Tuesday, September 14, 2010

New Voices

Well, the chapter has now been written and posted. How nerve-wracking was that? It is one thing for an editor to read your work in the privacy of their office, but so completely intimidating putting it on a public site and knowing that I am being judged as well by my peers.

But so far so good. The comments have been incredibly positive and there has been some great feedback. So now I am patting myself on the back and am very pleased that I took the plunge and entered.

Do I want to win. You betchya!

Or not. Actually ome positive feedback from the Editors and hopefully a request to see a bit more would be a fantastic result.

That being said. I had best get on and write that 'bit more.'

So if you are also an entrant, congratulations and good luck. Anyone who actually enters and puts themselves up there is a winner in my eyes.

Have a fabulous week.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

What do Jessica Watson and Kylie Kwong have in common?

The answer is me. Yay!

This week I was lucky enough to meet both of the above. For the uniniated, Jessica Watson is the youngest person to ever circumnavigate the globe and we were lucky enough to score a visit from her at our school. I was inspired and even more importantly, my wee heroines were totally inspired. I did not realise that Jessica overcame her dyslexia to learn how to read navigation charts etc so that she could follow her dream. My seven and eight year olds lined up to get her book and both have been sleeping with it ever since.

I however have been taking Kylie Kwong to bed, or at least her latest cookbook. I was lucky enough to attend a breakfast where she was speaking and was enamoured by her passion for her food and how it is produced. For anyone who has not seen the new book, it is a celebration of the people who supply her with produce and the anecdotes within its pages are as good as the recipes.

Meeting these wonderful women has inspired my passion so work has gone on in earnest this week on my latest book.

What has inspired you this week. And I will give extra points if anyone says my post.

Have a great week.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

So its been a while...

As the heading so eloquently puts it, I have been absent for a while, so the chances are very good that I am writing this blog to myself. Where have I been? All over. Working. Working. Playing. Working. Playing. You get the picture.

Have I been writing?

Yes, but because of my job and the fact that I have a tendency to volunteer for a gazillion committees means that my time is limited.

But I am writing and I am slowly getting there.

Current WIP...The Cerutelli Reversal of Fortune.

Sophie Eddington, heiress to the Eddington fortunes has made a promise to her dying father, to protect the family name by any means possible. Now that promise is coming to bear.

Family fortunes have turned and she needs money and she needs it quickly if she is to save the family's reputation and her brother's hide. How far is she prepared to go? Is she prepared to make a deal with the devil himself, Domenic Cerutelli in order to fulfill the promise she made to her father.

By any means possible. Words that you can rest assured, Domenic will make her regret.

Have you ever made a promise you regretted? If so, what did you do?