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Books read in November and December


Yet again this seems to have turned into an every-second-month post. I actually considered whether I should change the series to only update every two months, if that is what seems more natural. However, I’ve decided that it was a coincidence that it happened twice in a row. I couldn’t post September’s update, because my laptop was in the shop for a hard drive transplant. I didn’t post November’s update due to NaNoWriMo and pure exhaustion. It was circumstantial why this happened. So these posts will continue the same way they have before. I really enjoy writing them and I hope someone enjoys reading them.

So let’s move on to the exciting stuff.

Rethinking what’s really important


Well, well, where have I been? Actually, I haven’t been anywhere. I’ve been hiding from anything that resembles work or social media. This was quite unplanned as I had so many ambitious ideas for December. Then I was forced to retreat and evaluate my approach to my life when I realised how unenthusiastic I was feeling about my own plans.

Now I’m back with possibly the least original post title I’ve ever written, but hey. I had my whole life to think about. There was no time left to think about creative titles.

NaNoWriMo: Looking back on the past month


(aka, how not to do NaNoWriMo)

It’s been a while since I posted here. As you might have guessed, especially if you’ve been reading for more than a year, this means that NaNoWriMo went badly. The amount of time that I had to dedicate purely to writing during November meant that there was simply no time left over for a blog update.

So, to get it out of the way right now, I did win (which simply means that I reached the goal of writing 50,000 words in 30 days), but it was definitely an ungraceful win. (more…)

NaNoWriMo: Am I getting slower with age?


Hi everyone, this post will be short one and more along the lines of an observation than a fully fledged post. I have to get back to writing. (more…)


Quote Saturday: Why I blog

Why I blog


Quote Saturday: Tyrant


Books read in September and October

Hey guys, so we’re doing things a little differently today. You may remember that I took an unexpected blog hiatus when my almost-five-year-old laptop’s hard drive failed. Last when I posted my laptop was still in for repairs and I didn’t know how much data I was going to lose. (more…)


Quote Saturday: Achievement requires sacrifice

Sacrifice for achievement


Quote Saturday: Revolutions happen for a reason

Revolutions happen for a reason


You might have noticed that I haven’t been around to post or reply to comments. The reason for this is that my laptop’s hard drive died suddenly and without warning of any kind. One moment I was just casually browsing and the next my screen was covered with an error message.

That was 10 days ago.

So I’m announcing a blog hiatus and I don’t know how long it will last. Even if I get my laptop back tomorrow there will not be a post next week. I don’t know yet how much data I’m going to lose. My laptop might just come back to me wiped blank of nearly five years of work and I don’t have any complete backups.

Fingers crossed,



Quote Saturday: A Poem of Ice and Fire

Poem of Ice and Fire


Quote Saturday: Nostalgia skews memory


A conversation with my blogging conscience


Yes, I talk to myself. (more…)


Quote Saturday: The natural world cannot be controlled

Natural world cannot be controlled

When you drop your phone


And the feeling in your stomach when you have to pick it back up…



Quote Saturday: The most important feature of humans

Most important feature of humans

Introverts unite!

Calling all introverts… (more…)


Quote Saturday: Happiness must come from within


The persistent story


The story that really wants to be written. (more…)


Quote Saturday: A grammar lesson in how memory works

Grammar lesson in memory

Books read in August


I mean book read in August. Well, book and two short stories… And a few chapters of another book… Let’s just move on. (more…)


Quote Saturday: The defining traits of success

Defining traits


Quote Saturday: Human consciousness


Colouring for adults

Colouring for adults

Let’s revisit the colouring books of our childhood. Colouring for adults is way less kinky than it sounds. (more…)