On Overwhelm

Or, giving yourself space to breathe when you need to (and some ramblings, probably) The past few months have been – as for most of the world – quite overwhelming. While I’ve been away from the blog, some stuff happened, which included… In April this year a fire swept through one of UCT’s libraries, destroying…… Continue reading On Overwhelm

Musings On My Writing

“Stories of imagination tend to upset those without one” – Terry Pratchett. I truly believe that by reading and writing fantasy – and sometimes scifi – I get to explore more than if I didn’t write any genre fiction. Fantasy delves into so many fields; linguistics, archaeology, history, etc. that I learn a lot more…… Continue reading Musings On My Writing

Favourite Music Friday: Stay on These Roads by a-ha

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWey1DBAchM A-ha’s music has been part of my whole life (literally — their first song was released the year before I was born) and I still love their music just as much as I did when I was younger. Mind you, it probably helped me learn English quite a bit, now that I think about…… Continue reading Favourite Music Friday: Stay on These Roads by a-ha

End-of-March Writing Update: Ruon Chronicles, Ghost Stories, and Other Stuff

Okay… so that was March flitting by faster than a Will o’ the Wisp… To say that I didn’t do everything I wanted to this March (fiction writing wise) is an understatement. Well, okay, word count-wise it was a flop. Thinking about stories and outlining Stuff was much more productive. Turns out that I did…… Continue reading End-of-March Writing Update: Ruon Chronicles, Ghost Stories, and Other Stuff

On Being Unsocial: Why I Deleted Twitter and Facebook from My Phone

I’d had it. For the umpteenth time, I found myself having spent over 40 minutes scrolling through the neverending timeline that is Twitter — and getting angry and worked up. Not over the Big Things, mind you that I could get being worked up about. It was me getting worked up because of petty little…… Continue reading On Being Unsocial: Why I Deleted Twitter and Facebook from My Phone