Finishing things

It's often hard to keep going, to bring a project to the end. Especially when you keep some stories inside you, things you've heard in your childhood or teenage years. Mine is 'she's talented, but lazy', meaning that I'll never reach my potential, that I'll never be able to be who I could become. That … Continue reading Finishing things

Getting back to writing

Not writing, not blogging, not being who I want to be, again. I wish I could say that life gets in the way, but it's not that. I think that the only thing that gets in the way is myself. I've written about it in my newsletter yesterday and the more I think about it, … Continue reading Getting back to writing

Write It All Down

When I saw that Cathy Rentzenbrink has written a book about memoir writing I immediately knew I had to read it. As I couldn't wait till January, I asked Bluebird for a proof copy and they kindly sent me (digital) one. And I'm so glad they did! I was hoping that this book will help … Continue reading Write It All Down

A new season

While nature is slowing down, preparing itself for the cold months, my head is spinning. There's so much I want to do before the end of this year, there's so much I want to write. I just don't know where to begin. Today marks 100 days till the end of the year. So many days … Continue reading A new season

I did it! #100daysofblogging

I did it, I made it to 100 days of daily blogging. It was a great experiment and experience, but I never want to do this again. Not because it's hard, and it often is, but because it doesn't allow for days off, days for thinking and reading, wandering through nature and not thinking about … Continue reading I did it! #100daysofblogging

What I really want

I've lost my way with Instagram again. My relationship with this app is troubled, it happened in the last year. Before that it was always pure love on my side. Instagram was perfect for me, I loved being there and sharing my thoughts, bits and pieces from my life. Until I started listening to all … Continue reading What I really want

On notebooks, again

This year I was supposed to fill a notebook after a notebook. I was supposed to write everything down, make the pages thick with ink. It's august an my journal isn't even half full. Other notebooks have more blank pages than the ones written on too. Why is it so difficult for me to write … Continue reading On notebooks, again

Trusting my own idea

While writing this book of mine, something felt not right. First I thought it was the language I was writing it in, so I started writing in another one (being multilingual can be a blessing and a curse), but it still felt off. I’ve spent a couple of days away from it and yesterday I … Continue reading Trusting my own idea

Days 44-51 of #100daysofwriting

I needed some distance from my book. It felt wrong somehow and I didn't know what was wrong with it. So I stopped writing it and decided to come back to it in a couple of days, hoping I'll figure it out in that time. It took me a week, but I finally know what … Continue reading Days 44-51 of #100daysofwriting

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