A Good Writer (According to My 9 Year Old Self)

October 25, 2010

It’s spring cleaning in my household, and as I was cleaning out my cupboard, I found some old school books, dating back to Year One.

I was looking through them, and came across a unit of work from Year Four, about writers and illustrators. One page described an author.

According to my work, a writer had…

…A large head to accommodate a big brain which was used for getting good ideas

…Large eyes for watching people

…Big ears for listening to other people’s conversations

…Flexible hands for typing and writing.

I drew all those features up into a painting application and got…

Clearly, drawing isn't one of my talents...

Luckily, writers don’t have to be super hot.

Tell me, what features should a good writer have?


Why Does the Universe Hate Me?

August 27, 2010

1. Melbourne Writer’s Festival begins today. I am not there. I am not in Melbourne either. I am not even in the right state. Grrr.

2. My library book was due back yesterday and I had not finished reading it. I couldn’t reserve it either, because there were 17 other reservations. Sadly, I was not even close to finishing. I was barly a quarter of the way in. Way to go, school work.

Does the Universe hate you? If yes, why? If not, why the heck not? Life isn’t fair.

It is Done

June 19, 2010


I finished it! I finished the rough draft of my novel!!!!!

*Runs off doing happy dance*

*Then comes back, publishes post to the blog, then runs off again*

December Noticeboard

December 30, 2009

End of the year already! Jeez. 2009 has been a big year for me. I began writing a novel that didn’t get abandoned after chapter 5, and I started a blog. What about you?

Poseidon’s Trident:
Current Chapter in First Draft (Typed) Stage:
Current Chapter in Edit Stage: None

I began writing Poseidon’s Trident on January 28. 338 days later, I’m currently writing chapter 15 (but just about finished). Sheesh, I better get a move on. At the rate I’m going, I wont finish until January 2011!! Better get a move on.

Daniel Fox:
Current Story in Rough Draft Stage:
The Fox
Current Story in Edit Stage: None

I’ve been going slow with the Daniel Fox series. Over the year, I wrote one, started a second while editing the first, and decided the first needed a major re-write. The Fox is now awaiting a re-write, which I’ve been meaning to do for months. 2010, perhaps?

Goals for December:

  • Keep working on my WIP!!!Check…
  • Relax…and check.

I wont have any goals for January. Instead, some New Year Resolutions.

Goals for 2010:

  • Finish the rough draft of PT (by writing 250 words a day)
  • Find some new authors to read

By writing 250 words each day, I should have the rough draft finished by the end of the year. Fingers crossed!

At the beginning of the year, I set myself some resolutions. Here they are:

Goals for 2009:

  • Stick with story plan – don’t keep changing it – Nope. I changed it many times through the year, but that was good, each time the story got better.
  • Write at least four pages of writing on any WIP each week – Good idea when I set it, but in hindsight, kind of ridiculous. What was I thinking? I’d never have enough time to write all that.
  • Get people reading my blogCheck. I mean, you are reading this, aren’t you?

Hmmm. I think that covers everything. I’m still enjoying my holiday, having posted this earlier in the month. Stay tuned, because I’ll be back on January 18, 2010, and the blog should be bigger and better than before. I’ll run through all that next year.

Anyway, how was your year? What exciting things happened for you?