Chaos Theory



Paula’s Post #46 – While 5writer colleague Silk writes about zen and flow, my life seems to center more around “chaos theory“. Not that I really understand what that is in all honesty. I just like the catchy title. And as we all know, catchy titles sell movies and books.

Anyway, I looked up “chaos theory” on Wikipedia. I don’t know about you, but I’m thinking the animation below bears a spooky resemblance to my life:

If you recall from my post last week, I’ve just checked in again after a long absence.  I’ve been on extended summer hiatus due to our move and an extended run of house-hunting.

Well, that hunt continued this past weekend, only this time, I think we may actually have a…


There, I’ve said it. I hope that doesn’t jinx it, (we writers can be a superstitious lot).

Last Friday morning we again journeyed up to the Sunshine Coast to the quaint seaside village of Gibsons, B.C., to meet our marvellous and very patient realtor, Grant Marshall. This time, our whirlwind tour of the latest listings coincided with Gibson’s annual ‘Shuckfest’.


We toured homes on Friday morning and Saturday enjoyed a marvellous dinner with 5writer colleague Helga, who joined us up the coast. Saturday we attended the now infamous ‘Shuckfest’ and, after consuming copious quantities of food and several glasses of wine, somehow our choice seemed clear. Saturday night, aided and abetted by Helga and her husband, we called our realtor and made an offer on what I hope will soon become my very own: Writer’s Retreat.

My room with a view.

Bay Rd view

Keep your fingers crossed for me. We’ll know soon. In the meantime, I just don’t think I’m going to be able to get much writing done…



4 thoughts on “Chaos Theory

  1. Well done, Paula! So, now that the hunt for a roof over your head is behind you, and once all the moving stuff is out of the way, will there be the time (and peace of mind) to kick-start your writing again?

  2. Looks like a fantastic haven Paula. Hope it closes smoothly and you’re soon gazing out at that view (at least when you look up from your computer screen while writing your next oeuvre)!

  3. Thanks so much everyone. The weird thing is that I can already visualize myself writing there… we are going to have the whole upstairs in the house as a ‘Master Suite’ and i can already ‘see’ myself settling in to my ‘writing nook’ watching the sailboats go by.

    Author L. R. Wright put the Sunshine Coast on the ‘mystery fiction’ map with her critically acclaimed series featuring RCMP officer Karl Alberg. I think I may just snap up a few for inspiration:

    The Karl Alberg Mysteries
    The Suspect (1985)
    Sleep While I Sing (1986)
    A Chill Rain in January (1990)
    Fall From Grace (1991)
    Prized Possessions (1993)
    A Touch of Panic (1994)
    Mother Love (1995)
    Strangers Among Us (1996)
    Acts of Murder (1997)

    The Edwina Henderson Mysteries
    Kidnap (2000)
    Menace (2001)

    Other novels
    Neighbours (1979)
    The Favorite (1982)
    Among Friends (1984)
    Love in the Temperate Zone (1988)

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