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Simone Clare Bailey's Blog – December 2010 Archive (6)

Do you go for the artsy-fartsy style, or for something people will enjoy reading?

Oh well, it's Boxing Day evening here in Oz (9.48pm AEDST).  Christmas is over for another year.  Still got to think of promotional ideas for my work.  Perhaps a pictorial in some tawdry magazine, with copies of my novel 'Abernethy' placed strategically over those erogenous zones (memo to the art department: please get your airbrushing equipment oiled and ready).  I've entered 'Abernethy' in the Young Adult section of the Western Australian Premiers Book Award, but won't know anything until…

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Added by Simone Clare Bailey on December 26, 2010 at 4:00am — No Comments

Just 'Desserts'

It's hard to get any writing done when it's school holidays.  My kids are driving me mad.  I'm going to Heaven when I die, because I did my time in Hell today: taking them to the supermarket two days before Christmas.  I have to do a couple of hours' paid work in the morning, and they will be at the local day care centre.  I'll leave them there for a few hours, number one because they really like it, and number two: I'll do some writing.  I'll also prepare the dessert I'm planning for…

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Added by Simone Clare Bailey on December 23, 2010 at 1:30am — No Comments

Summer Holiday Stress

Well, the summer school holidays are here (I'm in Australia), and already my 9 and 6 year old sons have driven each other crazy, and by flow-on effect, me as well.  Won't have as much time to write my third novel over the hols, but am still plugging like crazy 'Abernethy', which is young adult - coming of age with a touch of the supernatural.  The supernatural aspect is the titular character, who is a beagle and can speak to certain people, and one of those people is my 14 year old…

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Added by Simone Clare Bailey on December 19, 2010 at 7:29pm — No Comments

What would I change if I could?

I've always written, but sometimes I wished I had tackled it REALLY seriously when I had less encumbrances, to wit, mortgage and rugrats. I've not long watched 'Hot Tub Time Machine', which you are probably aware is about four guys going back to 1986 via a hot tub, and they have the chance to change certain events that caused their lives to suck somewhat in present day. If I went back to 1986, I'd concentrate more on my writing. I tried to remember what stands out most for me regarding 1986.…

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Added by Simone Clare Bailey on December 10, 2010 at 9:28pm — No Comments

Face(book) to Face(book) - excellent coverage!

Haven't been doing too much work on my third novel lately (which features some glam rock) but have been busy spruiking my second one. One of my new Facebook friends has told me he can't put it down (although he did put it down momentarily to type his comment!), so that's made me happy. This FB friend is someone I 'friended' through a group about music that I like. I will accept friend requests from people in this group because I know we have lots in common. Yet I will not accept friend…

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Added by Simone Clare Bailey on December 5, 2010 at 3:21am — No Comments

Entering book in competition, and whatever shall I read next?

Okay, today I completed an online application for the Western Australian Premier's Book Award, and I'll have to send five copies of 'Abernethy' to the judging panel. They don't return the books. What a rort! Be great if 'Abernethy' got an award, but I won't even know until June 2011.

Just watched a new Australian television series about a criminal barrister in Sydney. I worked in that very industry in that very city for a long time before my tree change. Not sure whether it's…

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Added by Simone Clare Bailey on December 2, 2010 at 4:07am — No Comments

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