It’s officially the first day of three weeks’ holiday for me, and the sun is shining here to celebrate! (actually we’re having a very dry, warm start to Autumn here in Melbourne so rain would not spoil my day either) It’s beautiful weather and the local birds are loving it too – the rosellas, lorikeets and cockatoos are invading our area to take advantage of the local eucalyptus blossom.
I’ve been quiet on the blogging front for a while – basically I haven’t had much to say and it’s been a long few weeks at work getting things ready before I left, plus working on my second novel and a couple of short stories… oh, and getting way too caught up in various social media outlets and reading far too many books! I am two books ahead of my Goodreads reading challenge so far (I set my challenge to read fifty books in 2016), so I’m happy with that, and it all adds fuel to the creative fire.
I’ve decided not to blog unless I have something exciting to say. I will try to keep up with reading the blogs I follow, and hang out on Twitter and Instagram with the other Young Adult book readers, writers and publishing types, and I will keep working on my own writing, as I should if I want to be part of all the energy and excitement which is the Australian YA scene right now. Which includes another book launch next Tuesday night, for Shivaun Plozza’s Frankie, a very cool book about an angry young girl whose half-brother turns up out of nowhere, then disappears again, leaving her to pick up the pieces. It’s set in the rougher inner-city suburbs of Melbourne, so I’m loving the references and gritty, realistic descriptions!
Meanwhile the indigenous seedlings that I’d sown in mid February are more than ready to be thinned and transferred, so I’d better spend time on them. Plus there’s the dogs to walk, the cats to wrangle and pay attention to, and a few catch-up medical appointments – maybe one day I’ll be rid of this hip pain and have a little more energy 🙂
So thank you for following and reading my blogs along the way, and I hope you all continue to enjoy blogging as much as I have. I will see you around!