Welcome, 2015. It’s been a few weeks since my last personal blog post. My absence was due to the typical summer holidays / Christmas break and going back to school havoc over the past month.
Through it all, I’ve been editing my first (second?) draft of a novel, and at a snail’s pace (maybe even something slower), renovating the study.
Continue reading “The Messy Edit Desk (Status Update)”
Happy new year, all. And that’s about all I’m going to say about that.
With the new year comes new intentions or goals (not resolutions, because I’ve resolutely been avoiding those things). And there are some changes coming too.
Continue reading “Oh no, not another post about New Year, new goals.”
Featured above, Dougy is my new writing mascot. He doesn’t actually write, but there certainly could be a story written about him. It’s been a horrible year for my family, and certainly for my home town of Sydney and Australia recently. When things like these current events happen, it brings us to a stop, and during that breath, we remind ourselves what we are truly grateful for.
Dougy, despite his naughtiness, is one of those little things.
Merry Christmas, happy holidays, seasons greetings, and every other blessing. See you in the New Year.
In memory of Clare, my best friend and bridesmaid, who passed on with breast cancer early this year, after fighting it off for three decades.
In memory of two pets who shared short but blessed lives with my family – Mickey the cavoodle and Mr Latte the bunny.
In memory of the souls taken during the Sydney Siege and the eight children taken up north allegedly by their mother.
In gratitude for the heroes, small and big.
For the month of November, this post will form a writer’s notebook, allowing the reporting of wordcount and other efforts through the writing marathon of NaNoWriMo.
Continue reading “NaNoWriMo Updated”
StoryBundle offers themed packages of Indie books for a reader-defined payment of as little as $4 (an average of $10). I’ve written about StoryBundle packages several times previously, including this introduction. Today StoryBundle has a package going specifically for writers.
Continue reading “NaNoWriMo Writing Tools StoryBundle”
Mickey, our companion dog and writing muse, died suddenly on Saturday night. He has left a huge hole in our little family, and an even larger one in my writing. We mourn his loss still, and it’s been a very bad start to Spring and school holidays, and my own writing.
Continue reading “Thank You, Mickey Moo”
A couple of weeks back I went through one of those bleak times every writer occasionally suffers through…
Continue reading “Hobby or Work? What’s Writing for You? #RUOKDay”
Great video from the UK. Watch all the way to see who did it. Great use of storytelling.