A Writer’s Life #3 – Of Germs and Catlaps

This week has been trying. Germs ganged up on me and I spent the week fighting the flu. It was also a week of ‘let’s have something extra on every.single.night. shall we?’  Well, after all that I’m pooped and decided to stay home from church and catch up with life and my bed and maybeContinue reading “A Writer’s Life #3 – Of Germs and Catlaps”

My Top 3 Writing Apps

We are living in the days of an App for every occasion. I blogged on my top 3 apps for writer over here. I also read about an awful app that would probably lead to some laptop smashing if I ever tried to use it. You can read about it here. Your turn. What appsContinue reading “My Top 3 Writing Apps”

Going back, to move forward

So this novel I’m working on is being as stubborn as a donkey neck-deep in peanut butter. I distinctly remember with my other two, being so full of ideas and words at times, that I’d choose writing over a nap. With this one? The naps win. Every time. Part of the problem is that it’sContinue reading “Going back, to move forward”

Lifehack & Peanuts

Happy Mommy’s Day to all the mommy’s who may be reading this! It’s been a week since I became a Lifehack contributor. In that time, I’ve had 3 articles published and I’ve been assigned another that I’m working on. This is good and bad! Writing for them is like eating peanuts… it is very hardContinue reading “Lifehack & Peanuts”

Being a Prolific Writer

  The word ‘prolific‘ is one I’d love to be labelled with… Oh look, she’s turned out another bestseller book! What a prolific writer she is… I’ve aimed at ridiculous wordcounts per day, I’ve pantsed and plotted and settled into a happy combination of both. I’ve changed my sleeping habits, tried NaNoWriMo, read a tonContinue reading “Being a Prolific Writer”

I’m grateful to…

In the big scheme of things, getting one book accepted by a publisher does not mean that I’ve arrived as an author. I’m fully aware of that. But it is a milestone worth celebrating and as part of that, I’d love to acknowledge some of the people who have helped me along the way. OneContinue reading “I’m grateful to…”

Cover Reveal … Finding Mia

I clearly remember meeting my Hayley for the first time. Labor took 4,5 hours (short compared to most), a few pushes and some tugging. Then they handed me this squishy bundle of wrinkled skin – pale, blueish and not too charmed at facing the big world. I was smitten. To me, there’d never been anythingContinue reading “Cover Reveal … Finding Mia”

I’ve waited 10 years for this email…

A decade ago, I started writing. I practised my signature thinking it wouldn’t be long till I found myself tucked between Peretti & Decker signing my books. Then I heard  Jesus clearly whisper, “You’re going to have to trust Me more than you ever have before.” NO! Surely not! My insides squirmed even as my heartContinue reading “I’ve waited 10 years for this email…”

Published? No… Available to read? Yes!

Friends, this is Shackles. You know, the one I thought would be paying the bills 2 months after penning ‘the end’? Yeah that one… I wouldn’t call it published, I prefer to think of it as being available online to be downloaded, read and (crosses fingers) enjoyed. It is slowly filtering through the system and shouldContinue reading “Published? No… Available to read? Yes!”