A weeks’ progress

My writing is going surprisingly well. Last Monday night I just decided to start properly, and haven’t yet stopped. Part of the process will be knowing that I’ll have an off day eventually, but even then it has to be about keeping up with things and pushing through till then end of it (again). I ...

Still happy!

The boys and the bird, a photo by StephenATurner on Flickr. We kept Buddy for another whole day… and the boys were still impressed, even Will! I think I see a pet bird in our future… Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailLike this:Like Loading...

Look who came home for the weekend

Some school related pics. via Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/stephenaturner/sets/72157632726408124 Will brought home his class bird today, for the weekend. And Alex and Lachie were the most interested! Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailLike this:Like Loading...

Three years today

I realised it’s my third work anniversary today. Three years to the day since I started working at Coonabarabran High School. It’s the longest lasting full time job I’ve ever had. (Let that one sink in). And I’m not bored at all. I don’t want “a change”. I don’t feel the need to leave any ...

Change the world, or change your world?

It might sound like a meaningless distinction, but I think it matters. Do you try to change everything in the world, or even everything in your field of expertise, or do you just change what is closest to you, what is manipulable by you, what is within your reach? I see this a lot online ...

The boys are back at school…

Will and Alex went back to school today… a great relief to at least one parent, but I was glad to see how happy and eager they were. Being in grade 1 and 3 I’d hope that would be the case, but it’s a good attitude I hope to see them keep. For Will especially ...

Still writing

Yes, about 1400 words tonight, maybe more. I’m feeling quite good about this. I will say that this is not a completely new work — it’s a serious rewrite of one of my existing (but very promising) novels. In some ways it will be the same book, but it many ways it will be significantly ...

Just to let you in on a secret

Secret? Well, I hope not! I wrote 2000 words tonight…. An hour and a bit burst only. Very impressed with the effort 🙂 If I go quiet here for a reason I will be busy! -31.282667149.283759Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailLike this:Like Loading...

My son’s BYOD for the new school year 2

My son's BYOD for the new school year
For the uninitiated, that’s “Bring Your Own Device”. A quick explanation of Will’s circumstance — lots of identified medical problems, including what can loosely be described as “motor dyspraxia”, that is, a severe problem with fine motor skills. Handwriting has always been very difficult for him, even though expression has not. We decided this year ...

The Future of Book Editing: Resistance is Futile | The Smell of Books

A smart and almost obvious take on the future of editing — it is digital and onscreen, as books become increasingly ebooks. Also some more info about metadata and CMS usage by book publishers — fact is, the publishing industry sounds more like online, and it makes more sense to me! via Diigo http://www.thesmellofbooks.com/2013/02/01/the-future-of-book-editing-resistance-is-futile/ Share ...
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