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Sandra Madeira

I am a full-time working mum with a passion for writing and inspiring others. Subjects I tend to blog about are life skills, parenting, decluttering, worklife balance, etc. At the moment I am on a decluttering mission creating space in my house, garden and mind. I have challenged myself to do at least ten minutes a day and write about it. Have a good day! Sandra Freelance Writer www.sandramadeira.com
Sandra Madeira has written 389 posts for My Writing Notebook

Small Writing Steps in Favourite Places

I apologise for not blogging for a while as all my writing time is going into the rewrite of my book Juggling Life, Kids and You.  It’s going well though and I’m pleased with my progress as I’m about half way through!  By taking small writing steps each day, things are moving forward a lot … Continue reading

Professional critique results + action plan

Two months ago I received back the manuscript assessment from Daniel Goldsmith Associates, for my book Juggling Life, Kids and You.  If you remember from my post in early October, I was hoping that I wasn’t going to have to make too many changes.  I’m pleased to say that results are positive – there’s definitely a market out … Continue reading

Writing and editing now the inspiration is back…

I haven’t sat at the computer and just typed for quite a while.  I don’t know why this is, because I’ve had loads to write about as I’ve been studying many personal development books on the topics of parenting, clutter and time management and I have enough material but haven’t felt inspired enough to write a … Continue reading

Getting a manuscript professionally critiqued

About a month ago I decided that although I was spending a lot of time editing and rewriting sections of my book Juggling Life, Kids and You, I wasn’t sure if I was making any improvements to it.  Not knowing if it was ready for publishing or not, I made a decision to look for a professional critique who would be aware … Continue reading

Keeping up the Postings on Multiple Blogs

I used to post daily on this blog until my writing challenge ended on 30 April this year.  I then promised to post regularly but have only managed four posts since then, with the last one being almost two months ago (and have only managed a couple of posts on some of my other blogs).  I could list a dozen … Continue reading

The word cogitate

A couple of months ago I wrote a post on the word loquacious and said how much I liked the sound of the word.  A reader recently commented on that post (thank you) and said that they liked the sound of the word cogitate.  Having not used that word before, I looked it up. I agree, it’s quite a … Continue reading

Balancing writing, housework and other activities

Being a writer, I like to have the time to write.  Being a homeowner, I like to live in a tidy, clutter-free house. Getting the balance right is tricky.  I used to take a week off to clear the clutter and organise the house, and fitted in my writing around it.  Then last year my … Continue reading

When I am not blogging, I am…

…sleeping, working, spending time with the family, relaxing, pottering about the house, exercising, reading, thinking, and the list goes on.  Since completing my 366 day writing challenge a few weeks ago, I have had a chance to reflect on the year and think about what the challenge has taught me.  I’m a fighter and didn’t want to miss a day!  What I have come … Continue reading

My Writing Challenge – Full List of Posts

It’s been almost three weeks since the final post of My Writing Challenge.  I’ll be posting an email later in the week about what life’s been like without the daily blogging, but in the meantime I just wanted to communicate a few changes that I have made to this site: NEW BLOG TITLE – The name that previously appeared at the top of each … Continue reading

Note 366 – Happy 1st Blogiversary…Writing challenge complete!

I’ve made it to 366 days!  Today is the final day of my Writing challenge and thanks to the leap year, I have an extra day to fill!  I’ve been planning my final few posts for a week or so now and whilst preparing Note 357 – The approach to taking time off from your daily blog, … Continue reading

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