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Archive: The Journey To 100k

This is a post from 2014 that was lost when I migrated my site last year. I did it! I’ve got a complete first draft of my novel, The Colour Fence (now Cape of Storms).   Over the last two months I have written over 70,000 words and now have a completed first draft of 106,000 words. I am aware that the real work is yet to begin; there will be countless edits, revisions and drafts ahead, followed by the…

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Archive: Writing Dream or Profession?

First Posted on October 28, 2014 by BGBOWERS [caption id="attachment_1694" align="alignnone" width="290"] The statue of Konstantin Tsiolkovsky outside Brisbane Planetarium © 2014 B.G. Bowers[/caption] Are you gazing at a writing dream or fostering a writing career? That is today’s question… If you’d asked me this question 17 months ago, when I started this blog and began my creative writing journey in earnest, I would have answered “a bit of both”. On the one hand, I believed that hard work and…

Personal Cycles

[caption id="attachment_1629" align="alignleft" width="150"] ©️2017 Bianca Bowers[/caption]   It is my belief and experience that humans, like nature, are subject to cycles. Cycles in nature include seasons, lunar cycles, and life cycles (to name a few). For individuals, our personal cycles may be less obvious, but they are present, and the ability to identify those cycles can assist us to navigate through and forward.     What is a personal cycle? Personal cycles could include mini cycles like our 12 hour…

Endings and Beginnings

ENDINGS I recently took a break from social media because I had lost my why. Whatever goal I started out with was no longer driving or exciting me. Even my #lobby4love, which began as a labour of love, felt like a meaningless obligation. After serious consideration I stepped away to gain perspective about the root of my restlessness. After a few days of introspection I concluded that I had reached the end of a personal cycle (several different cycles in…