3 June 2016 | Uncategorised

June writing

And we’re sliding through the year, almost halfway down the slope, and I’m not gaining enough momentum with my writing. I’m distracted. Distracted by the mundane matters of what will we eat for dinner and where are the kids playing basketball and who will drive who where on the weekend.

And I’m also distracted by choosing lights for our renovation – it’s a lovely, shiny distraction that’s creative in its own right. I saw a copper ring of tiny wing-like lights that looked like fireflies from a distance and imagined sleeping or dining beneath them… But those beautiful lights (which are far past my budget anyway!) aren’t helping me to work on my books.

So I’ve signed up to do Allison Tait’s ‘Write a book with Al’ – ‪#‎writeabookwithal‬ – an accountability/support group for writers trying to fit in writing among work and family and everything else that goes on in daily life. I want to edit a chapter a day of my first book – really tighten it up.

I have a writing course tomorrow – Revise, revise, revise with Elise Jones from Allen and Unwin publishers and author Kim Kane. So June will be a month of editing and revising my first book, plus some editing work and a storytelling workshop for a client.

I plan on making June a productive editing month – with lit-up, sparkling, evocative imagery, yet casting shadows of intrigue and tension. (Perhaps I may have taken my light analogy too far!)

I hope June is a productive and lit-up month for you!


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My May wasn’t very productive! Maybe it is a nearly mid-year slump? I have signed up to The Sketchbook Project to motivate me to get sketching. And I bought another cowl pattern and some wool. I must say that light fitting sounds DIVINE, Karen! Enjoy your writing day tomorrow!

June 3, 2016 at 8:26 pm

    Karen Comer

    Let’s write it off as a mid-year slump! Hope your Sketchbook project sparks your creativity and momentum again.

    June 4, 2016 at 7:00 am


The lights sound gorgeous Karen! Did you take a photo?
I’m hoping for a super productive June too. So much to do and so easily distracted!

June 6, 2016 at 11:09 am

    Karen Comer

    Maybe we need some cold Melbourne weather to just settle in and focus on our projects, Deanna! No more sunny flittering days – just knuckling down at the kitchen table with a cup of tea!

    June 7, 2016 at 10:30 am

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