25 November, 2010


Right. So. Reading: Leanne Hall's This is Shyness. Finished Tove Jansson's Fair Play and The Summer Book—both brilliant.

Ann and Jeff VanderMeer's Steampunk Reloaded arrived (with 'Machine Maid' in it, and a whole lot of other (more) interesting (to me) stuff. Also the audio book of Zombies vs Unicorns, and the Australian paperback edition from Allen & Unwin. It's enough to make a person think it's Christmas.

Writing: I've just about re-drafted the middle section of the selkies novel. It's gone from one long miserable chunk to three more varied chunks, two of them cheerful, one of them sad but stoic. That sounds better, doesn't it.

Momentous things: Our younger son Harry finished his HSC. He heads off to Schoolies' Week in Ballina tomorrow. If you see him, give him a big glass of water and a piece of fruit, and tell him to get some sleep.

I'm just about to head off to a 2-day Lit Board meeting, which will steal 2 writing days from me. But then, what are the weekends for? *wan smile*

Also, what does everyone want for Christmas? I would like a big-winning lottery ticket, please, just in case you're wondering.


Blogger genevieve said...

Winning lottery tickets have to be the best presents evah. May your schoolie go safely - sometimes I still can't believe I actually let two of mine go. They came back, though.

26 November, 2010 14:00  
Blogger Nisi said...

Not really a comment, just trying to reach you concerning the Clarion West Writers Workshop. I'm in charge of the CW website (among other CW things) and seeking permission to put your Allen & Unwin photo up on the site along with that of our other five 2011 instructors. Please let me know if you'd rather use a different image, or if that one is okay. Nisi Shawl

29 November, 2010 11:43  
Blogger Among Amid While said...

Hi Nisi, I'm absolutely fine with you using that photo. Please credit it to Steven Dunbar. Best wishes, Margo.

29 November, 2010 11:52  

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