Showing posts from July, 2012

To work or to workshop?

Pressfield: "The Muse always delivers" Disappointing news this week: the writers retreat in Fiji that I should be flying away to right now was postponed. Nothing like having to change international flights to give you a dose of bureaucratic reality. Aargh!  However, postponed is not cancelled and the retreat will give me something to aim for later in the year. Instead of flying to Fiji I spent the day working on a story 'The Caretaker'. I took the first half of this story to my writers group and they wanted to read more. That got me excited. (Golden Rule - Keep Them Reading). So I keep plugging away at 'The Caretaker' and it continues to grow. Definitely one that will end up in the collection, Satisfied. In the meantime, I miraculously finished a first draft of a new story, 'Crocodile' over 2days. I'm not exaggerating when I say miraculously - I've never worked that quickly before. I put it down to continuously turning up to the blank

Published in Verity La

Highway One I'm proud to say that my story 'Highway One' is now available for reading at the on-line publication. Verity La . I'm in good company. This excellent on-line journal has published many well-respected Australian writers including Paddy O'Reilly, Ryan O'Neill, Chris Womersley and Irma Gold. In other news, it's less than three weeks until I arrive in SavuSavu, Fiji to take part in a writers' retreat led by the marvellous Margo Lanagan. Spots still available but not many, so get in quick. .