And here are the reasons:
It’s spring in Australia—my favourite time of year. I love the warmer weather, the longer hours of daylight, the blooming garden and the lead up to Christmas (yep, I’m a sucker for cheesy decorations and songs). Then comes summer and lazy weekends of swimming, barbies (the outdoor cooking not the dolls), and cricket (for The Bloke), which gives me plenty of undisturbed reading time.
I’ve finished the fifth Allegra Fairweather story and submitted it before deadline (okay only slightly before but still). I love that this story has a few twists and surprises in store for Allegra and Casper. Their relationship will certainly be tested and maybe even changed a little. But that’s all I’m saying.
With the new Allegra manuscript handed in and no more contracts signed, I’m free to pursue some new characters, who have been clamouring to have their story told. Usually I’m a bit of a pantser, but this time, I intended to plan the whole thing before I even began writing. I endured about five minutes of planning before I ran screaming back to pantsing. Sometimes all you can do is embrace your individual creative process.
I’m going to the inaugural genrecon this weekend. It’s in my hometown so only a short cab ride to the venue. The program looks great! Only downside, I won’t have email access so won’t be able to reply to any comments until I return home.
Lastly and definitely not least I’m excited to be a part of this blog and the amazing group of writers who keep it running. You guys rock!