Happy New 2014!!

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Day two of the New Year already!!

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I am bleary eyed and jet-lagged having just stepped  off a plane from Texas, but I wanted to say HAPPY NEW YEAR (again) to everyone!

I love this time of year (apart from the dodgy weather) as it’s a chance for renewal. To start afresh. Write a novel, learn to drive… whatever you want.  You can do anything!! (at least it feels like you can!)

I always feel so hopeful these first few days of the year… the trick is to still have that hope six months from now. Well, let’s all take one day at a time and start today. The road ahead might be  a bit bumpy but… actually let me hand over to Huffington Post founder Arianna Huffington:

“Think of failure as a stepping stone to success. Clearly drive, IQ, and hard work are incredibly important. But ultimately what matters most is resilience–the ability to quickly rebound from failures, indeed to see failure as a stepping stone to success.”

Well put.

(PS : I hope you like the new look website!)

2014

 

 

Lola

MADIBA

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“Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.”  – Nelson Mandela

We can all learn a lot from this wonderful man.

Rest in Paradise, Madiba.

 

How To Write Your First Novel!

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Yes, yes, yes, It’s been a while… but I’m going to try and  update this blog as much as possible, starting today… So in the name of utter laziness, I am posting a very lovely article  from someone else. I found it yesterday whilst researching (procrastinating) and it’s called ‘How to Write Your First Novel…’ and I just HAD to share (on Facebook, Twitter and now here). I luv the fact that an array of successful authors are letting you into their own stories, thoughts and experiences. It’s great and I hope that any budding authors out there get something out of it. Read it here NOW! 

 

Okay back to my blog… so what’s coming up soon?Articles-(again from other people) including a new author on her road to that first publication and a wonderful writer, who after a ten year hiatus, is back in the publishing game- and  shocked at how much it’s changed. Plus, much, much more!

So, yes, admittedly, I’ve been rather lackadaisical when it comes to this blog,  BUT NO MORE! I am back.

For now.

Promise.

Sort of.

Okay, okay, I am.

Just for you.

Lola