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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 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.