Australia Day 7- Interlude on Writing

In the Blue Mountains and in Brisbane, I’ve taken time out each day to rest my feet (much needed) and just relax (not quite as needed, but fun). The Kookaburra Inn, where I’m staying in Brisbane, has a particularly nice little patio where I can sit for a couple hours in the shade, put my feet up, and type away. Most of my creative energy has been funneled into planning out a novel for National Novel Writing Month, which will be the subject of a longer blog entry when I get back, but suffice to say: come November, me and a few thousand other authors are each going to try to write a 50,000-word novel from scratch in 30 days. Why, you ask? Well, why not?

I’m also trying to organize a few people from my Writing Group who are going to do it as well, and our first meeting is four days after I get back to the U.S. Trying to organize a first-time group meeting? In the US? From Australia? Yeah, I don’t recommend it.

2 thoughts on “Australia Day 7- Interlude on Writing

  1. 50,000 words in 30 days is possible but I think I’d need to be on the Blue Mountains to do it. Too many distractions at my home in Currumbin. Kids, dog, husband – for a start. I do write every day though so my 120,000 word novel will be complete one day.
    I hope you enjoyed your trip to Oz and good luck with setting up the writing group.

  2. Thanks! The NaNoWriMo writing group didn’t really get much momentum going, but I still completed my 50,000 words (59,000 to be exact). And Australia was great– I hope to go back some day and see more of it!

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