Thursday, March 06, 2008

Spinning Plates, Yarns

Well that was a long week ...

Work's been all about juggling. Unforeseen circumstances (a sick wife, then a sick me, a public holiday on Monday that I clean forgot was happening and then getting roped into an online civilisation-building game ...) left me working on about five different projects with several days fewer to work on them than I needed.

Aside from the regular round of day jobbery, I'm happy to say that the first draft of Signature Walk is done, has gone off to editors Mark and Sharyn, and is through to the second elimination round for submissions. Around 100 tales were culled in round one, with 26 stories are still in it, vying for 10 or 12 available slots. Should know by the end of the month.

Today saw the dispatch of a story I've been working on for one of the national mags, concerning a big wedding that happened over here last month. Assuming no rewrites are needed, that's another thing off the list, freeing me to work on other things ... like an idea for a short story I had after waking up at three in the morning for no good reason. It involves a car and an confidence trick, and that's all you're getting until I've thought it through a little more.

Meanwhile - and this is in no way competing with the far better sighting made by the good Mr Pan the other day - a strange appearance next to the Great Eastern Highway has garnered some interest in the local paper:


Seems the owner's available for weddings, birthdays and fetes. If he's got time.

3 Comments:

Blogger Peter Pan said...

did yours have massive issues getting the roof on too?

2:28 AM  
Blogger Pete Kempshall said...

Don't believe so - although the little wheels you can see just underneath it spoil the illusion that it just appeared out of thin air ...

12:14 PM  
Blogger Michelle King said...

Did this Time Machine 'appear' somewhere in Perth? How can I get to see it in person? AND maybe catch a ride! LOL

8:01 AM  

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