Wednesday, February 29, 2012




Right now I am...

:: trying to convince myself that there is nothing wrong with taking some rest

:: needing to find some way to clear my head. It is full, too full to accomplish anything anymore (hmn... finishing book #5, editing book #4, writing that long story, starting book #6 - all that in less then two months... - it is a bit much I guess)

:: happy because I was asked to write more of those long stories

:: thinking I will work out how to do it all, someday

:: accepting (well, trying to accept) that at this point I am not able to do it all

Monday, February 27, 2012





Right now I am...

:: listening to the awful coughing D. has going on for a few days now

:: seeing how E. is looking like she will be next catching this flu

:: feeling not very well myself...

Friday, February 24, 2012



Right now I am...

:: printing out the official proofs of book #4 for a final check

:: thinking I'd very much like to dust off the cobwebs of my sewing machine (literally! though it's a very active spider too, I dust it off every week...)

:: knowing that I will find time eventually

:: very happy that I am getting the hang of combining lot of other things in this oh so full life of mine

Thursday, February 23, 2012



Right now I am...

:: happy to report that I send that story (the new writing gig) out to the publisher

:: wondering why this is so scary to me (after three, almost four, books)

:: thinking my self confidence still needs a lot of work

Wednesday, February 22, 2012



Right now I am...

:: thinking that guiding young adults throug life (it's not called 'raising' anymore at this age) is a lot harder then I thought it would be

:: savoring the good moments (luckily there are plenty of those)

Tuesday, February 21, 2012



Right now I am...

:: actually not sure what I'm doing ;-)

:: trying to get myself into editing mode (again, this is not my favorite part of writing)

:: thinking I'd rather work on that other story

:: happy because this begins to feel like real work, and that's what I wanted

Monday, February 20, 2012





Right now I am...

:: very, very busy

:: but (kind of) having fun

:: at least with most parts

:: hoping to find a few minutes (an hour maybe?) to write now

Friday, February 17, 2012



Right now I am...

:: looking forward to the weekend

Thursday, February 16, 2012



Right now I am...

:: wishing diner would cook itself ;-)

:: looking forward to a quiet evening and some knitting

:: brainstorming about a new story (oh yes, it goes on and on)

:: thinking I love writing romantic detectives (as my publisher calls it) the best

:: hoping the first one (coming out in April) will get some good reviews

Wednesday, February 15, 2012



Right now I am...

:: not really inspired on the picture-taking front

:: pushing through

:: reminding myself that soon it will be spring and there will be all kinds of beauty to take pictures of

:: wishing it would have stopped raining for a moment today, so I could have shown you that my crocuses survived the frost (they were already blooming before it all started)

:: making a mental note to try to take a picture of them tomorrow

Tuesday, February 14, 2012



Right now I am...

:: struggling with html to make my website look better (I like juggling with html, but in the end there's always some struggling)

:: thinking it does look kind of nice now

:: content that today I was able to cross quite a lot off that list (that still exists only in my head)

Monday, February 13, 2012






Right now I am...

:: feeling exhausted

:: knowing that's what Februari makes me feel like every year

:: trying to get (some) things done anyway

:: frustrated because I want to do so much more

:: smiling because I know that if I'd allow myself to list what I wanted to do today, I'd realise that it's just too much. I am not superwoman... ;-)

Thursday, February 9, 2012


39/366 (2)


Right now I am...

:: fondly remembering yesterday. Theo and I skipped work (one of the benefits of being self employed and working from home), went to Rotterdam to lunch and look around in some shops, and then we drove to the coast and sat in our favorite pub at the boulevard for hours, talking, drinking (some wine and lots of tea), eating diner, listening to some life music. It was fun. It was needed.


Tuesday, February 7, 2012



Right now I am...

:: watching the birds

:: loving it

:: wondering why they never allow me to take pictures of them eating. As soon as I pick up the camera they fly away.

Monday, February 6, 2012






Right now I am...

:: enjoying the beauty of these winter days

:: slowing down

:: but forgetting that's what I wanted (I've been so frustrated to day at the slow pace I'm going)

:: trying to remember that slowing down is a good thing

:: and that slowing down means that you can't get a week's work done in a day (oh wait, that isn't possible anyway)

Friday, February 3, 2012



Right now I am...

:: thinking I need to slow down and take a deep breath

:: or actually that I should have done that two days ago

:: knowing that unplugging for the weekend usually works just fine to get back on my feet

Thursday, February 2, 2012



Right now I am...

:: in need of some extra sleep

:: staying inside because it so cold (but sunny)

:: thinking I should go for a little walk. Maybe.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012



Right now I am...

:: keeping my fingers crossed for my make-up artist to be who is having an exam today

:: feeling restless

:: trying to relax

:: finding joy in the sunshine that is pouring in