Phew - what a massive couple of months.
Since June, I've
- worked at part time librarian at St Mary's Colac
- visited schools in Ballarat, Werribee, Hamilton, Terang and Drysdale
- judged two short story competitions - one for Ruyton in Kew and the other for the Wimmera Regional Library Corporation. (Winners announced in October)
- been to heart stopping footy finals (! one more to go - Go Pies!)
- tried to keep up with my writing.
- read heaps of books.
It's been fantastic, but I'm enjoying the quiet and a chance to write more.
Today I'm working on a YA piece while it rains, shines and rains again.
Starting a new piece always feels strange. The words tend to stutter out, rather than flow. I'm sure it's because the project is new and unfamiliar, compared with the work I've just finished, which was Dare You.
But today I feel like I've reached the stage where the words are flowing and last night solutions to problems popped into my head. Thank goodness for notebooks!
By the way, there's a sensational new book about to hit the stores. Six by Karen Tayleur. Loved, loved, loved it. It's out in October!