Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Spring in the south

bee eating jelly at a party
It’s spring in Western Australia! Bees, magpies, snakes and all the other hideous thing that want to kill you are waking up and getting active.

snake spotted when I went for a run

It also means flowers and sunshine and cleaning out the pool to get it ready for summer.

Inside the house it means it looking at the piles of paper on my desk and thinking about sorting them out. The trouble is while working on a series I like to have all my notes to hand, which means when I’m working on more than one series I end up with lots of paper. Most of it is contained in a note book, but some series end up with an archive box full of old revisions and notes about main characters and minor characters and the world.
Sometimes though I just get lazy and I don’t pack away as often as I should so spring is an ideal reason to sort things out and throw things out. That is what I plan to do over the next month. Then I’ll start making plans for 2016. There are some interesting projects in the works including a new sci-fi romance series and a fantasy romance :)

If you’d like to know more about where I live check out the Face the Music series. It’s set in Western Australia and is all about an up and coming Aussie band.
Out of Time
The fabulous New Adult series from Shona Husk continues: he wants to shut out the world; she wants to invite it in…

Mike Peterson has learned the hard way that the good really do die young. He and his mum only have each other, and now she’s losing her second battle with cancer. He wants to stay with her; she wants him to keep following his dreams. He doesn’t have long to decide and the rest of the band is waiting on him. Whatever choice he makes, he will lose.

Living at home has become impossible for Ava Brand. Her very religious, very traditional grandmother would like to see her married off to a nice Indian boy. But Ava wants to make her own choices. Meeting Mike gives her a chance to rebel.

What starts off as easy rapidly becomes complicated, as their problems expand and emotions bubble to the surface. Neither has time for complicated, as Ava’s family discovers her extra-curricular activities and Mike has to make incredibly hard choices. But love never waits for the perfect time, and Mike and Ava are going to have to decide if they’re playing for fun, or playing for keeps.

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  1. I definitely think people had the right idea when spring cleaning used to be a thing. It feels good to get the old stuff out and clean and start the season fresh.

  2. I hate cleaning but I do like throwing things out.