Ombre beards. And The Writerly Fear.

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I’m onboard the Colouring Train. But I don’t want to colour in flowers, I want to colour in stuff like knife welding girls and hipster beards and things. So I got this cool Mulga book and this is Turban Snake Steve. I gave him an ombre beard.

I caught up with my best date card (The one Bachie Sam wished he had), with Famous Children And Science Author Cristy Burne and I wrote. I have like a whole page of writing and this is the good bit – it doesn’t suck! Well not hard anyway. My editor might tell me it sucks a little and I have to change it later on, but that’s okay. And I thought I’d have nothing to say, because like I haven’t written anything in 2 years, but I’d write a little and then things happen and I’m excited to know what happen next so I keep writing.

I feel awesome. I’ll keep you updated.

And btw I’m colouring in a Turtle & Weasel duo at the moment so maybe you might see the results of that next time. Are they a couple? Are they “going steady”? Or maybe one of them has been friendzoned. This is what goes through your head when you’re a writer.

Anyway….

 

18 Months

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Actually, that’s not a bad name for a very long and arduous novel where the heroine has long monologues about her feels and there is lots of describing the weather going on. In reality, it has been that long since I have written a single word, but I snuck out into a patch of winter sunshine and caught up with Lady Writer Cristy Burne for a sugar, carb & paper fix. Wrote some notes. It might be another 18 months before you her from me again, but I am excited. PS – yes that is a dress with teapots on it and I will buy it and I wear it to a book launch one day.