Who Inspires You?

Who inspires you?

Who inspires you?

At Monash Writers last week, we had a discussion on the topic “Good writers know themselves”. As part of this, we were asked who inspires us and given a few minutes to write it down.

I sat for a while, struggling as no one came to mind…

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Happy Australia Day – 2015

Happy Australia Day

Happy Australia Day

Happy Australia Day to all my blog readers.

It’s a public holiday here in Australia and there are a lot of free activities to do, there will be fireworks tonight, and my kids are looking forward to watching the ABC 3 Smackdown if we’re staying home.

Australia Day is a time to celebrate Australia, but it also marks the end of the Christmas holidays. School goes back this week, and it’s time to switch from holiday mode and get back to “real life”, so to speak. [Read more…]

Reducing the overwhelm

Trying to reduce the overwhelm

In the second half of 2014, I was finding life overwhelming. This had a negative impact on my writing – I barely finished my draft for ChaBooCha Lite in September, I have editing that needs to be done that I haven’t got to, there are stories that need to be written that are just sitting in my head or as notes in notebooks, even marketing for Swallow Me, NOW! could be better.

Something has to change in 2015. I’ve already talked about getting back to exercise, now it’s time to look at other things that are overwhelming. [Read more…]

Merry Christmas 2014

Merry Christmas

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Happy Birthday to Me!

Happy Birthday to me

Today is my birthday. Despite what my kids think, I’m not over 1000 years old, just getting closer to 40.

Earlier this year I was talking with Julieann from Lilly Pilly Press and said that it would be really cool to celebrate my birthday with a book launch. She said “Let’s do it.”

While it’s not quite launched for today, my first book, Swallow Me, NOW!, is so close to being ready, it’s really exciting. Currently we’re at the proofing stage – making sure there are no typo’s and all the words are spelled correctly. Every time I go through it, I see something else! I’m sure it will get to the stage where we just say “That’s enough.” [Read more…]

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