2012: So good, I seriously hope I haven’t peaked.

There’s been a Pinterest image going around on Facebook lately, which shows a Mason jar filled with folded scraps of paper — and I think it came from this website originally. At any rate, the picture, and concept, has gone viral. It goes by various names: ‘jar of memories’, ‘jar of good thoughts’, ‘jar of…… Continue reading 2012: So good, I seriously hope I haven’t peaked.

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Arts SA rocks!

I just got more great news!! My recent ‘Professional Development’ grant application has been successful! Woo hoo!! Thanks, Arts SA, for helping me to attend World Fantasy in Toronto this year! This will be my first WF convention, and I’m REALLY excited that I’m getting the chance to go. Three cheers for Arts SA!  

Tales from the Oubliette: Full time writer, one month in…

This is what my oubliette looks like… No, seriously. I’m not just sitting in my living room writing my book most days, or taking the laptop to bed… So, it’s been a month since I got my grant. A month of being a full time writer. This has been a completely new experience for me:…… Continue reading Tales from the Oubliette: Full time writer, one month in…

Starving — err, I mean feeding — my book addiction

Getting this ArtsSA grant has been fantastic for my writing — it has given me the means to take several precious months off work to write The Familiar. But no one ever said that writing was a lucrative business, and being a “writer on a grant” reminds me of my really frugal scholarship days… (Which,…… Continue reading Starving — err, I mean feeding — my book addiction

On Applying for Grants: Part Three

There’s been a bit of a lull between Part Two and this final post in the ‘applying for grants’ series. Sorry about the delay – I’ve been putting my Arts SA funding to use, and have been working on the opening to The Familiar since the New Year (and, might I add, ARRRGH. I could…… Continue reading On Applying for Grants: Part Three

Here’s looking at you, 2011

Last day of the year… so like many of you I’m feeling the urge to commit a bit of retrospective bloggery. 2011 sucked. Then it was awesome. Then it sucked again. Then it got better than ever… And so on. This was the rollercoaster year to beat all others, and it often felt like I…… Continue reading Here’s looking at you, 2011

Three Cheers for Arts SA!!

THIS JUST IN: HOORAY HOORAY HOORAY FOR ARTS SA!!! I got the grant I applied for — not all that I requested (my budget was a bit cheeky), but all that I need to write full time for much of next year!! Goodbye daydrudgery, hello novel!!!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂