Wednesday, December 29, 2010


 Another day-- No hits yet. OMG I'm sounding,like the chick in Julia and Julia. Mm I suppose the PC brigade wont like me calling her a chick--Lol.  I'm way past giving a damn about that.

I'm off to the Kapiti Coast next week. That's where the short story thing started. I'm going to the same bach where I started to write CONNECTED  in COASTAL YARNS. I wont be writing short stories this time. I need to get on with checking my first draft of ROSKILL. Its a completely different style and  genre, ROSKILL is about a family moving from Christchurch to Auckland because the father has been made redundant. I started this way before the sad earthquake hit. It is about the struggles the family has with 'P'and how it impacts on them.

I have drawn on my experience as a counsellor in a large school. Whilst it isn't about any particular people I know, it is an example of what happens in  many families when either drugs or alcohol get thrown into the mix. Its hard enough for families to operate without the extra pressure of D and A. The story is on the extreme edge, but there is a truthfulness about it that will strike a chord with many readers. Hopefully you will be able to go to my website and see when it is due for publication.

Don't you hate it when you are about to go on holiday and have to pay to get the car fixed. I noticed a rubbery/oily smell the other day so I had it checked today. It seems I have to get some belts and seals replaced. Oh well--- it's better to spend $400 now and prevent something nasty happening on the trip to the coast eh. I will try and keep a daily post when |I am down there. If I have any stories, I may have to break  with my idea of 'not writing' anything new and just go for it. Maybe it will be a way of tyring out my stories on you before I publish again.

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