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Screen-free Sunday
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Screen-free Sunday

After trialling scree-free Sunday for most of December, I decide to continue it into 2019, and use the opportunity to reconnect with some of the neglected domains in my life.


2018, a year in review
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2018, a year in review

As I slowly right the ship after the November write-off, I contemplate how I did in 2018. I give myself a pat on the back and tease a little about 2019.


Where November went
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Where November went

I lament a disastrous November and aborted Nanowrimo campaign, while flying to Sydney for work. Man...I'm looking forward to the holidays!



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Taking stock and giving thanks

Writing a post about productivity management makes me appreciate how much I've actually written this year. I reflect on my motivations, achievements and voice how much I appreciate my readers around the world.



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Why and where I use advertising

A reader's dislike for advertising prompts me to answer the question of why I advertise on my blog. I ponder whether it's time to stop even though it makes me money.


When the well runs dry
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When the well runs dry

Admitting to myself I've burnt out, leads me to find ways I can refuel my creative energies. Rather than resorting to despair, I acknowledge that it's okay to admit I'm not perfect and self-investment is no cause for guilt.



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How NanoWrimo is changing my writing

With Nanowrimo 2017 shaping up to be as a success, I'm forced to ask some serious questions of my self as a self-styled writer of fantasy struggling with the tropes of the genre.



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Joining the Dark Side

I contemplate a switch to Wordpress and Ulysses for blogging after four years of using a static-site generator.



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Shelving Weaver for Nanowrimo

I temporarily shelve my novel, Weaver of Dreams, so I can concentrate on my project for Nanowrimo 2017



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Scope and a painful lesson learnt

After a week of reflecting on my novel's scope, I decide the re-write has strayed too far from my original vision.



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Weaver marathon no-more

I fall short of my self-imposed word-count and deadline for finishing Weaver of Dreams but decide I rather enjoy journalling my writing.



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Day twenty-one -- Weaver Marathon

21 days down and another important scene drafted. Sunday is turning out to be my favourite day of the week.