I tend to post my crafting on Instagram, these days, but it takes up so much of my life/keeps me sane that it's silly not to post more of it, here. This project, though, I didn't even post on Instagram until after Christmas, as it was a present for a friend and I didn't want … Continue reading The Golden Herringbone Cape
Doing some swatching for a new garment which will be either a ruana wrap or something with kimono style sleeves, not sure yet. The cloth will be woven from this combination of Noro Silk Garden (I’m not sure of the colourway name) and cotlin in Eggplant from @knit_picks Both have been frogged from previous garments … Continue reading Weaving Diary: swatching and clasping some Silk Garden
I was delighted to be invited by Stephen Campbell to be on his podcast, Crimefiction.fm and, despite feeling decidedly odd being 'on mic' instead of being the audio engineer, it was great fun! As a crime fiction reader as well as writer I've been listening to the podcast since it began in April as a spin-off of his … Continue reading As Long As She Lives on Crimefiction.fm!
If you follow me on social media you'll know that I've been up and around again for a couple of months and making up for all that time lost to illness since living in Thailand. I have, of course, returned to editing As Long As She Lives, I've joined my local branch of The Australian … Continue reading Getting deeper with Subtext, the #StoryCraft Podcast.
I LOVE having an editor - it's such a luxury to be able to talk about the detail of my story with someone who isn't trapped in a corner at a party! But I'm getting ahead of myself. After several quotes and sample edits from various editors and "editing services" (which I've learned is basically … Continue reading As Long As She Lives Update: Gone Editin’
It's been almost a month since I completed the serialized re-write of As Long As She Lives and in an attempt to stop myself picking up the manuscript and fiddling, before I receive my editor's first notes, I've given some thought to the experience, which I hope may be useful to current or potential Wattpad users. … Continue reading 5 things I’ve learned from Wattpad (so far)
Chapter 24 is up FictionPress and Wattpad! Once again it's 3 a.m. as I finish - I really do seem to be a night owl. Chapter 25 will come as fast as I possibly can! As Long As She Lives, Chapter 1 can be found at: FictionPress and Wattpad "After 4 years teaching in central Africa, 28 yr old Caitlyn … Continue reading As Long As She Lives, Ch 24 posted!
Those who are still awaiting chapter 24 of As Long As She Lives or who were used to seeing my "goal" and "ch? posted!" posts more regularly, will have guessed that I'm struggling a bit, at the moment. I could plead "writer's block" and pretend I don't know why I'm having trouble, but that would … Continue reading On Writing and Anxiety or: Where’s Chapter 24?
So, I've missed my initial chapter 22 deadline 😦 and I have to admit that I've been a little burned out - though I didn't really see it. Getting away from Cait and Riley for a day, and editing my old, shamelessly sweet short story (which I posted, thank you to those who have read … Continue reading On Missing Deadlines, Monet, and the Melbourne Writer’s Festival