I think that recently, nearly all of my widely scattered blog posts have been about being busy, and as I sit here, cat parked upon me, I'm contemplating just how many evenings I'll have at home this week. That would be...one... And of course I have a new book coming out this year. That does … Continue reading New Book Coming This Year! And Other Stuff.
For some years, I've been writing the Frontier Trilogy. By writing, I mean first, second, third draft, submission, acceptance, editing, editing, editing (I could keep typing that one), and then proofreading it. Now that the series is complete and has been released, it all feels a bit weird. It's not like I haven't been writing … Continue reading Writing New Things
Last weekend marked the end of our local production of The Sound of Music. After six months of hard work, eight shows, and eight standing ovations, we turned the local high school hall back into a hall, and left the mountains of Austria. I spent the months pretending to be Sister Margaretta, while helping teach … Continue reading Finally Back and Writing Again
I've neglected my blog a bit lately - mostly due to holidaying overseas, playing catch up on a few things when we returned, and being fairly heavily involved in our town's production of The Sound of Music. Apart from helping with some of the singing stuff, I'm also Sister Margaretta - the nun who says … Continue reading General Stuff
As I sit here, buried under the cat (The cat MUST sit on me every time I write, and because it's hot he's extra cuddly) typing away, I'm pondering the past year. I'm sure nearly every blogger in the world will write a retrospective post, and to a certain extent, so am I this year. … Continue reading The End of 2014 and the Writing Year Ahead
Today is the hottest day this Spring so far. According to the internet, it hit 39 degrees (celcius) about 25km away. We're usually just a little hotter, so I'm guessing that we may have been about 40 degrees here. And it's only October. We've done hot. For years we lived in the Pilbara Region of … Continue reading Weather
Today I finished the bulk of my first draft of my third book. What I mean by 'the bulk' is that I finished the meat of the story. I still have a couple of things to write, some loose ends to wrap up, and I'm still pondering whether I want to completely close the door … Continue reading When You Finish Your First Draft (And How Being Too Close To Your Own Work Can Be A Problem)