Monday, May 25, 2009

Meeting THE Writer...

Let me start off by saying that I've had a fabulous weekend!

I managed to visit the Sydney Writers Festival on Sunday, see one of my favorite authors of all time and hear her talk about the process of writing fantasy for young adults. It was wonderful to hear her take on the writing process and her obvious attachment to her characters and the world she has created around them. I gleaned a few tid-bits of advice for my own writing, but all in all I found myself in the position of an excited fan; clutching my 15 year old copy of 'Obernewtyn' to my chest and waiting impatiently to get to the front of the line to get that signature, only to get there and not be able to mutter much more than a hello and a thank you before wandering off, stupid grin on my face a skip in my step and that wonderful book still clutched - albeit a little tighter – to my chest.

I had questions! But did they want to come out? Perhaps wisely, No! I somehow think that the 50 or so people behind me wouldn’t have appreciated my holding up of the line whilst I quizzed Ms Carmody a little more than what Book Signing etiquette would forgive me for.

But in the end I’ve come away with a little more inspiration, a squiggle addressed to me in my beloved book and a photo to prove it!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Gallery Challenge

The challenge is to take one photo every day. 365 for 2009...

I'm trying to decide whether to put myself through this. I've seen it done and the results if you look here can be truly amazing. And it gives me a little more justification to go and upgrade my camera and equipment.

Maybe i'll ponder a little longer though i don't know where that will get me but further procrastination...ah my favourite passtime!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Todays the day

I've been muddling over this idea of a blog for a while, but who I thought would want to read my musings of daily life and such. But in the end as it was, it has gotten the best of me, and so...

Welcome to the Cubby House. Leave your shoes at the door, feet are welcome on the furniture but only if they're clean, and please enjoy the view....