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21 June 2011 @ 09:04 pm
Recent goings on  
It's been a while since I updated here, but life has been trucking on. My son has possibly-maybe fractured his first bone (left leg, just above the ankle) and is in a cast. School is busy but fun. I've been eating healthful foods of late with no unhealthful snacks. Y'know, the usual.

Some cool stuff has been happening too. Along with AJ Fitzwater I was interviewed on Radio New Zealand's Arts on Sunday (mp3). We talked about Tales for Canterbury, the fundraising anthology that's jam-packed with excellent fiction and available RIGHT NOW in paperback and ebook. It wasn't a great phone line but it was a good interview. It turns out I need to give myself the same advice in speaking as in writing - avoid unnecessary adverbs. I dropped a 'moderately' into my final comment which somewhat undermined the sentiment.

Ho hum.

Debbie's short story 'Upon a Star' has just gone up on Wily Writers. It's a fae/noir story featuring the PI Robin Goodfellow. It's a cracking tale and the podcast artist, one Philip Pickard, has an excellent voice and accent for the story. I've only listened to the beginning (too much marking to do!) but have loaded it up on my phone for the walk to school tomorrow. I highly recommend checking it out.

I'm looking forward to the school holidays and planning a sustained burst of short story writing. Fingers crossed for no broken bones or illnesses to disrupt plans :-)
giffydollgiffydoll on June 21st, 2011 10:56 am (UTC)
You guys are all doing so well! Hope bone mending proceeds without hindrance.
Matt Cowensmattcowens on June 21st, 2011 06:51 pm (UTC)
Thanks! The healthy eating is to combat a little slackness in that department over the past... year? My weight has been bobbing up and down between 75 and 80kgs, which is not a bad range to be in at all, but I'd prefer 75 to be the upper end of my fluctuation :-)

Dom's coping very well with the whole cast thing but it will be a huge relief to have him decastified next week.
giffydollgiffydoll on June 22nd, 2011 05:51 am (UTC)
We should really get on healthy food bandwagon. We're not that bad... I suspect portion sizes are our main culprit.