My oldest two are moving out of the family home within three weeks of each other to pursue their studies out in the country. I'm very excited for them as they embark on the next part of their lives. But there is a part of me worries about whether I have taught them everything they … Continue reading Have I taught them enough?
Today is cool in Melbourne. I woke to the strange sound of rain on the tin roof; it is easy to forget that there are so many fires still burning in Australia when rain falls. Yesterday Australia had its hottest day on record, and Penrith was the hottest place on earth. I doubt that much … Continue reading How to go on while Australia burns
I have been putting off writing this post for a long time as I knew it would not be filled with any brilliant news or great successes. It's hard to not compare myself with all my other writer friends and to wonder what I am doing wrong, but as the days creep closer to the … Continue reading End of year thoughts
Two weeks ago I said to my husband that I should stop calling myself a writer. I felt utter despair with my two large writing projects. They felt too big, too overwhelming. It was the end of the school holidays and I had not done the big thinking and planning work on either of them … Continue reading Every story takes time (and a cheer squad)