After fun finds in Broome, Kyneton and Phillip Island, I'm really getting into this geocaching thang.
A year after I lost my devilcat, I welcome Lucia into my heart.
New year, new words... I hope. (Can it really be February already?) I'm in that weird place I haven't been very often in my creative writing career -- between novels. And it shows, because I don't quite know what to do with myself. The "completed" novel has been with readers for feedback for the past … Continue reading Journal: In search of new
I have always liked colour and fun. I wear bright colours. I have purple streaks in my hair. And now I have little flashes of colour on my fingernails as well. The craze that seems to be sweeping through my social circles is Jamberry nail stickers. Look: Those are my fingernails! I confess this post … Continue reading Journal: Nail art and NaNo
I finally sent the novel I’ve been working on to some writing friends for feedback. Huzzah! Now I’m shaking in my snazzy red boots. It’s amazing how my mind flipped after clicking ‘send’. Before hitting ’send’, I was pretty happy with the general shape of the draft. I’ve been dying for someone to read it … Continue reading Journal: shaking in my boots
I collected Chenna's ashes today, exactly three weeks after she signed out. Three weeks. Gosh. I still think about her every day, because there is not one aspect of my life in this house that she wasn't a part of. She arrived as a cute and cantankerous kitten within weeks of me moving in, and … Continue reading Farewell, my devilcat
The most important aspect of singing for me is creating harmonies with other people and filling a space with music. There's a kind of magic created when multiple voices weave together and unfurl, blending and enhancing and expanding, the whole so much more than the sum of its parts. This is why I have been … Continue reading Singing acapella in the tea room
I bet you're all wondering how I'm going with getting stuff done? I mean, it's been over a month since my last post (sorry), so obviously I've been far too busy kicking goals. Right? Er, no. Not really... Well, actually, yes, I have kicked at least one goal. I have, for instance, revised almost half … Continue reading Journal: The quest for temperance and other things
Today has been an exercise in self control. A novel for which I’ve been waiting waiting waiting has been released — Kings Rising, the conclusion to CS Pacat’s Captive Prince fantasy trilogy is now available. In fact, it is already sitting on my kindle. But I promised myself that February (i.e. this week) marked the … Continue reading The year of getting stuff done
Festivities Almost 20 years ago, I made a Christmas Advent calendar. I spent hours on the decoration, which is created from cut-up pieces of coloured paper, and it came out better than I ever imagined. Behind each door is a compartment for little daily surprises in the lead-up to Christmas. For the past decade or … Continue reading Journal ~ Festivities, finishing and The Force Awakens