The loife of a wroiter
Yesterday morning I was prerecorded in an interview with Richard Aedy for 'Life Matters' on ABC Radio National. I don't know when it will air, but I'll let you know when I know.
In the afternoon I went to the State Library of New South Wales. It was a bit like returning to the womb, except that they'd totally rearranged the womb! For a few amazed moments, I couldn't even find the requests desk. I had to go in a different door! Wrong, so wrong! Still, I managed to find everything I was looking for in the end and had a good 5 hours' researching the new novel...whatever that is.
Today I did my last Book Week-related workshop, over at Queenwood in Mosman, for 2 hours. Lovely, hard-working writers, and a top afternoon tea! Then on the way home I stopped at Leichhardt Library and renewed the books that were already overdue, and, what's more, they let me borrow 7 more, some of them really big! I'm going to try and go at this reading (for research) like a job. You know, sit up, at a table, during the day, instead of trying to take in a few sentences in bed before I crash. Find good reading places, outside, in the world. Don't know that I'll go to the extreme of making notes. I suppose I should...
Tomorrow morning a friend is coming round to talk with Steven and me about what the American Southwest is like. Then there are a few things I've been putting off while I did Book Week: a short story I owe, tax-related things (brrr!), a bit of editorial work, some posting of books. Oh, and some exercise. That would be good.
And all the while, the glow of the completed novel hovers around me. :)