On the writing front I have a new book scheduled for publication this year but it still has lots of work ahead, but love the main character Sharnie- a longer verse novel for an older age group with lots of subplots and issues. This book began life many years ago and has been transforming- I think this is the way I tend to work- by the seat of my pants! So a new pin board (reclaimed from the recycle tip) and covered by a fabric hessian scrap, may help me to navigate the rollicking waters of plot, character arcs, character growth and sub plots!!!!!
And our sadness at the terrible tragedy of our bushfires often results in helplessness at the plight of so many needing help- what can we do? We can write, we can pray, we can donate and we can plant and carefully recycle and reuse. As a writer my words are often recycled, my ideas often recycled until they reach a satisfactory outcome. Little things, little works, little poems, little prayers all make a difference. What do you recycle?