My husband moved out last Tuesday.  I cried.  Wednesday I got up, brought some new stuff for the house and came home.

I haven’t looked back since!  I love that I have the freedom to do those things that I wasn’t able to do before – like paint my fridge with blackboard paint, rearrange my bedroom, and I have a study now, which is coming together nicely.

Have I been sad, yes.  Have I felt intense loneliness, I sure have.  But I have also felt a sense of calm and peace that I haven’t felt in a long time.  A very long time.

So life moves on.  And I got the edits back for Running Away.  I have looked through them, and there is a lot there, but nothing that can’t be fixed.  I desperately want to get this book out, and then start working on the Dragon’s League story, then I hope to start editing Curse of the Taniwha and get that out.

Oh, and buried in amongst all of the chaos that was my marriage break up – news that Shards of Ice has been nominated for a Sir Julius Vogel Award for a Science Fiction or Fantasy novel.  I’m rather excited, proud and totally stoked with the result, and even if I don’t win, I was still a nominee with four other fantastic books written by NZ authors.

This week will be a continuation of last – finishing off the tidying up, and getting started on edits.  From Thursday I am taking part in the A-Z blogs – this time around, there will be some information about me 🙂

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Have an awesome week.

Catherine.

One Week On

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