Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Winter...a time for fires and reflection

Winter has come early and hard this year. Record cold temperatures and heavy snow dumps in the southern parts of the country.

The garden has a bleak look with flowers few and far between but already the snowdrops are peeping out of their buds and the early daffodils are sending up flower buds. Where we live the climate is more temperate. The banksias are in full bloom and are attracting tuis and wax-eyes in huge numbers. The red hot pokers brighten up gloomy winter days with their cheerful flower spikes.

Writing is moving on apace..with the final edit of Shadow Dance going back to my editor and then it's fingers crossed...big time.  It has been a real steep learning curve...and given me a great deal of time to reflect on the difference dealing with technical issues make to the finished, polished product.

When I settle in to read a book I hate being jarred out of the story trying to figure out what the writer actually meant. And working with an experienced editor has shown me that I am just as guilty of making these mistakes as the next writer.

So now my ms is ready...so fingers crossed and as the saying goes...watch this space.