Happy Dance! I signed a publishing agreement for my first picture book! Illustrated by Sandra Severgnini.
The Remarkables, my current Work-in-Progress, won the Historical Novel Society Australasia’s Elizabeth Jane Corbett Mentorship Prize, and I couldn’t be prouder!
I know it’s late November, and the year is winding down to its last few weeks, but I’m going to call it: 2020 is the Year of the Mole.
I’ve been trying to come up with a neutral expression to label this current situation we find ourselves in. I propose ‘Quarantime.’
My subconscious is working overtime during the current worldwide health crisis. For a little levity, I analyse the symbols in my crazy pandemic dreams in hopes of making sense of this new reality.
Here are my end of year reflections on the writing life. Wishing you a blooming wonderful new year. May your writerly (and other) dreams come to fruition.
“The Crows Nest creative residency has given me a sense of validation of my role and worth as a creator in an industry where rewards can be few and far between.”
Why do writers do what they do? Maybe more than a pot of gold waits for us…