This morning I woke up at 5am (without an alarm) and when that happens I know it's because my story is calling me. But because it was so hard yesterday, I ignored it and went back to sleep. And now it's punishing me and won't let me in. Honestly! #amwriting #wordbyword #molasses #workinprogress #writinglife
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Hello. Happy New Year! Soon to be, Happy Year of the Monkey! Did you have a nice break? According to this blog, I had a two-month one – don’t know how that happened. But does it really matter? Who even reads blogs anymore, anyway? For some perverse reason, though, I actually like maintaining one. It’s like an online journal of sorts.
So. I have been in Capricornia. Whenever I mention Capricornia, I am saying that I have gone back to my roots, and also saying that I have been visiting the heartland of Molasses (current work in progress). Ahhh … Molasses … you are so hard. For those of you who are in the writing way this story is unlike any other thing I’ve ever worked on. (Which in itself isn’t unusual – they have all been unique experiences in terms of the writing.) This one is different because I basically know the story. It is a BIG story and therefore difficult in itself. But where I seem to keep chopping and changing is the structure. The way best to tell the story.
Anyway, enough of that, here are some Capricornia pics – some from where I grew up, some from Great Keppel Island, which I visited while I was there. Great Keppel Island is indeed great. I’ve been there many times. This time was unique because the big resort is currently out of action, but there are other accommodation options, as there have always been – people don’t always know that, though. As a result it’s pretty deliciously low key right at the moment. In case you’re wondering – in that pic where the jet ski is speeding away, it was actually speeding away to help rescue a boat that was sinking. So that was exciting. And for overseas visitors – the lizard creature is a gecko. And don’t be alarmed by all the fire – it was hazard reduction burning. Also, I have no idea what I’m doing on the family steps either. Hard to know if that’s a stop sign or a wave. But I used to sit on top of those steps and read myself silly as a kid and a teen, and I still like sitting there to read as an adult, so, you know, history.