You know when life is just plodding along nicely and then a tornado arrives into your world and leaves you spinning? Yes? Well, so it has been for me over the past few weeks. There I was, in my heavenly retreat, Allihies, West Cork, enjoying my holidays, when the word came through that my edits … More Stop the world I want to get off
Today, I remembered Mum, as it was this day last year she left us. I remembered the week before, as she readied us for her leaving and I remembered the previous two years and the toll they took on her. Then, as I thought of her I remembered her fighting spirit. Her never giving up. … More Today we remembered
What a difference a few weeks make? We are truly living through history. It’s hard to believe that this virus has effectively brought to a halt much of the world. Here in Ireland we are not too many weeks into it. We watched in dismay as it took hold in China and Italy and for … More So, how are you all doing?
You know the way sometimes life is so mundane at times… well mine is anything but at the moment. Not only am I beavering away writing my memoir, due to be published next year, but I do have other significant news. Last year I was asked if I would take part in a podcast series … More Writing update and more news
What better way to begin the New Year than to be able to tell you all my news. I have a book deal with Hachette Books Ireland for my memoir! I’ve wanted to shout this from the rooftops for the past month but I had to wait for official sanction. A large dose of gratitude … More Good news alert… very good news alert
So here it is the final Inspiration Diaries post of the year. Every month myself and five other writers, (three experienced and successful and three hopefuls) share our writing month. This month we shook it up a bit and shared who has inspired us, our highlights and goals for 2020. I’ve loved sharing my own … More This months writing diary.
Every month I feature in the Inspiration Diaries on the Inspiration Projects blog. It is an all too true look at what is happening in the world of three very successful writers and three writers yet to find their feet (no prizes for guessing where I stand). Part one each month gives an account of … More Septembers progress report on my writing.
When we lose someone life changes forever. Grief comes calling and brings with it exhaustion and a sadness no joy can lift. We understand the world is still turning and people are busy with their lives, but it is a lonely place to be. As time passes people move on, and as they are busy … More Remembering…
Over a year ago I attended a writing course aptly titled “The Inspiration Project,” the brainchild of Carmel Harrington, Hazel Gaynor and Catherine Ryan Howard. It changed forever how I think about myself as a writer, as well as giving me focus and belief in my writing project. My new years resolution this year was … More Inspiration diaries August.
While holidaying in heaven recently, (Allihies, West Cork) yer man and myself went to visit Dzoghen Beara. It’s a buddhist retreat centre between Castletownbere and Allihies. We’d not been there before. Well, that’s not exactly true. We drove into it about fourteen years ago and on getting out of the car were struck by the … More And… Breathe