Beating the February Blues

The year appears to be chugging along rather speedily. I have survived February, which is always something I look upon with some wonder. Anyone who’s read the Author Profile in my books knows I loathe the month, with its incessant grey and accompanying rain.


This year I vowed to force myself out of my comfort zone (on the sofa, under a blanket, chocolate within reach) and
do something. It has helped that I volunteered to Mentor for Writivism 2014. Mentoring has forced me look at writing differently and this can only be good for my own writerly development.

I was cheered up one day in Feb when a fan posted a picture of my appearance in the March Woman and Home (SA Edition). I was ambivalent about the piece as I’ve only recently taken to e-reading.

I will always read
real books, but I have come to acknowledge that as a temporary substitute, e-books are brilliant. Like when travelling and having to weigh books so that you don't exceed the baggage allowance. 

My husband pointed out that an e-reader meant I could carry a bagful of books without worrying about the weight – and he had me at bagful.