The Power Of Positive People

27 Sep

12063559_10207763119061441_4575479100650142771_nI’ve come home refreshed after another lovely Saturday night in Perth catching up with my writing buddies and beta reading partners, Juanita Kees and Jennie Jones, at Juanita’s place. We dubbed it ‘Hotel Kees’ this morning because we get so incredibly well looked after by Juanita and her family when we take over (err, visit) for a weekend.

Juanita’s youngest son Daniel gives his bedroom over to one of us, and Gav always cooks a feast for the evening plus the most brilliant bacon and egg toasted sandwich you ever did see (which makes the perfect hangover cure for a Sunday morning).

I am so lucky to have found Juanita and Jennie. It is a tough road, this writing caper. Lots and lots of hard yards spent on your own, in your own imagination, typing words on a page that you will then delete by the bucketload later. It gets lonely, and having folk you can talk books and writing with (who don’t glaze over when you mention turning points and character arcs) are worth their weight in gold.

Positive people are worth their weight in gold, I’ve come to discover. So my motto from the weekend is, surround yourself with the people who give you wings, not with those who set out to clip them.

Love you ladies.



Posted by on September 27, 2015 in Uncategorized


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4 responses to “The Power Of Positive People

  1. Louise Allan

    September 27, 2015 at 10:00 pm

    They sound like treasures, Lily! And I like your scarf! x

  2. Juanita Kees

    September 27, 2015 at 11:28 pm

    Oh, I think I’m the lucky one! You girls rock! I love our Dirty Draft catch ups 😀

  3. JennieJonesRomance

    September 28, 2015 at 5:12 am

    Oh, it was the best weekend! So many wonderful goals for 2016 🙂

  4. kerriepaterson

    September 28, 2015 at 8:38 pm

    Great motto! And I wish I lived a lot closer 🙂


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