Want to read list

I looked through my want to read list on Goodreads yesterday and it surprised me how many books there were (401, when did this happen?), but also how many books I wished I had at home to be able to read right now. This reading hunger gets bigger and bigger. I’m reading a lot this … Continue reading Want to read list

Getting what I want

"You always get what you want." - I've heard this quite a few times in my life. I don't know where this opinion came from, because I feel like I'm constantly boxing with life. Nothing came easy to me. Everything I've got was worked for and fought for. I wish it was easier, I often … Continue reading Getting what I want

Making the writing muscles strong

The #100daysofwriting got me thinking about writing a lot lately. About the craft of it, about the discipline. We can’t write in our heads only. We need to put pen to paper (or fingers to the keyboard). We need to see the words on page, see if they work. I look at photographers and see … Continue reading Making the writing muscles strong

Instatiredness and the return of blogging

I have been following the recent changes on Instagram with mixed feelings. Reducing the reach, focusing on video content and people with a large following, has made many of us feel uncertain. The moment Facebook took over Instagram, I knew the changes would come and will keep coming. Changes caused by the desire to take … Continue reading Instatiredness and the return of blogging

Writing advice from others

There's a lot of writing advice and I generally don't listen as I'm sure I've already told you that the only writing advice I agree with is 'Butt in chair and write.' But today I've read something from two different women that spoke to me and I want to share it with you too. First … Continue reading Writing advice from others

How’s #100daysofwriting going?

Today I haven't written a single word. I cleaned the bathroom and the toilets, I thought about the book, about it's purpose and how I want it to be, but I haven't done any actual writing. It was the excitement of the second vaccination dose that I received this afternoon that made me do all … Continue reading How’s #100daysofwriting going?

I shouldn’t leave writing till the last moment

I do it almost daily lately. I leave writing the blog post for later. I tell myself I’ll write it in the afternoon, later, when I have a better ideas of what I want to say. And then the evening comes and I still haven’t written. And so I sit on the sofa and write … Continue reading I shouldn’t leave writing till the last moment

The end that is a beginning

Today I finished typing out my book notes. It felt good to finally have it done, but it’s also scary. Now the real work begins. I need to find the angle in it all and start writing the story I want to tell. I’m scared and excited. I want to keep going and I also … Continue reading The end that is a beginning

Becoming by Michelle Obama

What a woman! What a book!I loved it. I read it slowly, letting the message of it sink in gradually. A book we all should read. A book that gives hope. “For me, becoming isn’t about arriving somewhere or achieving a certain aim. I see it instead as forward motion, a means of evolving, a … Continue reading Becoming by Michelle Obama

What I’m currently reading

I’m reading too many books at the moment. I very often read three books at the same time, but now I’m reading eight. Well, seven as The Anthology of the World’s Greatest Diarists is the whole year project. Every morning, at breakfast, I read the entries for this day. Three books in Dutch! That’s unheard … Continue reading What I’m currently reading