After six months of minimal blogging to navigate some fairly dramatic life changes, I'm finally finding my way back here. Starting small with some Daily Writing Inspiration. Enjoy!
March 5th, 2018 will mark one year since I jet-setted off on a trip to Ireland, to research for my first crime novel, Sins of the Son. It is also the month of St. Patrick's Day, which I was lucky enough to spend IN Ireland in 2017! To mark this memory and the completion of... Continue Reading →
Marital separation. Death. Personal injury or illness. Loss of employment. Some examples of the most stressful events you can experience in life. These periods demand our time and energy, emotional and mental, and creative endeavours can fall pretty low on the scale of priorities. But how important is it to continue doing these things during... Continue Reading →
On Sunday morning I woke at my AirBnB accommodation in Dundrum, a suburban area seven kilometers outside of Dublin city. I was relieved when the hot water system worked, and revelled in the cleansing sensation. I didn't have much planned for my three-day stay in Dundrum but to relax prior to the journey home, but... Continue Reading →
Wheeling my large yellow suitcase along the rough tarmac road alongside the water's edge, the bad feeling began to fester when there was no-one else waiting at the pier. Once I stopped and took out my ticket, my stomach sank when I read '8.00', not '8.30', on my return ticket. Everything had been going well... Continue Reading →
Day One It was an early start on Wednesday morning to catch the bus back into the Galway. Once in Galway, I caught a coach out to Rossaveal, in the Connemara area of County Galway, and then a ferry across to Inisheer, the smallest of the Aran Islands. I arrived at around 11.30am and began... Continue Reading →
The first sign that I I wasn't meant to go to Letterfrack on Tuesday either was that I forgot my packed lunch. I didn't realise I had left it in the fridge until I was halfway to the bus stop. I was up early and caught the bus into town in time for the 8.30... Continue Reading →