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Getting There…..

8 Jan

There’s nothing like reaching a goal to put a smile on one’s face.

Today, I finished the first revision of my soon-to-be published book: and, as each milestone is reached, a sense of intense satisfaction overtakes me.

Doubtless, many activities in countless fields of endeavour are capable of producing such good feelings.  Be it literature, music, art, sport or anything else: what beats reaching the goal, and being happy with the result?

I have dabbled in many things: in fact, all of the above: but somehow writing seems to capture my greatest sense of purpose and meaning.  For me, nothing beats the glow of delight in holding a brand new title in my hands.

Part of the pleasure in this lies in the fact that it’s the end product of collaboration between myself and Ron, my husband. His role as editor and cover designer are vital to the quality of  finished project: and, with customary talent, he performs these tasks admirably.

The title is still top secret: but, hopefully by February, all will be revealed.

Watch this space.

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The Glow of Achievement!

3 Dec

Tonight, I’m reveling in a glow: a glow of achievement!

After many months, the end’s in sight: my seventh title is set to become a reality. It won’t be long before Ron: my husband, editor,  and builder of the Grand Organ in The Sydney Opera House Concert Hall: and I start planning its cover. A stage that I really love!

To say that writing this one has been easy is, in a word, inaccurate. It’s been plagued by interruptions: winter ills; day to day issues. I even wondered briefly if I would ever finish it.

But, as the weather warmed up, so did my enthusiasm. The ideas so integral to fiction writing began to form. Walking, swimming, or just relaxing: I’d mull these over: hopefully weeding out the rubbish, and refining the gold.

They say the virtue of achievement is victory over obstacles.

Is that the reason why our society loves a winner?

‘Reflections of Life and Love in Australia’ Published!

25 Sep

Any day now, and my fourth book of modern Australian Short Stories will be visible by the computer screen, on my Amazon.com pages.

Entitled, you guessed it, ‘Reflections of Life and Love in Australia’, this is another easy to read collection of mostly romantic tales, although this time, there are several interesting ones of  Human Interest variety.  ‘Hand in Hand’, the story of parental dilemma over sport versus musicianship, and ‘A Secret Banished’, about a grandma’s decision to improve her reading skills, are both to be found here.

The love stories are many, and delve into a variety of scenarios.  Most end happily, with the couples staying together; though, as in life, some situations end in disintegration.  All in all, there’s something for (almost ) anyone.

As Editor and collaborator, my husband Ronald Sharp B.E.M., the creator of the Grand Organ in the Concert Hall of the Sydney Opera House,  has stamped his mark, spacing the words out in the same musically-inspired fashion that he employed in the three previous volumes. Throughout his reading, he’s constantly praising the quality of my writing.  I hope others share his opinion!

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