Crazy Little Thing Called Love

This thing, called Love – I am so very glad of it, everyday. This song is an excellent jive, and my jive partner happens to be my beloved human who, when I slump on the couch after a long day, guilt-trips me into a run along a beautiful canal. Some fresh air and some endorphinsContinue reading “Crazy Little Thing Called Love”

Project Songbird: Week 2

Week two of working on Project Songbird in a serious and methodical way went reasonably well. I feel like getting into this practice now will get me writing-fit (like fighting-fit, geddit?) for NaNoWriMo, coming up in November. The thought of averaging about 1667 words a day for 30 days is still pretty daunting, so IContinue reading “Project Songbird: Week 2”

Book Review: Homesick by Marc Raabe

Part of being a better writer is being a better reader. This is something I’ve been working on over time, and is, in itself, part of my shift of habits over the past few months. I just wanted to read more. So I did! So far, I’ve managed to read 15 books, and I’ve beenContinue reading “Book Review: Homesick by Marc Raabe”

Wanted, Dead or Alive

When I was 21, Alex and I went to the Bon Jovi concert that happened in the Cape Town stadium. I had prepared for it for the month before we went by spending every library study session with Bon Jovi blaring or crooning in my headphones. I can see myself, sitting along the long benchContinue reading “Wanted, Dead or Alive”

When will my life begin?

One of my favourite movies of all time is the highly underrated Tangled. It tells the story of a handsome thief, and a beautiful girl with magical hair. It doesn’t hurt Flynn/Eugene Rider’s case that I think he looks rather like my handsome husband. The movie also features a remarkably dog-like horse called Maximus andContinue reading “When will my life begin?”

Just one of those things

From one jazzy playlist to another! This sort of song definitely makes me want to jump back onto the dance floor at the very first opportunity I get. A gorgeous big ballroom, with round tables dotting the edge of the room. Feather boas, the men in fine suits with satin lapels and shiny patent shoes.Continue reading “Just one of those things”

Project Songbird: Week 1

I’ve been listening to Stephen King’s On Writing, in which he shows some disregard for the act of painstakingly plotting your work before you get writing, saying that this often kills the story. So I’ve been working on that and the still very vague outline I have for the project in Scrivener, and I’ve beenContinue reading “Project Songbird: Week 1”

Podcasts: on being late to the media party

In February this year, I found some podcasts to listen to on my way to and from work. Also earlier this year (or maybe towards the end of last year), I started watching several Youtube channels a lot more frequently. These are forms of media that pretty much everyone in my generation takes for granted,Continue reading “Podcasts: on being late to the media party”