This year I decided my main New Year's resolution would be to be more positive (https://victoria-writes.com/2017/01/05/the-year-of-positivity/) so I've been thinking since about the ways I can do this. It's not easy to always be positive. Life gets in the way. I am still battling my overactive thyroid and some days it's hard not to… Continue reading Focusing on Goals
The first book I read this year was The Secret by Rhonda Bryne. The premise of the book is that we all have the power to have everything we want in life, we just need to ask the universe for it, believe we will get it and visualise already having it and then it… Continue reading The Year of Positivity
I keep seeing memes online about the disaster that has been 2016. It really has felt like a year of ups and downs across the world. It seems a lot of us are looking forward to rolling over into the New Year soon. This year my debut novel was published and I have been… Continue reading Storytellers
This blog has been rather neglected of late. The past couple of months I've been feeling poorly and one thing that's been getting me down has been shoulder and neck pain. And I think the culprit is writing. I have been a naughty writer - sitting at the dining room table or on the sofa… Continue reading Becoming a sensible writer
There has been a fierce debate about whether authors should be as well known as their work after an American journalist claimed to have discovered the true identity of the author using the penname Elena Ferrante. The author has always guarded their real name and has spoken about wanting the books to speak for… Continue reading Do you care who an author is?
Possibly one of the most famous quotes on writing and fairly typical. Whenever I search for quotes on writing it seems that we are supposed to find writing painful, torturous and impossible. We are meant to consume copious amounts of coffee and alcohol. We are meant to shut out the world and sit in… Continue reading A Writer’s Life
I finished writing my new book this week. I took a photo of the words "the end" to celebrate this fact but, of course, this was a complete lie. Until a book appears on the shelves, there will be constant editing, tweaking and proof-reading to try to make it the best it can be.… Continue reading “The End”