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Stunt Writing Gratitude Journal Day #17


Today I took my mum to an eye appointment and although I promised myself my gratitude wasn’t going to be self-centred, I have spent the majority of the day thinking about our senses and how precious gifts like this are.


Gratitude Day #17

I am grateful for all five senses.

Especially sight.


I had an eye operation many years ago and realised then what I take for granted now.

Let me not forget how wonderful this world is. Or how much my eyes open up this world to me as a writer, people watching, images, inspiring flashes that pass others by.

We see the parts of the world other’s don’t see.

We hear – taste – touch – and smell with our eyes.

They are, after all, windows into our souls.

Gratitude journal stunt writing Day #16



Gratitude Day 16 #

I am grateful for a mother who understands what I need and helped me achieve an unpacked lounge today!




stunt-writing-final1-1 I am currently studying an online writing course in Stunt Writing – this is one of the reasons I post a daily gratitude. This week’s module (which I am late starting, today is the deadline) is all about resistance.

Before I even read the assignment notes I know only too well about resistance!
I have dealt with resistance a lot in my writing life since July – I feel myself pushing against something I have decided to do. Why? Why is it when we want to write and make the decision to write we find ourselves still doing battle against the petulant child inside us who is refusing to even pick up the pencil!  pencil

How do you cope with resistance?
How often do you find it working against what you are trying to achieve?



Stunt Writing Gratitude Journal Day #15



Gratitude Day#15

I am grateful for having bought a lovely house and I will stop moaning about UNPACKING and just DO IT!


Stunt Writing Gratitude Journal Day #13


 Today I was celebrating a friend’s birthday and another friend’s wedding – I didn’t get to post but I certainly focussed on things I am grateful for!


Gratitude Day#13

I am grateful for significant days that carry with them abundant opportunities to celebrate with friends!

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Gratitude Stunt Journal Day #12



Gratitude # 12
I am grateful for the wonders of the universe.



Last night I stayed up until the early hours and it was an exceptionally starry night. I saw FIVE shooting stars!

Gratitude Stunt Writing Journal Day #11



Gratitude #11
I am grateful we can’t afford a summer holiday because Mr G can book days and half days off work each week!

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July- End of Month Review


Morning-Sun-mit That’s July – another month ticked off on the writing calendar. I read an inspirational letter recently from a freelance writer who embarked on her journey of success this year as well. She is successfully writing a column.


WOW – makes me feel like I haven’t been trying hard enough for the last 2 months. I haven’t even finished a writing schedule since May – July’s was barely started. I will forgive myself and promise to get committed to the writing plan again, at least I have NOT GIVEN UP or STOPPED WRITING!

So whatever you are writing KEEP GOING! Don’t put that pen down before you have explored all avenues and opportunities.

July Writing –

I was mainly involved in writing 2 short stories for Camp NaNoWriMo – a vampire story (1st attempt at this genre) and a Romance. (Also 1st attempt but am widely read in this genre.)

I have managed to nearly complete the Vampire story which could even begin to be classified as a Novella – I need to tighten it up and edit!

The Romance story is barely written but I have started it!

There is a market for a polished version of the Vamp Short and I will finish writing the Romance this summer if I can.

I also went to a regional Write In for NaNo this month in the city – which was fun!

I worked on rewriting the children’s picture book manuscript this month too and attended my 1st Critique Group in the city – where I learnt that I have a lot more work to do before even thinking of submitting – also a first attempt.

I have researched and read articles on writing – and looked for summer opportunities.

I also found out about an amazing weekend workshop – Link to follow – which has inspired me to create a writing event this autumn.

Half way through the month I started my Online Writing Course – Stunt Writing too. I have submitted the 1st two assignments for that. And am currently posting a DAILY GRATITUDE as part of my stunt – *use the category tool and ‘Daily Gratitude’ to read them all.

Maybe start your own!

I have managed to participate in blog writing challenges and am finally back ONLINE after being offline for 10 days or so over the moving period.


I have moved house, started to declutter, unpack and finished working. It has been a really busy month all round, regardless of the writing schedule. And the weather has been awesome – time in garden and allotment too.