What happened?

Wow!

Gee the time flew!

Isn't it amazing when you read a book and get so totally involved in it that you completely forget where you are?

This is the dream and ultimate buzz for any reader but more importantly for the writer. To have your readers totally engrossed in your writing; loose themselves and all sense of time and sometimes even reality. Because if the writer feels this way writing the words then chances are the reader is in for a special treat.

Cool huh?

Imagine doing that?

Giving your readers the chance to forget they are reading and be drawn into your world. To have them completely forget where they are. They are no longer simply reading. They are seeing, feeling and imagining the words you used to paint those vivid pictures. This could be the biggest most successful thing we could do as writers.

How awesome!

When was the last time you lost yourself in reading or writing?

Hello Writer Friends,

Remember that post about having NO EXCUSES!?

Well, this is now the THIRD, but not final, attempt to get this blog up and going again. Let's see if technology and life get in the way this time. Dare I speak too soon.

So, what's been happening while Blogger and Google conspired to lock me out of my own blog? 
WooHoo! 

Ahem, completed that dastardly University Degree and graduated. Hilarious: I got to wear that funny little hat :) →→ Apparently, it's called the 'Hat of Cleverness" 

I obtained a Business Degree worked as an Accountant for one whole year and four months. I was ‘let go’ because they said they had “cash-flow problems” [I interpret that to mean you are now costing us too much/our government kick-back has ceased and because of your age we now have to pay you more so you're out]. But hey, isn’t it hilarious, unbelievable almost, but really, an accounting firm with cash flow issues? He-Haw! And, after a prompting from me, “Is there any other reasons?” One lovely man only two years younger than myself says “Yes, you’re too old”. Two men and two women giving me the chop by-the-way: safety-in-numbers (pun) ~ Accountants are a rare and timid lot.  Not one to dwell I moved onwards and upwards – Okay, so maybe it was sideways ~ Leave it...

No so Woohoo!

I worked in hospitality for a few years under a company that contracted to the Aussie Army and then Aged Care for four more years finally leaving to run my own free range egg business from our farm and yes I am a whole lot older and maybe a tad Wiser? Smarter? Nah! Still forever learning life lessons.

Oh, one more thing that didn’t change throughout all this life drama. I am still running our local writing group called Write Friends. Check it out here: Write Friends And, I must say we’ve all grown in our abilities and had our Wins in that group. Some published, some achieved their outcomes and left the group to go it on their own and others went on to gain roles that could lead to fame and fortune but those stories are still in the pipeline so “shush” – more as they unravel.

SO let’s get right back into this writing thing. 

What have you all been writing? Had any Wins? Anything exciting going on?