Sunday, 27 May 2012

Everything Happens for a Reason...

I'm a big believer in 'everything happens for a reason'. It's what gets me through some days and helps me look past things I might otherwise turn into regrets.

This last year has been decision after decision for me and not just what will I have for breakfast. I'm talking about big, life-changing decisions. I hate those kinds. I'm an indecisive person to start off with and putting these things in my path is pretty much a recipe for a nervous breakdown.

And just when I thought I'd finally figured it out (at least for the time being), another whopper of a decision makes itself known. My response: everything happens for a reason.

Whenever I say this to myself, it usually means I'm about to make a potentially bad decision that I'll regret and try to squirm out of later. But....everything happens for a reason! Then, I was scrolling through Pinterest, as is my wont when I'm feeling senseless and just want to see pretty pictures, and I found this saying.

Everything happens for a reason, but sometimes the reason is that you're stupid and you make bad decisions.

It sums up what I'm feeling about this decision. I'm on the verge of making a bad decision just because I think an option has opened up for a reason. But maybe it's just opened up because it has and going through with that option just because it's there would be more about my stupidity than anything else.

Friday, 11 May 2012


I know reviews, good, honest reviews are hard to come by. I've heard a lot about how people work extremely hard to get those first reviews that can be so necessary. I've not been as proactive as I could be and it's something I'll have to look into in the future but having a promotional short story out for my Swamp Children series has proven a boon! I've received three reviews on Smashwords and while that may not sound like a lot, it's big for me. Not a single one was five stars and but I'm thrilled with all three! They're great for telling you what works and what doesn't and while they can be discouraging they can also provide a needed lift. Proof that the words aren't just written into a vacuum.

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Novella: Published

I've finally gotten my act together and finished up the Swamp novella I've had sitting around. It feels like a big relief, one less thing I need to think about! Being on holiday for three weeks has drastically cut down my writing time but I've surprisingly pulled myself together for editing and redrafting. At least I've gotten something done!

On the run, not from the zombie heads that infest the swamp, but from the people who live there, Owen stumbles into the lives of a single mother and her child. Unused to human company, Owen is torn between delight and fear that they will discover his secret.