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Is Blogging Worth It?

Is Blogging Worth It?

Blogging is a big commitment. I’ve done it for three-and-a-half years now, and there have been times I’ve been tempted to let it lapse. When it’s felt like too much of a burden, another deadline, a time-sucker. I’m not a quick writer,...
I Have An Agent!

I Have An Agent!

Just in case someone didn’t hear me shouting it from the rooftops of Facebook on Monday, I have an agent. Yes, a literary agent has agreed to represent my novel, Ida’s Children. That’s a big step forward for Ida and me, as...
My Month

My Month

It’s been a while since I’ve written an update here, hence this post covers a month rather than a week. Thank goodness for Midweek Moments, which have kept this blog ticking over whilst I’ve been otherwise occupied. I have a reason for...
A Plug for the Booklength Project Group

A Plug for the Booklength Project Group

I was just going to reblog a post I wrote on ‘Coping With Negative Feedback On Your Writing’ for the Booklength Project Group (BLPG), but then I thought I might as well give a plug for the group, which I convene. We meet at Mattie’s House, part...
Rewrite is Done!

Rewrite is Done!

I finished rewriting my novel last week. The elation and relief! I looked back over my blog posts and saw that I’d started rewriting it in early June last year, so it took me nearly nine months to complete. I won’t reiterate how hard I found it at times...
Magda Szubanski at the Perth Writers’ Festival

Magda Szubanski at the Perth Writers’ Festival

For the first time ever, I was able to spend the whole weekend at the Perth Writers’ Festival without worrying about children’s music or sport commitments, and without feeling guilty for slipping away on my daughter’s birthday—it didn’t fall on...
I’m Guest Blogging

I’m Guest Blogging

Gulara Vincent invited me to write a guest post about my novel, Ida’s Children, and the story behind its evolution. Gulara left the topic broad, and told me I could write either about the development of my novel or why I started writing in the...

 

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