All it takes is a spark

It’s been nine years since Magnum, my soul dog, passed away. She adored the beach and chasing her ball

Clontarf Beach, 2012

Magnum’s death ignited the first spark in my writing journey as I tried to make sense of my shattered heart. However, it would be many more years before the tiny flame flickered to life.

In 2016 I went to my first Creative Writing class. I was warned writing could be addictive. It is!

It would take another three years of learning the basics, writing short stories and poetry before I knew what I wanted to do – write novels.

The path to getting my first novel written has been much longer than I anticipated. The more I learn the more I realise how much more I have to learn. I continue to write short stories and the odd poem, while in the background I work on my women’s fiction and romance novels that will eventually… somehow… one day… make their way into the world.

Given Magnum’s love of the beach, it’s fitting we should remember her as we holiday at beautiful Diamond Beach on the mid-north coast of NSW.

The sunrises, the eternal promise of new life, have been breathtaking.


Each new day brings us closer to realising our dreams. But if there’s one thing Magnum’s cancer taught me, it’s that we must live each day to the full. If we’re not enjoying the journey, then perhaps we need to re-think our dreams?

For me, I can’t imagine being anywhere else than where I am right now. At my laptop. Writing!

2 thoughts on “All it takes is a spark

  1. Can’t wait to purchase my copy!! Love the picture of Magnum. Love Never Ends.

    1. Thanks Charon. Three legs didn’t stop her!

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