#OneWordInspiration #OWI Challenge – Harridan

It’s that time of week again!

You can try out my tweet-length challenge, on here or on Twitter!

Tweet-length is 240 characters!

Go on, have a go!

And, just for inspiration, here’s mine.

The Tousled, The Straight and The Curly #Poem #EmbraceYourself

Do you ever wish for something else?

The Tousled, The Straight and The Curly

What is it with us women
Never happy with our lot
If you’re flat you want to be curvy
Yet the curvy ones hate their bot!
My gripe is my hair
A head of springs since I was wee
And yet I would lament
And wish for all the straight hair that I’d see
Once old enough to grapple
With a straightening device
I desperately tried to iron them out
But my curls were hard to entice
Then a visit to the salon
Gave me locks so silky and straight
I swished my hair, here and there
I sure thought I looked great!
But no one told me what would happen
In the dead of the night...
The hair fairy must have come
I woke up and looked a fright!
No more swishy, straightened hair
But rather, a wavy mess
Oh no! My silky hair had gone
I felt more than a little distress.
But then I calmed it with my fingers
And it didn’t seem so bad
Tousled waves looked back at me
Not frizz - for that I was glad!
Ad then I washed it – Dear God!
All that ironing was in vain
For all the bouncy, springy curls
Had reappeared once again!
It was then, I realised that I must
Embrace just what I had
And be thankful that I have all three looks
Three for one – now, that ain’t bad!
The straight for if I need sophistication
The tousled for smart casual time
But the curls, all bouncy, out of control
Well, yes, that’s me – They’re mine!

Ritu 2019

See, this is the kind of thing that appears in my notebook, when I am left unattended!

I’m sitting in the rather plush canteen at my Hubby Dearest’s work. I have been his driver (Yes, Driving Mr Hoppalong, rather than Miss Daisy), bringing him to his office for the first time in nearly two months, and though I am surrounded by editing papers, kindle and laptop, this was what bubbled to the surface of my mind!

Hope you enjoy!

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Tuesday Poems For Writers #Inspiration – Self Doubt

Another poem inspired by Lucy of Blonde Write More! The fear of not being good enough.

I just feel
Not good enough
For publication
Not able to compete
Or call myself a writer
No one will want to read my book
When others are just so much better
I think I should just delete the whole lot

Ritu 2019

It really is that easy to end up feeling despondant, when you have worked your fingers to the bone, written thousands upon thousands of words, then you compare yourself to another writer.

Big mistake.

Stop thinking you’ll never be the next J.K. Rowling or Stephen King.

They were where you are now, once.

Dream of the possibilities and know that somewhere out there, your book has readers, just waiting for you to get it out there!

Now, I’m off to try and edit a bit more!

One Word Inspiration #OWI – Incognito

Hey all!

So, I have a new Twitter writing prompt up, if anyone wants a chance!

And if you want a little inspiration, here’s my tale:

Remember, use the prompt word and tweet a tweet-length tale! Post it as a reply to my original tweet so I can retweet it, and remember the hashtags: #OneWordInspiration and #OWI.

Come on Peeps, get a little creative!

New Author Website

So… It’s getting a bit closer to being real now this whole author malarkey.

The book is in editing mode, I have even been in touch with cover designers…

And I thought, why not go the whole hog…

I’ve set up a FaceBook page, (You can follow if you want) here!

Then I changed my Instagram handle to @ritubhathalwrites and my Twitter now reads @RituBhathal.

And I’ve even set up a fresh author blog!

I would be honoured if you could follow the new blog where I intend to post all the details of my writing journey from now on, and I shall leave my writing challenges and the Chai updates etc… on my faithful But I Smile Anyway site.

So here it is…

Ritu Bhathal

And I even have a logo!

Thank you all in advance. You don’t know the invaluable support you have provided me with over the years. To think, five years ago, I didn’t even know what a blog was… and here I am with TWO now!

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