snacks. What’s the best part about writing a Christmas mystery novel? Surrounding yourself in the world, of course! . I’ve bought candy canes, mint m&ms, made cookies and will even heat up some cider when I sit down to write. The air conditioner will go on full blast, carols will be played, the tree will be set up and Hallmark will get all of my “down time”. . Are we ready for Nano? Are we ready for Christmas spam? Of course we aren’t. Of course we are. . Let’s do this! . . . . #authorlife  #authorsofinstagram  #authors  #creativeliving  #amwriting  #amediting  #novellife  #novelwriting  #novelist  #create  #creative  #canwrite  #willwrite  #writenow  #editthatdraft  #writethatdraft  #finishthatdraft  #plotthatdraft  #contemporarywritersclub  #preptober  #melbournewriters  #aussieauthor  #writerightnow  #aussiewriters  #nano  #nanowrimo2018  #nanowrimoprep  #ponderingwritingretreat  #setupforsuccess  #preppedandready