I’ve seen the Sunker’s Deep cover …
June 1st, 2014
And it is gorgeous! You probably know that I adore the cover for Ice Breaker, so I’ve been waiting with bated breath to see what artist Seb Ciaffaglione would do for the second book in the series. On Friday I got to see it at last – and it is just as beautiful as Ice Breaker. Wow! Hopefully I’ll be able to show it to you soon.
Not much else going on. I’m up to 30,000 words in the first draft of Book 3, with absolutely no idea what I’m doing. But that’s fairly standard for this stage of the proceedings, so I’m not too worried, and assume it’ll make more sense as I go along.
This Wednesday I’m off to the Bellingen Readers and Writers Festival in northern NSW. It sounds like a great festival, full of interesting people, including a few writers I met at the Beaconsfield Festival, so it’ll be good to see them again. I’m doing workshops with both kids and adults, and also a few talks about the stories behind the writing of Ice Breaker. Plus a panel!
Meanwhile here in Lauderdale it is cold and wet. Harry is curled up in front of the fire with a little sign in his paws saying, ‘Wake me up when it’s spring.’ 🙂 The chooks are wandering around the garden looking sodden. They haven’t stopped laying yet, or started moulting. Last week I painted Dolly and Clara.
I used to draw and paint a lot when I was a kid, but haven’t done it for years. Now I’m just starting to get back into it, and this is my favourite picture so far. It’s a bit confronting doing something that I’m not very good at – I have to remind myself over and over again that we learn by making mistakes, and that if we’re not making any mistakes, it means we are not pushing ourselves and not learning!