My deadline for book 2 is less than 2 weeks away, so I’m working hard to finish it. Hence, not much else is happening in my life right now!
But a short while ago when I took the dogs out for a walk, this was the view to the south-west of the house:
I love the sunsets here – but they do sometimes bring a stark reminder of the risk of bushfire.
However, tonight is a lovely night – warm, still, and peaceful. The sun has been gone for a while now, the waxing moon is hanging amongst the stars, and through my open study window I can hear a soft chorus of frogs and insects, with the occasional rustle of a rabbit or a possum.
So, I’d better draw on that peace and inspiration, and write some more words in my manuscript.
ETA: A few minutes after I posted this things got even more peaceful – and dark! We had another power failure, which lasted over an hour. It’s just as well my laptop battery was recharged. We always have candles at the ready, too, so I spent a quiet hour writing. I took the dogs out for a wee walk, and with the house lights off, the moonlight and moonshadows were lovely. It’s amazing how much light the moon provides on a clear night. But now we have power again, and are connected to the world, and it’s getting close to bed time – after we reset all the electronic clocks, for the second time this week!