Spotlight on Amelia Fergusson
Hello beautiful people and happy Friday if you are reading this on a friday, if not then good day you. I have another instalment of Friday female and this week it is spotlight on Amelia Fergusson. The lovely Amelia is a published author, screenplay writer and all round go-getter.
We sat down to discuss life, motherhood, writing and the importance of self discipline. Watch the video below and be sure to scroll down after to read my own takeaways from the interview.
Amelia and I have pretty much grown up together, and it has been such an experience watching her develop and pursue her passion so confidently. One thing I have always admired about this woman is her, ‘nothing is impossible’ attitude. When she wrote her first book The Story Babalou Roy, she had zero idea of how she was going to self publish it, but she did it and I was gobsmacked.
I watched her work day and night, figuring things out as she went and taking it all in her stride, while still keeping her sense of humour.
My spotlight on Amelia Fergusson actually had me learning some new things about her, which I didn’t think was possible as we are so close. My biggest takeaway on this one, was just how determined she is to make things happen for herself and is not willing to just sit around and hope it does.
She is the kind of person who is not afraid of hard work and is more than happy to learn as she goes, in fact she thrives from it. One of the things I love about her is her big heart and her self belief. I rethink that is something
The Golden Nuggets
Learn to put some time aside everyday to work on your goals and passions, even if that is literally an hour a day. Amelia is very clear that she makes sure that she has time blocked out everyday even if its a few minutes to plan her material, and that keeps her motivated and I think it can relate to anyone and any profession.
Break it down!
If you fail to plan to fail. It was very clear from learning about Amelia’s creative process, that she is more inspired and productive when she takes the time to plan what she wants to produce. She touched on mapping her week in her diary and blocking out the time for when she needs to write, what she needs to write and setting deadlines for herself. This is such an important aspect of getting things done, but also the hardest thing to do as a creative.
Have you big goal, but break it down into smaller manageable chunks so you are not overwhelmed and can actually have small accomplishments along the way. By the time she wrote her third book, Pretty girls can’t write, it was a breeze for her. That was certainly a learning for me because i saw the change firsthand, from novice to professional.
By all means do all of the above, but don’t be afraid to give yourself some downtime and do other things. Sometimes all it takes is a little time away from your creative project, maybe watch some trashy tv and go back to pursuing your passion.
Always be ready for other opportunities
Always be ready for opportunities you may not be expecting. If you are working on a script, a project or whatever your creative endeavour is, don’t put all your eggs in one basket. Make sure you allow yourself time to work on more than one thing (complimentary to your passion) because you never know what doors may open for you.
Thats it for today my lovelies, as usual I would really appreciate it if you let me know what you thought of this week Friday female in the comments below. If anything in this post resonates with you, please share it with your friends.
Until next time, make sure you love the life you are living.
Love it! This girl my bestie and is simply the best. Not only is she a great writer but also a fantastic mother and an inspirational beauty!
She’s a great inspiration!
I really enjoyed this and will utilise these tips for myself too. Thank you for sharing ?
Thanks Louise, they really are tips that we can all utilise for sure!
Amazing! As an aspiring writer this was truly inspirational. My take away is the discipline part of it all, setting some time aside daily to write and pursue your passion. Currently experiencing writers bloc but after reading this and watching the interview I will continue to press on!
All the best to her and I look forward to getting myself a copy of “Pretty girls can’t write”!
Definitely get the book, it’s got some great tips on there that will help you out!
Oh wow I dont know of this amazing lady could do with getting a copy of this book for sure .x
You should check her out for sure x
This is such a great interview. I definitely need to put more time aside each day to work on the things I’m passionate about.
Thanks Charli, I think the putting time aside to pursue our passions was definitely a stand out for me as well:-)
Oh I loved reading this, Amelia is so inspirational and as a writer I really appreciate her inspirational words! The book sounds great, I’m going to have a look at it right now!
Thank you for reading:-)
Amelia sounds likes a woman on the move! A lot of undiscovered out there to find and showcase and I’m glad you introduced us to Amelia.
I think it’s so important to give yourself some down time. You feel so much better having that time to recharge and it can certainly help re-ignite your passions again x
That is definitely true, also helps with focus.
Being disciplined is definitely something I struggle with and this definitely highlights things that I want to do but haven’t quite gotten round to oops! Hopefully I’ll start sooner rather than later!!
I can relate to that too Tanya, it’s a difficult one to master.
Blocking a specific time for yourself to think, meditate or just be you is definitely helpful. This is healthy not just for bloggers but for everyone.
That is so true x
I absolutely love this post as the advice insidenis priceless! I would love to write.a book but would have no idea where to start!
You can do it Tanya, just set little achievable writing goals:-)
Fantastic interview and great advice, I love that you have learnt even more about your friend too 🙂
Thanks Jemma, it’s amazing how we’re are always learning new things about our loved ones.
I think the top tip I will take away is discipline – it is so tricky to do when working from home though
Discipline is definitely a big one, I still struggle with it too.
I totally love this! As a woman who is having her erotic romance published pretty much now and is in the midst of writing a second but also a woman who blogs about seizing opportunities and posts regularly on the subject of REALLY living your life and chasing your dreams I think this post is AWESOME! Thank you.