Blogging Insights #47

This week Dr Tanya of Salted Caramel asks for our opinions of the following quote.

” A writer who waits for ideal conditions under which to work will die without putting a word to paper.”


I don’t think of myself as a “real” writer. I don’t write fiction, poetry or non fiction articles unless you count blog posts. I think if you are writing for a living you probably need at least some time to work uninterrupted but other than that you have to work even if the conditions are less than ideal.

I would have to agree with the quote to some extent though because if you are a bit of a procrastinator like me it’s too easy to say it’s too cold, too hot or too noisy. It’s too late to start because it will soon be time to get dinner ready; I’m too tired or I’ll start after I’ve made a hot drink. This happens when I’m dry of ideas for something worthwhile to say.

Sometimes I have to tell myself to just get on with it because posts won’t write themselves. But then there are the other days when I barely even stop for lunch because I am so involved with what I’m doing. I do love to blog but sometimes I’m just lazy.

My new computer.


I was born in England in 1957 and lived there until our family came to Australia in 1966. I grew up in Adelaide, South Australia, where I met and married my husband, David. We came together over a mutual love of trains. Both of us worked for the railways for many years, his job was with Australian National Railways, while I spent 12 years working for the STA, later TransAdelaide the Adelaide city transit system. After leaving that job I worked in hospitality until 2008. We moved to Tasmania in 2002 to live in the beautiful Huon Valley. In 2015 David became ill and passed away in October of that year. I currently co-write two blogs on with my sister Naomi. Our doll blog "Dolls, Dolls, Dolls", and "Our Other Blog" which is about everything else but with a focus on photographs and places in Tasmania. In November 2019 I began a new life in the house that Naomi and I intend to make our retirement home at Sisters Beach in Tasmania's northwest. Currently we have five pets between us. Naomi's two dogs Toby and Teddy and cats, Tigerwoods and Panther and my cat Polly. My dog Cindy passed away aged 16 in April 2022.

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