Looking Backwards, Stumbling Forwards
posted by Kylie Leane on November 30, 2016
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Small Beginnings


I don't like to complain about my chronic pain, at least, I really, really hope I don't complain to much about it. Lately though, this past month, it is as though someone turned a dial up a few notches. The pain and the fatigue has just been utterly exhausting. During these times, it is very hard to keep my eyes focused firmly on the goal at the end of the tunnel -- wherever and whenever that end may be. So, sometimes when I get stuck in this sort of hole I find it good to look backward as I try to stumble forward.

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Protector's Manuscript Finished
posted by Kylie Leane on April 26, 2016

So it has been a really, really long journey editing Book 2: Protectors, but what an adventure it has been.
My amazing editor, Elle, took what was a quite a rough-diamond and shined it up into a state I am proud of. I was very worried about the ending, but now, I'm not and that is a huge relief to me.
It's a big book.
Here is some amazing details for you to digest:

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It's a wonderful time of the year! Christmas!
posted by Kylie Leane on December 9, 2015

I feel like I am speeding through December. The days are blurring together and I am left pondering - what - WHAT - what happened to 2015!! Red alert, red alert, all hands on deck, battle stations Enterprise! We've got Star Wars, Christmas and New Years coming up. Captain Kirk to Mr. Spock, "What happened to 2015?"
"I believe, Captain, that will soon be in the past."
"Ahhhh!"
In all seriousness though, I adore this time of the year. It's the atmosphere that buzzes in the air. I'm not joking. I love it. It's like the moment the Christmas Pageant happens there is this shift in Adelaide's atmosphere and the world just...brightens a little bit.




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The Race of Life
posted by Kylie Leane on September 25, 2015

I've been wanting to write a blog entry about last weekend for most of the week, but I've been hesitant about it - however finally I feel my head is clear enough, and there is enough distance between me and the race day for my thoughts to have processed -- but before I talk about race day I want to talk about Baby Showers!
Soon I am to be an Aunt.
It's going to be utterly wonderful. I am thrilled with the idea. How could I not be? An Aunt! *squeee*
As always, life is changing - just the other day my father and I were discussing just how incredible it is that time has passed so quickly! It only feels like yesterday that my brother was getting married, and then my little sister got married a year later (but in the same month!) and now a baby! I mean honestly, were does this time go. Does time speed up as you get older? Do we become magical time machines or something...is that the answer to life.

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The joy in a hug.
posted by Kylie Leane on September 3, 2015
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Today as I write this blog entry I am sitting on the bus into the city center, watching the world go by. It is a startingly beautiful day, as though spring as arrived with a cloak of blue sky so crystal it's breathtaking. There is a squeaky-squeak in the bus -- as if there is a bolt loose somewhere -- everyone is silent, lost in their own thoughts as much as I am.
My thoughts for the last few days have been tumbling about in a bit of a whirl wind. It isn't often, you see, that you get the astounding opportunity that comes along in life to meet someone you've only met online.
I can still picture the amazing moment I caught sight of my friend of (we think) seven years, in the flesh, in reality, coming out of the aeroplane tunnels. What joy! What glee! My heart was racing. What overwhelming wonder...
This moment had arrived!

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Being an Author
posted by Kylie Leane on August 5, 2015

Lately I have been contemplating a lot about being an author.
I always tell people that I wanted to be a best selling writers since -- well -- since forever. Since I can really remember. In truth, I haven't really had any other goals in my life other than 'be a best selling fantasy and science fiction author''get married and have kids -- I keep hoping that either one of those dreams is obtainable.

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Of Workshops and Wisdom Teeth
posted by Kylie Leane on August 2, 2015
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Hi everyone! Golly gosh, it has felt like forever since I have been back and done a blog.
I am currently sitting here in my office, utterly freezing cold -- but I am always cold -- I am very rarely ever warm or hot these days. Side effect of my condition I suppose. So cold! All the time. I live in jumpers and jackets. XD
So, the big question, where has Kylie been and what has Kylie been up too?
Hmmm, yes -- sometimes I do wonder that myself.
Well in part that question can be answered in a few ways.

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Confidence
posted by Kylie Leane on May 14, 2015
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So today I wanted to talk about confidence.
I think it might have been sometime last year when I really started losing confidence in myself -- my self-esteem began to shatter like a mirror around me, and I have been struggling to pick up the pieces and fit them together since then. I can't say what it was that triggered it, or if it was a gradual change in myself, this withdrawal, a sort of fear, or suspicion of myself, that everything I did was somehow wrong, everything I said came out garbled. I didn't like speaking in front of my family, and I no longer wanted to do youtube videos. I felt ashamed. Scared. I felt so scared.
I had entirely lost the confidence I had once had in the woman I had become. I no longer liked how I looked, fearing my weight gain, my inability to exercise as much, and I knew that made me shy...
And it shouldn't have. It shouldn't have...
But I had no idea how to gain back the confidence that was now gone.

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