Courtnay Writes Too!

I know I may be accused of bias, but my niece has written an insightful piece reminding us of the brilliance of Beyonce’s powerful visual album, Lemonade. You HAVE to read it!

Can you believe it’s already been a year since it was released?

Beyonce: A Year of Lemonade

Lemonade

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Blogging Ain’t Easy…

…Especially when life constantly gets in the way or trips you up just at the moment you break out a smile because you think you’ve managed to sneak around it to get to your computer and start writing.

I can hear all the super regular, post every Monday through Friday (and sometimes on Sunday) blogger people saying, “But if it’s really important to you…” Yeah. I know. Still…

I can’t believe I laughed when I committed to writing two blog posts a month. I thought it would be so easy. Surely, I told myself, any self-respecting, wanna-finally-be-a-writer can come up with two blog posts a month. Well, I can’t.

Actually, I can but a lot of the ideas I have could result in friends and/or family members filing lawsuits against me for indecent exposure (i.e., exposing some of our their indecencies), so all of those ideas get scrapped (i.e., stay safely hidden in the confines of my little black books which, for your information, are locked way in bomb-proof (okay maybe just lockpicker-proof) safety deposit boxes to be used as blackmail material for… umm… nothing.

And please don’t suggest that I write what I think about that giant, orange poop emoji occupying the White House across the pond. I just can’t right now.

Seriously though, what are some of the things that keep you from writing regular posts for your blog? What do you do about them?

Happy New Year!

“And now let us welcome the New Year, full of things that have never been.” – Rainer Maria Rilke.

I’ve been challenged to start a blog and there’s no better time to start than at the beginning of the New Year when hopes are high, intentions have been newly set and we are all determined to start as we mean to continue.

I chose the quote above because Rilke is one of my favourite writers and because I’m starting afresh in many areas of my life. I don’t have a specific theme for this blog yet, but one thing I can tell you is that there will be a lot of commentary on books and writers as I majored in English at university, am former English teacher and a lifelong lover of literature.

Thank you for taking the time to read this. I hope you’ll bear with me as I find my blogging feet.

Wishing you the all the best 2017 has to offer!