2017 Reading Challenge-I first heard about this reading challenge from one of my lovely followers (thanks Mik!). She in turn was inspired by Hannah Braime. The challenge is all about reading books I might overlook or wouldn’t usually consider. And it’s working for me already! I must have spent about 8 hours searching for books, looking through… Continue reading 2017 Reading Challenge
Top Five Books of 2016-I was surprised to learn (courtesy of my Goodreads account) that I read 76 books last year! That’s a lot of procrastinating (and explains why my own novel is still not finished). It also made picking my Top 5 so hard I had to expand it to a Top 10. So here, in the order… Continue reading Top Five Books of 2016
I pitched my novel!-I went to the Australian Society of Authors ‘Literary Speed Dating’ day last week. I know it sounds like something I found on Tinder, but really it’s where you line up at the publisher you think would be most likely to be interested in your much-slaved-over-masterpiece and spend 90 seconds telling them about it, and… Continue reading I pitched my novel!
Separation Focus-For the last three weeks I haven’t cast eyes on my WIP. I know! Yet I call myself a writer! (It’s my bill-paying self’s fault. My job is technical and every year or so my skills need to be upgraded and re-assessed, so I’ve just spent three weeks away from home, studying and stressing.) But… Continue reading Separation Focus
Snapshot-There’s nothing like driving on a lonely highway at night. In the millisecond between one feverish white line and the next, a snapshot rears up to keep me company, of a different road, a different person—a hellishly long drive in the middle of winter, a fifteen-hundred-k-two-day drive from tropical woop-woop to the big city lights.… Continue reading Snapshot