Thursday, March 24, 2005

Exciting things are afoot... but I can't say what just yet. So stay tuned..... (Gotta love a cliffhanger!)

In other news got in late last night after a community consultation that seemed to go on, and on, and on... K & H in. Drank red wine, ate Jelly Dinosaurs (until K stole all the red ones cos I said they were the best... hah! Little does he know that I think the orange ones are almost as good!)

Going away tomorrow morning (don't think I can cope with traffic out of town tonight) to the south coast. Hoping to get a bit of writing in, some reading, maybe a few runs and generally have lots of naps. Will probably come home early Monday morning to avoid the mad dash back to town on Monday afternoon post long weekend. I'm not working Tuesday - Yay me!

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

A strange day or two. I feel like my life is on the cusp of change and yet, is static at the same time. The lull before the storm perhaps. Or maybe that moment when you hit the brakes and realise that the car isn't going to stop in time.

I got my final paperwork back from the Family Law Court in yesterdays mail. I didn't even take it out of the envelope - just lifted a corner of the sheet of paper to confirm that it was what I knew it was. Still - on a positive note didn't get myself drunk as an immediate result. Actually managed to continue with my evening in much the same form that I had planned it, a bit of crap tv, a bit of sitting in front of a keyboard.

My boss commented yesterday that I seemed flat... enough of this introspection. I am. That is sufficient for today.

Monday, March 21, 2005

I'm only just starting to appreciate some of the wonderful friendships made at Clarion. On Saturday went to Magic Casements at NSW Writers Centre (a one day speculative fiction festival). Managed to catch up with some of the gang... Team NSW were there and travellers from Canberra, Melbourne and Brisbane.

I attended sessions across the day - but I think the bit I liked most was late in the day, chilling with Clarion South 2004 and 2005 students and tutors, talking writing, catching up on life stuff, who's going to what writing festivals and when. I hate to sound soppy but they're a great bunch. Met a couple of new peoples also.

So I seem to have promised to hit Canberra in April and Melbourne in July. Should be good.

Have now finished the fix on two of my Clarion stories and pulled out story number 3 to start working on last night. Didn't actually put pen to paper, but reread people's comments and reread the story - got to start somewhere.

Feeling a little tired today - Boot Camp at 6.30am in the dark will do that to you! Okies... now back to the stuff that is the subsistance of my day to day life.