Note: I do not have burnout. This is only information I’m sharing after researching the topic. What is burnout? Burnout is a psychological term for the experience of long-term exhaustion and diminished interest, usually coming immediately after an extended period of overwork. Many people can suffer burnout, but I’m only interested (at this stage) with … Read moreWriters Burnout
I remember my first rejection letter. It was quite a number of years ago now, when my boys were young. I went and hid in the bedroom to open the “all important” parcel. Trembling, I carefully opened the envelope and pulled out my manuscript. Without reading a word, I already knew what was in the … Read moreRejected!
The end of the month is fast approaching, and it’s time for me to make a decision. I listed my options on 12th May. They were: 1) Work on my Sam novel. This is a young adult fantasy novel. 2) Continue with the collaborative novel. Chapter 20 has been completed, which is a stones throw … Read moreGetting Back On Track
As I haven’t had the pleasure of experiencing this yet, I turned to Australian author, Sara Douglass, to find out about The Editorial Process. Reading the procedure brings up a few emotions–excitement and fear being among them. Why the fear? Simply put, can I handle the pressure? Can I meet the deadlines, and in doing … Read moreEditorial Process
The Australian Literature website has a listing of Australian authors and a bit of a bio on each person. Going through the list, I discovered that I know only a few of them–the rest are unknown to me, yet some of them have an impressive list of published works. Why haven’t I heard of them … Read moreAustralian Authors
I’ve added a few more parts to Planning a Novel from the Beginning. I’ve been procrastinating because one of the parts has a table and I didn’t know how WordPress would handle that. You’ll notice that the table turned out fine, so I’m pleased. The next part also has a large table so now I … Read moreWriting a Novel Update
Everyone has an opinion. No one can take that away but why do some people insist on attacking a person because they have an opinion. It’s usually because the opinion is different to their own. I was brought up believing “kids should be seen and not heard”. My opinions were not nurtured until late in … Read moreHaving an Opinion
Source: “Der Wanderreiter und sein Pferd” by Sadko G. Solinski; and courtesy of Firlefanz, who actually wrote this in reply to a question on the message board Gaits Basically it depends on horse, rider and terrain. At any rate it is not possible to gallop long distances. Generally a mix of gaits is preferable, although … Read moreA Horse as Transport