All the way back in 1994, barely two months into my Honours year in Philosophy at Monash, I had to withdraw due to illness. My teachers and tutors had, they told me, been concerned as they watched me descend into exhaustion, and were relieved I was willing to take a break and care for my … Continue reading Let’s try that again… at a distance.
In my last post I noted that what worried me, and my medical team, most about my returning to university after 25 years was how my hypotension, migraine, osteoarthritis and CFS/ME* would respond to the physicality of getting in to Uni. I also said that I had plans and solutions for everything I could imagine … Continue reading This little #spoonie went to Uni, but this little #spoonie must stay home.
Delightful end to a Saturday celebrating 20 years of friendship and Spring Equinox celebrations with my chosen-sister, Liana ❤️❤️- a G&T with this special Japanese-inspired gin infused with yuzu & cherry blossom she found for me 😊😊 It followed a feast @blackwoodridge Cafe and Larder which was too delicious to stop to take photos! Love … Continue reading 20 Springs of friendship!
What a year 2015 has been! I am so full of thanks on this New Year's Eve. "Self"-publishing As Long As She Lives was a huge achievement which belongs to so many people as well as me: Ann Bolch, my editor; Lu Sexton, my proofer (and also an accredited editor); Lin Wee and her assistant Patrick, … Continue reading Thank you and Happy 2016!
I love National Novel Writing Month. My first participation and my first ‘’win was in November 2010 when I wrote the development draft of a novel then called “After Africa” which became “As Long As She Lives” and my debut novel. I haven’t done NaNo every year — last November I was deep in editing … Continue reading On ‘losing’ NaNoWriMo for my own good.
Hello Readers!Thank you all for your incredible support in 2014! This time last year I was madly working on the last chapters of As Long As She Lives, the Wattpad draft, and I was thrilled and shocked at the 30,000 reads it had had while writing - I never dreamed that a year later that … Continue reading Happy New Year!
While hunting for a new desktop photo from my 2009 writing retreat in New Zealand, just now, I found this shot of my work table and had a realization. See that yellow legal pad? That's the beginning of As Long As She Lives! It's on the legal pad because I was working on another novel entirely … Continue reading From little things…
Not that I think anyone hangs on my every blog post, or that I post so very regularly but I thought I should note that my recent silence is not due to lack of enthusiasm or laziness! Next Friday I'm going to be having some major surgery and so I have been and will continue … Continue reading A little hiatus
** This post is dedicated to my dear friend and sister in storycraft, Kim Koning. In the little corner of the online writing and reading community that I occupy, I often come across photos, memes, slogans and posts extolling the virtues of the printed book over the eBook. I usually avoid the discussion because my appreciation … Continue reading Don’t tell me eBooks have no soul