We volunteers met at the kohanga, the hut where the supplies are kept for the pest eradication project for the Aongatete Forest Restoration. We’re put in groups of 2 or 3, allocated a line, a track along which the bait stations are located, load the supplies into a backpack and with the track plan in hand, … More A Walk on the Wild Side – sort of
Where have I been? House sitting round the North Island of New Zealand. And writing. As the song goes,”I’ve been everywhere, man…” Napier, Wellington, Levin and Katikati, Horowhenua by the beach, on a farm and over the Bombay Hills to Auckland. https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=zntSv18kDYjI.kqUukHZv0ISE&hl=en I’ve trailed round the route that my character in my children’s story took on … More I’m back again.
It’s like being there! To set the scene for the reader you have to be there yourself. It’s living vicariously through your characters it seems. It wasn’t in the plan. My characters led me there, much to my surprise – a little innocent phrase by them and the author has to cope with a whole … More Writing my first love scene
Wow! I have to write 50,000 words in one month, 2000 a day if I want one day a week off. Research time is extra. It’s taking over my life and this is only Day 7. Any creativity for anything else is zapped by the energy the book is taking. I’m at 12,000 words, one … More Writing a book – The Challenge