18 February 2022 | Uncategorised

Hello, February!

January is such a lovely time for dreaming and planning the year ahead but February (even halfway through!) is much better for putting in action all that dreaming.

Here’s all my dreaming/planning for 2022:

  • teaching Stewardship – a customised ten-month program for writers, offering support, mentorship and writing craft. We had our first online meeting this week, and I am so excited to be working with these talented writers on their books.
  • editing my middle-grade book to be published by Allen & Unwin in June 2023. I’m expecting the structural edit in a couple of months, and then the copy-edit a little later. I don’t know what I don’t know – so to have an editor work with me to improve my book after working on it by myself is such a blessing!
  • tutoring a couple of Yr 11 and Yr 12 students in English. I’m always impressed by how insightful older teens are about the texts they’re studying.
  • continuing with my freelance editing projects, always a wonderful mix of books. So far this year, I’ve worked on an adult novel and a non-fiction business book – both such interesting projects.
  • writing my third book, another young adult book – I’m hoping to write a decent chunk of this in the next month, and do a little research around the edges, before all the other ‘things’ start to intensify.

Isn’t that a wonderful creative bookish year ahead?

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Busy lady. Sounds like a creative, interesting year ahead. Having a mixture of all age groups also ensures excitement .

February 18, 2022 at 7:13 am


What an exciting year ahead for you Karen. A wonderful, busy time.

February 18, 2022 at 8:47 am

joes friend


February 21, 2022 at 1:44 pm

joes friend

congrats karen

February 21, 2022 at 1:44 pm

joes friend


February 21, 2022 at 1:56 pm

caroline Touzeau

Fantastic Karen, enjoy Cazx

February 21, 2022 at 4:16 pm

joes friend

so happy for you karen

February 22, 2022 at 8:32 am

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