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It's been an interesting couple of weeks. I've finished the first draft of my current novel, and before I start a rewrite, I've decided on a project for my next novel. This is all good. What is not good is that my past few days have been motifed with dog faeces. Yep, you read right. Dog poop everywhere. I babysat my mother-in-law's shitzu/maltese terrier, whilst she and my husband attended a function in way-out-west New South Wales. I took it outside several times, and it did its tinkle. It also pooped outside. Anyway, I had to drive my kids to another town yesterday to buy school shoes (the shop I like is 90kms away). When I got back, I had to collect the hound and take her to my MIL. Well, the rotten thing had pooped and piddled on my laundry floor, having had total disregard for the newspaper I spread out. Grrrrrrrr! And last night when I was putting clean sheets on my ten-year-old's bed, what did I find, but another turd! I thought it was over, and I could get on with my life. When I got into my car this morning, my nostrils quivered. I had stepped in yet another barker's egg.
Yes, it's been a somewhat crappy weekend, but I hope it's not a harbinger of things to come.
What I am excited about is that I've just signed a contract with my publishers to have my novels 'Calumny while reding Irvine Welsh' and 'Abernethy' converted to PDF format, for ebook lovers. Watch this space, and you will be kept informed. In the meantime, you can read the blurb and first chapters at the publisher's website: http://www.zeus-publications.com. 'Calumny etc' is adult satire about a young woman who gets arrested for a crime she may or may not have committed, and 'Abernethy' is young adult (but oldies have been enjoying it, too) about a 14 year old who meets a beagle with whom he can communicate.