Wednesday, March 7, 2012

I've taken the first steps

Coughing is exhausting and being home from work because I'm sick is proving to be expensive, not because I don't get paid (I do). Five years of accumulated sick days do pay off at times like this, but lying on the lounge and watching daytime television means I see things that I normally never see and spend money I normally wouldn't.

Last week on my sick day off, I bought a hair straightener / curler from the television shopping channel and today I restrained myself from buying a steam mop, but I did get serious. I paid for membership for the South Australian Writers Centre and noted the workshops in my diary which I plan on attending. I also made some preliminary enquiries about writers groups.

I can't have dreams and not start taking steps to make things happen. I also made enquiries about some of the courses that I want to do, so now it's about balance and fitting in the important things. In between all of this I coughed and slept and coughed some more.

Tonight I feel like I'm getting back on the road to wellness, I still have this hideous cough but it has improved and at least its forced me take steps to arrange an appointment to see an ear, nose and throat specialist because it's all sinus related and hubby has been at me for years to get it sorted.

I'm quite excited about the Writers Centre and the opportunity to meet some writerly minded people. Last year I wrote my first novel and still it sits in my bottom drawer. I'm not sure why, because I was happy with the content and I just haven't done anything with it. Fear - maybe, but more likely due to not knowing what to do next.

The other thing, the number one rule of writers, is to write every day. Other than work and this blog, I haven't been writing every day. I know that this theory works because when I was at uni and writing all the time then the creativity just flowed, same when I was writing my book last year - it just kept coming. I need to regain that zest.

Do you write, how often and what do you write. What gets the creative juices flowing for you?

Cheers, Fi

The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are.


  1. Not to influence you and make you spend more money, but the steam mops are terrific! I bought one off the TV several years ago and LOVED it up until I broke the handle from pushing too hard. That was completely my fault, though.

    1. Influence me go on, whats a few more dollars Karen, I also have a friend who has one and swears by it.

  2. Keep taking those steps! I recently went out on a limb to enter a contest and though I didn't win (or expect to) it was overcoming my fear and just doing it that made me feel good. And I got nice feedback : )Sometimes I get an idea and work on it. Sometimes I just blather. It just comes to me..or doesn't.

    Enjoy the Writers Centre and Feel Better Soon!

    1. Thank you. I understand the blather and it comes to you or it doesn't concepts

  3. A step in the right direction. I am so excited for you. And your novel, why is it still in your bottom drawer? You need to get it out there. If you don't try you will never know. What do you have to lose? I also have a steam mop and love it! (Just thought I would throw that in there in case you stayed home sick again and needed something to buy to pass the


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