Jan 28, 2014
Lazy Random Monday
It's a public holiday here in Australia today (Australia Day) so I'm feeling a little lazy. My laziness manifests itself in many ways, one of them being the urge to stay in bed and read all day but its my turn to blog so in the spirit of laziness I thought I'd throw together some random not-necessarily-connected thoughts.
***edited to add - had trouble loading this yesterday so its now Tuesday but somewhere in the world its still Monday so I'm sticking with it :-) ***
Warning - rambling ahead!!!
When I was a kid one of the most entertaining things to do at a party was to find the Cheezel bowl and decorate my fingers with Cheezel rings. Not quite doable these days with adult fingers but still no less fun!
Have you heard I've been involved in writing a The Bold and the Beautiful novella? Its a joint project between PanMac/Momentum and the Bell people with 8 all up coming out this year. The first two are released tomorrow - digitally on a global scale but can be bought in paperback here in Oz. The covers give me a happy sigh - sprinkled with star dust or what??
Its my sister's birthday today. She's the last of us to turn 40! I think if she wasn't so busy and exhausted all the time with her young brood she'd be a little freaked out by it. I found her these amazing glass tea-light holders that are beautifully hand-painted and I know she's going to adore them. Doncha just love it when you *know* you've bought the perfect gift?
A fellow Harlequin author friend of mine - the fab Anna Cleary - and myself are launching a new project this week. After years of giving advice/critique to people on their unpublished books we've decided to go into the manuscript assessment business. Word Witchery is now officially open for business and although we're taking all genre fiction we're specialising in romance (category romance in particular) so if you know anyone who's after some help and is interested in having an appraisal done before sending their manuscript off then send them our way :-) www.wordwitchery.com.au
We have bats. Yes, bats - not rats (although we've also had them in the past too!) In our gum tree. Yes, our gum tree!! I don't understand it but they screech and carry on at night (right outside my bloody window) and then in the morning there's a whole pile of leaf matter/debris at the bottom of the tree. It's flowering at the moment so maybe that's what attracts them but I really wish they'd find a nice cave or fruit tree somewhere and fly away for good! Plus, bats just plain creep me out!
Talking of bats - I raised 2 fruit bats myself. These ones don't creep me out :-)
I'm 12k in on my new writing project. I should be more like 16-18. Sigh.....
My daughter jumped out of a plane - a perfectly good plane - a few weeks ago. Why??!!
Anyone else have some random information they'd like to share - just for the hell of it?