Thursday, March 20, 2008
Did you know that 2008 has been designated The National Year of Reading?
You can read more about it in my latest article for MyVillage.com, at: http://www.myvillage.com/london/fe-community_year-of-reading.htm
There will be activities and events across the country and they want YOU to be a part of it! :o)
p.s. Editing of the Mystical Wombat is going great - two chapters complete!
Monday, March 17, 2008
It's time. I can put it off no longer. The Wombat must be edited!
You may remember that I completed my NaNoWriMo novel, The Mystical Wombat's Guide to Life , last November and now, after a couple of months' rest, I have to begin the daunting task of editing it!
I printed it out last night (all 193 pages, much to my poor printer's chagrin) and tonight the task begins. I have my crack proofreading team - Mum, the lovely Bob and best mate Helen - all lined up, prepped and ready. So, one chapter at a time, here I go!
It's scary and it's going to be a lot of hard work, but it's going to be worth it. And, it might just change my life!
Bearing in mind that I will, once again, be entering the organised chaos that is novel writing, any messages of hope, inspiration or offers of chocolate will be gratefully received! The plan is to podcast the chapters as I go, so watch out for news on that very soon.
So... takes large breath, rolls up sleeves and adopts stern, determined expression here goes...
Friday, March 7, 2008
A friend on My Writers Circle posted this video about the plight of Orangutans in Borneo.
It just made me sit up and take notice. Sometimes mankind needs to understand what we are doing to our world. There's such a delicate balance in nature, yet our greed and desire for development often ignores this, arrogantly intent on getting what mankind wants, no matter what cost.
Please take a few minutes to watch this. Sorry for the preach, but sometimes we need to sit up and take notice. Thanks for watching.