Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Last Saturday Elliot and I were involved in the Rainforest Writing Festival which was held in conjunction with the Yungaburra Folk Festival. The quaint little town of Yungaburra was overrun with visitors and the Tablelands rocked!

Elliot talked about writing freelance articles for newspapers and magazines and I, of course, talked about romance writing. I always love to mix with fellow writers and to have the chance to make new writing friends and I’m thrilled that there are so many living up here.

My mother has now flown back to Brisbane and it’s “head down” for me. I’m trying to write a book in a month!!!!


I’ve never done this before, have no idea if I’m capable, but I so want to write this story quickly. It will mean writing two thousand words a day. I love my characters already, but will the words flow?

So far I’ve written 2, 750 (over several days) and last night I gathered pictures for the collage I hope will inspire me. Haven’t found my hero yet, but other images are coming together nicely. Lots of pictures of the outback, so no prizes for guessing where it’s set!!

Meanwhile, Elliot’s working hard at clearing the messy corners of our little patch of countryside and my garden keeps calling to me. My goal is to get my writing done by 5 p.m. each day, so that I can go out in the cool of the afternoon to garden. Wish me luck! I’ll keep you posted.

Oh, and this morning I updated my website with news of next year’s releases.


Anonymous said...

Are you doing the NaNoWriMo??? Good luck!! We have had Daylight Saving for a month already, so our eveings are long and lovely!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh, I meant to say that I have just ordered Claiming the Cattleman's Heart. Iread your excert. It sounds wonderful. I am intrigued now of course!!!

Barbara Hannay said...

No, not NaNoWriMo, 2paw. I simply have a tight deadline and family commitments have prevented me from getting into the next book as quickly as I would have liked. So my personal challenge is on!

Thanks so much for ordering Claiming the Cattleman's Heart. It must be up on eHarlequin.com.au already, is it?

I forgot to mention on my website that the Australian edition carries a bonus book!!! I hope you enjoy them both!!

Anonymous said...

Bravo, seems to me, is a brilliant phrase