Well, I suppose I can drop the “bored housewife” mantle now, because I don’t really have time to be bored. Between writing, editing, proofreading, keep up with web changes, I am just about backwards, inside out and upside down.
I am part of Triskaideka Books, a small NZ / Canadian press that is going to produce quality Horror / Science Fiction / Fantasy cross genre books, for NZ writers. We really want to get it into readers and other publishers heads, that NZ can produce quality writers, not just non fiction. It is exciting times with the Masters of Horror Anthology being the first book off the ranks, which also happens to be the first time I have a story published. The next book will be from the Editor / Publisher himself Lee Pletzers, and having spent my summer holiday proofreading it, I can tell you that it is quite a book. Details on when these books are going to be released will be updated here, so keep posted.
On top of that, I am part of KiwiWriters management team (Secretary actually!) and so far have not attended a single meeting. Not through lack of trying! Most of the weekends that they plan the meeting, the weather has been fine, and so we go camping. We are currently setting up a new and improved website and trying to bolster out flagging support for NZ writers. I want to be one those people who motivate others to write.
Occasionally I work as well, although that has been quiet at the moment. Would be nice to be a little busier, but then it would interfere with my writing…. mmm, damned if I do and damned if I don’t! Just can’t win that one!
I have also volunteered my time at the school as a parent helper, plus trying to keep the house, write a new novel, edit another novel, with one in the wings still to go.
Still, I am happy and content at the moment. I am not someone who likes to be idle, I prefer to be busy busy busy and keeping my mind occupied. So if you can think of anything else that I should belong to, please feel free to make the suggestion, not that I will take you up on the offer.