So I’m into chapter three now and I had two really good things happen. The first was recognising that I’ve already developed a strong bond with the the world and characters, and that I’m happy to be opening the file every day. That might sound like a given, but you can encounter all sorts of emotions when you’re writing a novel. It can be fear – I don’t want to open it because I don’t know what to write today, or, what if I write something that takes me in the wrong direction, or, or … Often when I start a structural rewrite, I’m terrified I’m going to make the story worse instead of better. And sometimes you can just feel flat, or tired. So happy anticipation is a nice place to be.

The second thing is that while writing today I had a neat idea. THIS DOES NOT ALWAYS HAPPEN. So when it does, it kind of gives you this sense that what you’re writing is really going to work.

Virgin and Nate have met and the author is currently having a romance with the story – so hopefully that means one day not too far away, you will too!


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Peacemaker - Aurealis Award
Best Science Fiction Novel 2014

Curtin University Distinguished Alumni Award 2014

Transformation Space - Aurealis Award
 Best Science Fiction Novel 2010

Sharp Shooter - Davitt Award
Best Crime Novel 2009 (Sisters in Crime Australia) 





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