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Tough Love – Lizzie Harwood
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Tough Love

Lizzie Harwood / Tough Love

How to Reach a Really Big Goal

You've probably read articles with a similar-sounding title. This is written in the vein of "how to break a really daunting project down into manageable chunks." We all do this all of the time. At work, when we are made responsible for something new and a little scary. At home, when we move houses or countries. In our family life, when we add a new baby into our dynamic. And in our creative lives when we decide to write a...

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the Wonder of a Variance Excel Spreadsheet

8:06 a.m. Monday 24 October.

Coffee #5, Harrap's English Dictionary, a bottle of Vitamin D and yes, that's a lava lamp.

It appears I'm going great guns here - 23,950 words into my manuscript and it's only been about 40 hours since the Gorgeous Duo left the building. I've even had time to: -iron 10 shirts for Hubby -watch the All Blacks beat France in the Rugby World Cup Final -read a 1/3 of A Visit from the Goon Squad by...

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The Girl with the Dora Tattoo

Beware of small people's powers to derail your thoughts.

I'm in a real slump. Imagine trying to juggle a bowl of spaghetti (what I call rewriting a new draft of your novel) with the above image running out of her room every 5 minutes to go pee, or banish a basket from her space, or ask 'what time it is?', or proclaim with joy that she's had a 'short sleep' when she hasn't at all. Days with...

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