Article · Music · Weekly Finds

My favourite music for dark days

It’s nothing new that music can influence mood – sometimes quite significantly. Music can conjure up old memories – both good and bad – but also take you away from the present moment into a place of serenity and calmness. I find that music can help me on dark and difficult days – and it… Continue reading My favourite music for dark days

Article · Fiction · The Ruon Chronicles · Worldbuilding · Writing

Writing update: June 2018, part 2

Well, May and June turned out to be very good months when it came to publication! Publications My short story, “Pandjieswinkelgoed”, appeared in the 22 June 2018 issue of Vrouekeur and this was the first print magazine short story that I’ve sold. Huzzah! I now also have two article on The Mighty under my belt… Continue reading Writing update: June 2018, part 2

Article · Mental and Invisible Illnesses · Writing

Writing Update: Article Published, Guest Posting

Article published Great news! Another of my articles has have been published by The Mighty! What especially thrilled me was that it also appeared as one of the articles on their Chronic Illness Facebook Page. Whoohoo! I find it not only great to be able to share some stories, but also to see that there… Continue reading Writing Update: Article Published, Guest Posting

Finished Objects · Knitting · Work in progress

Knitting a lot and then knitting some more

Apart from an amigurumi bunny for a colleague's baby shower, I’ve really been knitting a lot more than crocheting. I finished the Reyna shawl and am now busy with the wrap pattern called “Moonlight” by Pat Strong. Although I have gone full rainbow colours on this wrap and not anything near the demure dark colour… Continue reading Knitting a lot and then knitting some more

Article · Fiction · The Ruon Chronicles · Writing

June Writing Update, Part 1

An article and a short story Published during the end of May was “6 Coping Mechanisms That Help My Mental and Physical Illnesses”, which was published on The Mighty. My short story “Pandjieswinkelgoed” (“Pawnshop stuff”) will also appear in the 22 June 2018 issue of Vrouekeur! (What makes you think I’m especially excited to get… Continue reading June Writing Update, Part 1

Article · Fiction · The Ruon Chronicles · Writing

Playing around with covers – The Ruon Chronicles and Forgotten

I’ve been playing around with possible ebook covers for The Knowledge Stones, Grove of Graves, and Forgotten on Canva. Not just as a procrastination tactic, but also because I actually need some covers for when I publish the full stories. (We’ve been so busy at work that I’ve spent some evenings rather working on covers… Continue reading Playing around with covers – The Ruon Chronicles and Forgotten

Article · Mental and Invisible Illnesses

Confession time, coping time

But first… one of my articles has been published by The Mighty! Click here to read “6 Coping Mechanisms That Help My Mental and Physical Illnesses”. The Mighty The Mighty is a site with information and personal stories about various mental, physical, and chronic illnesses. It’s not a “woe is me” site, but rather a… Continue reading Confession time, coping time