Thursday, 26 February 2015

A blog tour coming

Next week some dear writing friends will be helping to launch my new book!

I'll post over the weekend with the websites and dates.

So it's kept me very busy writing blog posts about all kinds of processes and even defining what makes a good poem according to me!

I also need to craft and found some amazing old patterns in an op shop recently.

I like to be creative on all levels.

Saturday, 7 February 2015

So it's a 'Finish' word for this year...

I've seen a few blog posts at the start of the New Year all about focusing on one word and for me when I reviewed where I am with my writing and other creative passions, I realised that my word is to 'Finish'.  To actually cross that finishing line and say I completed that story, that sewing project, pushed that idea to its final conclusion...

So the tally so far is an historical novel completed and yesterday submitted to my publisher, working on a fantasy novel I started um... three or four years ago, but this is a hard slog.  As a poet my work is mainly short and succinct, so turning to a work that requires 30,000 and 40,000 words is a major test.
Wish me well.

As well my first Aussie Nibble has been translated into Chinese and I am beginning the publicity for my new book.

Here is a link to a post I wrote about the back story to 'Celebrating Australia, a year in poetry.'
Always good to reflect on the journey and know that through many twists, turns, roadworks and detours a finish line is acheivable.