Click on the chapters to read if you are not up to date. Chapter 1, Chapter 2, Chapter 3, Chapter 4, Chapter 5, Chapter 6, Chapter 7, Chapter 8 I finish off the email to my editor and hit send, I sit back and stretch my arms up above my head, clicking my back and neck as I do so. I'm pretty proud of myself, for all the writing I've been able to do the last two weeks. I've actually finished the first draft of my book, okay mostly because I haven't been able to sleep much...

Not so long ago we did a styled shoot with Lauren Pretorius Photography, well Fysh did it. He had a blast and I'm so in love with the photos. He's really into fishing and we have a veld with a river pretty much in our backyard so we packed up some equipment and missioned down to take some photos. Lauren decided they should be done around sunset and despite it being cold and a bit windy I think she picked out the perfect time. Here are some of my...

I met Mia at her birthday earlier this year (I think, time is weird to me) via The Person, well he was invited but I tagged along and I'm glad I did. She's an amazing woman and has recently-ish opened up a second hand bookshop...

The days have passed without me realising them. Sure I get up in the mornning and go to bed at night but they seem to blur into one another. I actually had to ask the delivery man this morning what day it was so that I could sign for it. I look over at it now sitting there on the table, I haven't had a chanec to open it yet but maybe it's more that I haven't gotten the courage to open it yet. I'm in a strange...

 Guardian trainee Violet Fairdale is just weeks away from one of the most important occasions of her life: graduation. After messing up big time by bringing a human into the fae realm, Vi needs to step up her game and forget about Nate if she hopes to graduate as the top guardian of her year. Everything would be fine if she wasn't forced to partner with Ryn, her ex-friend, ex-enemy, current 'sort of friend'. They might be trying to patch up their relationship, but does she really want...

There seems to be this stigma that only weak people take medications for mental health (I was told this). Well fuck you if you're one of those that think so. Seriously. Because you know what you're not considering? Side effects. And let me tell you this, side effects are most definitely NOT for the weak. When it comes to finding the right cocktail there's a lot of trial and error, what works for you and makes you happy can have the opposite effect on me and make me worse. It's...

HOW DO YOU DO IT? I am dead serious, how do you manage splitting yourself between your person and your kid? For me raising Fysh alone is the only thing I know, I have him with me 24/7 7 days a week unless he's at school or sleeping at granny for a night. It's him and me, we've never had custody sharing and I always laugh when I hear people who do custody share complain about how they have their kid for a whole week at a time during...

It's Monday and I'm sitting here so fucking frustrated today I just want to cry which is dumb. I had a fantastic weekend but you know how that saying goes that if you go to bed in a foul mood you'll wake up having a oak day. Well other peoples foul moods are rubbing off on my and now I'm in the foulest. I'm short tempered, frustrated and just plain fucking annoyed. I have people who owe me money and the month end is looming near, a month...