Hi, janine (j9) here!

I am a Business Professional, Writer, Blogger & Reality Creator – Currently writing my first novel! Here to ‘think out loud’, to share experiences & to discuss ideas. Look forward to chatting!

There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living .

~Nelson Mandela
  • Learnings From 20,000 Feet

    First 20,000 words of an actual novel have been written, by me. Shoooweee, who would have thunk! The main characters have colour, the story line is taking shape and I’m feeling pretty darn good! Here are a few things I have learnt so far. I would so love to hear your thoughts too, let’s chat […]


  • Ooh La La!

    My son and a friend kindly agreed to do some initial proofreading for my novel. After resonating on the fact that they would be proofreading the sex scene I had just written (#Horror), I found myself overly concerned with its content.  This is not a raunchy novel by any means, but this part was very […]


  • A New Chapter!

    Its time to buckle down and write my first novel. I have a few failed book attempts under my belt so I’m going for the, “there is no try, only do” Yoda experience this time round. Funny how often that Star Wars quote leaves my lips! So, a clue to my age (50 going on […]