The Final Countdown

The Final Countdown

After two months of researching, eight months of writing and editing, and too many crises to mention… the time has come. My baby is going to be released into the world. And I tell thee – writing the book was the easy part 😂 Now is the time-consuming, anxiety-inducing,...
Tips for first time writers, from a first time writer

Tips for first time writers, from a first time writer

Learn from the things I learnt the hard way.   What a journey.   The highs, the lows. The elation, the fear. Feeling empowered, feeling like an imposter. It is a true rollercoaster of ideas, emotion, and experiences.   Writing a book is a popular...
What purpose drives you and your business?

What purpose drives you and your business?

I often say I kind of fell into self-employment by accident and winged it. That I quit my job not knowing where I was going to go. And all that is true. But on reading the book Story Driven by Bernadette Jiwa, I have realised the truth in why UnlikelyGenius has...
Shit shields at the ready!

Shit shields at the ready!

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about how editing my upcoming book had created a crisis of confidence. There were cries of “WHY am I even doing this?” and “Who am I to guide anyone in life?”. There was some serious procrastination going on – I was even voluntarily...
Editing a crisis of confidence

Editing a crisis of confidence

Me: Knocks out 47k words of a book, no problem. Had to write a short subtitle for the cover: can’t do it. Gets to self-editing: Oh my god, what even is this shit?   It appears there is nothing as painful as the editing process of writing a book. Not because all...
11 reasons why I have hired someone else to design my book

11 reasons why I have hired someone else to design my book

“You’re not designing it yourself?”   After “what it is about?”, this is the question I am most often asked about my upcoming book.   And when I say no I am met with baffled looks and questioning voices.   “But you’re a designer?”   Yes. Yes, I am....