It’s hard to believe two weeks have slipped by since I last posted, but the date of my last post is staring at me, so it must be right. I cleared out my uni office last Tuesday, but didn’t have a lot of chance to draw breath before heading to Sydney on Thursday for some medical stuff. We’ll gloss over the medical stuff, which was fine but not fun, but it was great that my sister came up from Canberra to have the weekend with me, and despite assorted aching bits, we managed to do some strolling around the city, shopping and eating and generally enjoying the bright lights and bustle.It was also lovely just to have some time with her.
I flew home last night – and it is nice to be home, with days ahead in which I can concentrate on writing. Book 3 has been mulling in my mind for a while, but it’s time now to get serious words on paper – or at least, on screen. Now that the uni work is done, and Sydney visit over, that’s one of my priorities.
In book news, Dark Country is now at the printer – so I will have a copy in my hand in a few weeks! The official release date is September 1; it should be shipping to stores in the last week of August.
In more books news, Notebook magazine currently has a promotion – at selected Newspower newsagents (sorry, I don’t know which ones!) As Darkness Falls is being given given away with a purchase of the August edition of Notebook. I haven’t seen it anywhere yet, but would love to know where the giveaway can be found – so, if you’ve seen it, please let me know!
And speaking of giveaways, it’s my turn to post today on the Nobody Writes it Better blog. My post is about Places – everyone who comments over there will go into a draw to win a signed copy of As Darkness Falls. So hop on over during the next 24 hours or so, and you could be in with a chance to win 🙂
The next few weeks will be busy; my conference paper proposal for Popular Romance Studies conference in Brisbane next month was accepted, so as well as working on book 3, I have a paper to finish: The Heart of the Matter: Representations of Love in Romantic Fiction.
Well, it’s getting close to sunset, so time now to take the dogs for a walk – although they’re both sleeping in their baskets so peacefully, it seems a shame to wake them!