Illuminations – on its way!

I have been a bit quiet of late, as a new book, Illuminations: 19 Poems and 1 Story, is about to be born. At the end of this post is a preview of the back cover. It has been a happy process – and has reunited me with designer Heidi Den Ronden and editor MatildaContinue reading “Illuminations – on its way!”

Planning and Dreaming myself a mermaid

I am on a blog and social media break, to dream and plan for next year. I will be back sometime in January. For now I am: Drawing up designs for puppets and making them. Whilst preparing for readings by the river under a tree in January. Reading a book for the children’s multicultural bookContinue reading “Planning and Dreaming myself a mermaid”

Reaching the Mountain of My First Draft

I am looking down the pathway of writing my way to the mountain of my completed first draft. Using my plan and outline as a map and continuing to read books that inspire me when I become stuck, I have reached my fourth chapter. I am following the plan, but letting the characters help meContinue reading “Reaching the Mountain of My First Draft”

The Writer Looks for Her Song

The highlight of the week was receiving  package of books that I had ordered on line, including my favourite poet, Maya Angelou! I am busy reading them now.  The Murphy book, Pearl Verses the World, was just lovely~ so looking forward to meeting Sally on the 26th of August and asking her to sign it.Continue reading “The Writer Looks for Her Song”

Pacing Yourself – When Creatives Get Busy

So this has been a week of longing to creatively write and being busy with so many other tasks. I have the longing of this girl staring into the banana field.  My finished novel and books are somewhere in the distance.  But now I need to use that longing to walk into that path andContinue reading “Pacing Yourself – When Creatives Get Busy”