Next step for Eleanor?

So, bad news is I didn't make the short list for The Australian/Vogel Award, good news is I can finally start submitting Eleanor to publishers! I'm following Natasha Lester's advice and making a list of my favourite publishers, then I'll start sending out my novel. I'm really nervous and would appreciate any advice my followers … Continue reading Next step for Eleanor?


I’m back!

I can't apologise enough for my disappearance. As you know, I took a job back in April, about six hours away from home. While at the time it seemed like an exciting opportunity, it hasn't been pleasant to be honest. I am away from friends, family -- my entire support system -- and though I … Continue reading I’m back!

B is for Brontë

Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Brontë

I'm embarrassed I left it this long to read Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Brontë. Jane Eyre's life is full of terrible hardships. Left an orphan and in the care of a cruel matriarch, and bullied and abused by her cousins, she grew to be an independent and strong-willed woman; strengthened by those circumstances; to be … Continue reading B is for Brontë

New job, new life

Things are starting to settle now. Though I haven't quite finished moving (there is still a lot of stuff at the old house), and though I haven't quite finished unpacking (there are boxes everywhere), I'm beginning to fall into the rhythm of my new life in this country town. You'll never guess my new profession … Continue reading New job, new life

Sorry it’s been so long…

These first couple of weeks have been so stressful, overwhelming, and exhausting. I'm enjoying the new job, and the new life in a new city, but it's going to be a while before everything settles. I've got a rental property, yay! Officially moved in last night -- before that I was staying at an air … Continue reading Sorry it’s been so long…

Big news

Okay, so one of the reasons I've been absent is because I've just accepted a job some six to seven hours away from where I currently live. It's been so stressful just trying to get on top of things. I start next Monday, and don't even have a rental property yet! I'm hoping to hear … Continue reading Big news

I’m still about

Camp NaNoWriMo cover

Sorry it's been so long. This month has just been so stressful and I haven't honestly had much of a chance to get back into the rhythm of things. I think it will take some time before I can completely relax -- there is still so much up in the air right now. This leads … Continue reading I’m still about