Hello there! How are you on this fine Wednesday evening (or morning, depending on where in the world you’re located!)? It’s getting colder here in Brisbane and I think tonight will be the first night this year we’ll pull the doona out (doona is Aussie-speak for duvet. Do any other countries use doona?).
I hope you all had a wonderful Easter. We had a fantastic weekend up at Noosa on the Sunshine Coast, where we spent time at the beach, bushwalking, fishing (him) and reading (her). As an aside, I’ve just noticed something interesting. We Aussies like our double oo’s. Let me illustrate: “Now that we have returned from Noosa to our home in Moorooka, we need to pull out the doona.” 😀
Anyway, moving on! I’ve been lucky enough to be tagged in a blog game and be given a blog award in recent weeks. So now it’s my turn to play and pass on the love!
First up, my awesome blogging friend and beta reader Laura J Moss tagged me in the Lucky Number 7 blog game.
The rules are:
- Go to page 77 of your current MS.
- Go to line 7.
- Copy down the next seven lines or sentences and paste them as they’re written.
- Tag seven other writers to play the game.
So here goes. This is from my novel-in-progress The Big Smoke, which I’m currently editing in response to some beta reader feedback.
“I was feeling pretty friggen stressed by the time I finally sent Lara a message, asking her out to dinner that Friday. Ten minutes later, I got a message. But it wasn’t her. It was Luke checking if we had milk.
I should’ve known it wouldn’t be her. As if she’d go out with me. Just because she’d said she would in the bathroom, that didn’t mean anything. After all, she’d been pretty wasted. For the next few hours, I glanced at my phone every two seconds and felt like a loser every time.“
- My favourite food is vegetarian laksa.
- I’m passionate about sustainability and animal rights. Unfortunately, I can’t completely kick my meat addiction, so I only eat sustainable seafood and organic free range chicken.
- When I was a child, I was obsessed with Michael Jackson. When I was a month shy of 21, I married a wonderful man called Mark Jackson (coincidence?). We’ve been married for almost eight years now.
- When I was a teenager, I was convinced I was going to marry Leonardo DiCaprio.
- I have a panic disorder, but I manage it through emotional acceptance and cognitive behaviour therapies and am currently well and happy (I’m revealing this in the spirit of the change our minds about mental illness campaign).
- I grew up on 40 acres of bushland outside a small country town called Gatton in Queensland, Australia.
- The first person to subscribe to this blog was my mum. Embarrassing but sweet. 🙂