So I’m off for a few days – with a notebook, camera, and other writers. I am heading into the rainforest.
My family are staying behind, but will be busy enjoying catching up with some of the extended family and going to an AFL match in Brisbane.
I was so happy this morning as I have steadily been working on my memoir as other projects progress, and have now almost completed writing my childhood to teenage years. The draft is at 25,000 words.
So far I have a firm focus of looking at the powers that helped me to deal with racism as a child growing up. The threads in the narrative are beginning to come together in a way that pleases me.
I have a picture book manuscript to do some more work on before sending off to my mentor again, and will take that one and a few others on retreat with me to refine its ending.
Enjoy your weekend. I am sure I will have plenty to say after returning from the retreat.
Although perhaps I will be too busy writing to say much!