In print

eggshellsIt was such an exciting moment seeing my name in print, even if it is alongside 103 other writers (including Sian Prior).

As my mate Tania Chandler, who just launched her first novel Please Don’t Leave Me Here (a book I highly recommend), said, ‘It’s like a shot in the arm.’

It’s the boost to remind us to keep writing, that it is all worth it. Continue reading

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Sharpen the pencils and the focus

RMIT

Old map of Melbourne Technical College, now RMIT. I think Annex 2 may be where I go, which is now Building 94

It’s time to sharpen the pencils and the focus. Classes begin for me tonight. This semester I’m tackling Advance Manuscript Editing and Developing a Writing Project. I have the pleasure of having Stephanie Holt, Editor extraordinaire, and Olga Lorenzo, author and, I have heard, brilliant teacher.

I’ll have the pleasure also of attending Masterclasses with the likes of Sian Prior, Silvia Kwon, Di Websdale-Morrissey (she’s great, I’ve had her previously), Kate Richards, Toni Jordan (also had previously and great teacher), Chris Womersley and Ilka Tampke.

I’m looking forward to really sharpening my nearly complete second draft of my manuscript and gaining insights from this great line-up and class mates.

It is looking to be a brilliant semester. I’m just hoping my daily migraines will settle so I can concentrate.