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Determination is the key!

Posted in Writing with tags , , , on July 1, 2017 by Kate Jack

Writers are prone to fits of melancholy and depression, brought about by lack of success and, possibly, too much coffee. This in turn leads to all cessation of writing activities, which takes us back to the above mentioned state of being. 

It becomes a vicious circle, from which seemingly there’s no escape. 

But there is. It’s not easy, and involves a lot of girding of the loins, but it can be done. And what is this miraculous cure? I hear you ask. Simple: DETERMINATION and lots of it. But here’s the cherry on the cake. Once you’ve made the decision, it becomes easier. Just as I was determined never to smoke another cigarette, it’ll be a year in August, just as I was determined to use the time I have to write my next set of books. The results? I have more money at my disposal, since I packed in the fags, my health has improved, and best of all, I’m writing again on a regular basis.

Remember what the great French Artist, Henri Matisse said:


Girding my loins for…

Posted in General with tags , , , , , , on July 14, 2014 by Kate Jack

10_skiphire3…a big clear out. We’ve finally decided to tackle the rising tide of detritus cluttering the house. Being something of a hoarder, I really need to clear up and make a fresh start. When it comes to collecting things, ornaments, clothes, books and cats, I’m a champion. My brother’s a champion DVD and book collector, along with oil cans, tools and petrol cans; I hasten to add he owns a motorbike and does a lot of his own maintenance.

So we’ve decided the time has come to have one mammoth clear out and have both vowed never to let the clutter pile up again. Apart from two very important class of “objects”, can you guess what they are?

With that in mind, I’m taking a whole week of precious holidays from work to tackle this huge task; wish me luck 😀

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