October 2014

I'm an Australian writer and I have just started my second full-length manuscript.  It's a story of loss and rebuilding as my main protagonist seeks to find herself again.  This comes hot on the heels of the completion, editing and general whipping into shape of my first manuscript, a fictional piece about a first time mother and her husband who is a fly-in, fly-out mine worker.  It is now wending its way into publishing houses and looking for a home - please join me in wishing it well on the journey!

I have wanted to write ever since I was a little girl.  As with most would-be writers, I have had just about every other job that exists: graphic design, photographer, journalist, communications and marketing, grant writing, accounts and office administration, ice cream shop attendant, cleaner, farm worker, nanny, baker and more.

Now 40, I have hit that golden age where many women writers find the space to commit to novel-writing - a young family, one child still at home, random hours and pockets of time into which I am pouring my words, both big and small.  I enjoy blogging about the 'process' and invite you to join me as I march towards the next step, continuing to write and seeking publication for my completed manuscript.

Here are some links to posts containing my thoughts on writing:

* How to write that book: 5 easy steps with a twist!

* What happened when I finished my first manuscript

* As I see it: the truth about writing

* The word terminator

* Working differently

* Developing character: writing insight

* Filtering the narrative voice (in pictures)

Thanks for stopping by to visit and coming along for the ride!




  1. This is so interesting. You are at the very same stage I'm at. Well, not entirely: I'm 42 and 58,000 words into my manuscript, but they are minor details. I have also decided to stop wasting time "wondering if." (Have you seen my post about The Right to Write...?) I will be following your efforts from the other end of the world with great interest - lots of luck there.

    1. Glad to know you understand Isabelle! I will check out your post as it sounds very interesting, thank you! And good luck to you too!