Points in time keep us moving. Milestones, either real world achievements or in our heads add to our sense of productivity, achievement, and well-being. The outcome is not as important as the journey and it’s important to not look too far ahead. If you’re only thinking about the end, you miss out on everything that goes into our lives. It’s the same for writing. If you’re just starting out then the important thing is to get a first draft written, all your ideas down and into
Recharging the batteries with an extra long weekend away down the south coast proved to be something of a revelation. We chose to stay in a nice holiday apartment by the bridge in Bateman’s Bay. A short walk from river, beaches, shops, cafes, and the Soldier’s Club meant we could satisfy all our interests and get in plenty of exercise at the same time. A total win-win situation! I wasn’t going to push myself with the writing, but I packed my IPad and a notebook just in case.
One of the things I love about writing is the research and one of the things I love about researching is discovering new nuggets of knowledge. For instance, looking for events and daily news from 1882, I found an advertisement in the Sydney Morning Herald for Mr F Bevill MA, Headmaster at Royston College used an aphengescope during his lectures on geography at the Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts. Interesting particularly as one of the characters in my upcoming novel, Crossi