Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Star-struck!

It was absolutely out of this world to meet Giovanna Fletcher.

She is such an inspiration to me and has a beautiful mind.

It's mind-blowing when I look at all the books she has written that are displayed so proudly in my room.

I am in total awe of her and her talent.

There's an air of possibility around her which made it amazing to be in her presence.

I don't know how she finds time to do what she does with two young boys at home.

It was 'Some Kind Of Wonderful' to meet her and I can't wait to start reading the book.

I am saving it as at the moment I have got to finish my library book but I am looking forward to starting 'Some Kind Of Wonderful' immensely.

Steph

XxX

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Mind = Canvas


I had an idea of what to put in this blog - that your mind is canvas that gets wiped clean in the night.

Now you can put whatever you like on there. Which is why putting positive thoughts in your head is so necessary. And making having fun for yourself is so important. As we did when I was at a photo shoot recently.

It was such a buzz, I had a brilliant day and met some really awesome people.

It was my first time at a shoot.

And even though it was really cold, just the fact that we were all working together towards the same goal felt so good it was like wearing a warm cloak.

We were  all enjoying to make the event work and the energy was summoned from within us, butt it came out and hopefully they show in the photos!

It was a library shoot, so I'm not sure where, or even if, the pictures will be used if ever, but it was a fantastic experience to work so closely with other people who were all so positive.

It was a fabulous day and I look forward to doing it again. I will keep you posted.

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Rolex

Your mind is a Rolex. There are so many things that can be going on and require your thought.

It is  also in the sense that it never stops.

Like the stars in the sky that never stop burning, it is only daylight that causes them not to be visible during the day.

The mind can be easily distracted from what has to be done.

It's like if you have one email to send but a million things seem to trump that one email. Isn't that the way?

Putting off things won't stop tomorrow coming, it will only put you behind in your plans.

This is a message to myself, it isn't an email I've been putting off but writing in general once again.

Other things do come up and reading is very important in my chosen pursuit, but it's very important to hone my craft.

Hopefully writing reminders such as these will actualise me to get cracking with ideas.

Steph

XxX


Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Future

I'm beginning to make plans for the future again.

 For a while, I was off the map - I had no idea where my direction was going!

Although I still don't, I have a brighter premonition now.

Don't worry, there's nothing anyone could have done for me, it was something I had to find on my own.

And now I feel more ready for whatever is coming my way.

I'm feeling more excited about possible prospects in my future. 

Steph

XxX

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Ideas

The thing I've found about ideas is that writing them down is so beneficial.

Actually having them down on paper instead of trapped in you r head is so freeing.

I'd had an idea for a story for quite a while and I kept thinking about it but not actually writing it.

I am proud of myself today because I started writing it.

It's still preliminary and I don't know where it will lead in story terms but I am pretty excited by it.

Anything is possible.

I was sick of writing notes for the story.

Let's get down to writing it.

But I was scared.

I was thinking this was a massive idea.

I took a deep breath today, got my notes out and started writing.

Now I have a lot more space in my mind for other probably useless things that I'll pick up.

Thank you for reading

Steph

XxX

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

I've been thinking...

My life has been in disarray for quite a while and I don't know what I want from life anymore. I've always stuck to I want to help people. But in what way I've yet to discover. It's infuriating. I've always been scared of big ideas. But now I'm finding the power to let go and just write them as they are in my mind. Don't ever be afraid of an idea, no matter how big it is. And even if you think you can't accomplish it, just try because you never know. I'm going to tell myself this daily and see how I go. Ideas are there to be taken, and you've got to take them while you can.

I need to focus my life again. I don't know where to begin though. I love writing. I need to get that back in my life, make time for it. I've been quite literally dwindling from one thing to another. And I want to get back to writing lyrics too. I haven't been setting aside time to write anything and don't get me wrong, it's been lovely to read and lose myself in the characters but the book I'm reading right now is really hard hitting and I feel like I need a break. A way to re-find myself anyway. I think I lost myself somewhere and it's time to get back to being me.

I hope this rambling makes sense. I need to make this happen. For me.

Steph

XxX

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

The Girl Before by JG Delanely - Book Review

The Girl Before is an utterly stunning debut by this author.

Enter the world of One Folgate Street and discover perfection...but can you pay the price? 

Jane stumbles on the rental opportunity of a life-time: the chance to live in the ultras minimalist house designed by an enigmatic architect, on the condition that she abides by a long list of exacting rules. After moving in, she discovers that a previous tentant, Emma, met a mysterious death there - and starts to wonder if her own story will be a re-run of the girl before. As twist after twist catches the reader off guard, Emma's past and Jane's present become inexorably entwined in this tense, page-turning portrayal of a psychological obsession.

It was an absolute compulsive read. It is phenomenally written. I would highly recommend this book if you like a bit of a thriller. It does that job superbly!!

Steph

XxX