Saturday, January 24, 2009

What I've been up to...

Work, school work, a little bit of writing and as much exercise as I can fit in. That's pretty much it. I'm enjoying school so much, but it does mean many hours at the computer or reading. I did, however, find time on Wednesday evening to read over the ms I was working on for Nano and and do some preliminary editing. Figured it was a good way to reconnect with my characters and get the story juices flowing again. Then when I was on the elliptical yesterday, the characters from my contemp story started bugging me to get back to them too. So I'm going to have to find a way to do that.

On Wednesday morning I did take an hour out to go down to the beach nearby and take some pictures of the fog with my new digital SLR camera (Christmas gift from my mum and in-laws). Here are a few of them:
Pier at Davis Bay

Wave breaking on the beach


Row of boats

The fog finally lifted on Friday, after many many days. We were lucky up where we live to have sun a lot of the time, but for several days, we too were socked in. That's about it from here.

So, what's new with you?


Currently Reading: The Wheel of Fortune by Susan Howatch

Cool thing to try...

Hmmm, apparently I must use a lot of big words!

blog readability test


Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Quick update...

Hi everyone - so sorry for the prolonged absence. It's been a busy few weeks and not likely to get any less hectic. I'm still getting regular shifts at the library (yay!) and now am working on two online courses in my library tech programme. We have regular assignments and lots of reading, so my little nose is on the grindstone.

Which brings me to the topic of balance. As writers, we all know how important balance is - our characters can't be too perfect or too evil, we need to mix narrative with dialogue and all the other elements, like plot, setting etc have to work together, with no single one being too dominant. In our own lives, balance is important as well - I'm finding that out now. It's so tempting to just spend every waking moment on my course work as I'm really enjoying it, but I know I can't just abandon my family, friends and writing. It's just a matter of finding the right balance.

What do you do to keep all the elements in your life working smoothly?


Currently Reading: Just finished A Place Beyond Courage by Elizabeth Chadwick (review coming soon - check out the video on the book page to which I've linked)
Link of the Day: My Library Tech Blog

Monday, January 05, 2009

I'll be back soon...

It's been an eventful couple of weeks with little time to sit at the computer. Things were crazy at work today as well and I start my courses tomorrow. Hopefully I'll post more in the coming days.

Happy New Year!