Hey everyone. I know it’s been a while, but my book is due this week and I’m stressed about it, so looking for calming effects, and so am editing photos I took of my guinea pigs. They’re father and son, so we named them Edward Jenner and Louis Pasteur. (Eddie + Louis) They’re rescues from the Queensland Guinea Pig Refuge. Highly recommend.
My first book Eggshell Skull will be published by Allen & Unwin in early 2018, and to get started I’m taking part in Sydney Story Factory’s “Pen to Paper Challenge”. Over the month of September I’ll be writing 10,000 new words of Eggshell Skull and selecting four new contributions for Issue #2 of Hot Chicks with Big Brains. Hurrah!
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Hot Chicks with Big Brains: http://www.hotchickswithbigbrains.com
Sydney Story Factory’s Pen to Paper Challenge: http://www.sydneystoryfactory.org.au/pen-to-paper-challenge/
Woke up: 6.30am
To bed: 11pm
Exercise: 30 min power walk/jog
Time spent on freelance writing: 2hrs
Time spent in a meeting for HCwBB stuff: 1hr
Time spent napping: 1hr
Time spent on MS: 0
Time spent emailing pitches for exciting new projects: 2hrs
Time spent researching for new camera purchase: 2hrs
Books started/finished: Got Helen Garner’s brand new book Everywhere I Look and started reading it. So so good.
Feels: No real time spent on MS. Had a big nap because I’m trying to get fit again and it’s physically exhausting. (Duh.) Had a super exciting meeting that means we can get cracking on a Hot Chicks with Big Brains film night. And the pitch I sent off was to Radio National so fingers crossed something about that comes back to me. I’m about to spend a stupid amount of money on a new camera so I can do videos again. (Because I lost my camera on the flight home from the USA, boooooo) But I got a little bit of insurance money for it! Yay! 😀
Woke up: 6am
Went to bed: 11:55pm
Exercise: Yoga 60 mins
Time spent on MS: 4 hrs
Books started and finished: The Feel Good Hit of the Year by Liam Pieper (finished)
Time spent on freelance writing: 2.5 hrs
Time spent answering emails: 2 hrs
Feels: I’m so happy I broke that bad spell! I have a few thousand words now! I couldn’t just get the damn words on the page because I was too afraid to start. Anyways, the words that are coming out onto the page now are awful but at least it’s a start. I’ve caught up with my word count goals. I keep getting these headaches whenever I look at my laptop for more than two hours in a row – I think I need to see an optometrist. Liam’s book was the funniest book I’ve ever read.