Thursday, December 22, 2011

Merry Christmas

It's been a good year, full to overflowing with friends, family, travel, and home making. Workwise, Toad Boy is off and I'm working on my other projects.

I have a new enthusiasm for my work- perhaps now that Toad Boy is out in the world learning to fend for itself.

I'm looking forward to a New Year with pen and paper, but right now all is focused on Christmas Day.

Our house will be filled with family. I can't wait.

Merry Christmas to you.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

What's Happening?

My first novel is ready for submission, short story too.  My time slip novel is quietly writing itself while I renovate my house and the knots in the plot begin to form a coherent universe of their own.

My heart project, inspired by my brave and hard working ancestors it is my precious one, set among my memories my lush green North Queensland childhood. Diving into it is like a quick trip home.

My Great Aunt Neri turns 97 next week. Auntie Babe (so named because she was the baby of the family, until Norma came along) is 93 and has a new gentleman friend. Auntie Normie (in her late eighties) still lives on 5 acres in the two story house she built with her husband Fred. He's gone now, but Normie is a vibrant as ever. She's going north with my mother this week for Neri's birthday. I wish I could go with them.

However I have to be in Italy for a wedding on Sunday, so all is not lost...