I'm working on a prequel to my short story 'Grave Bargains' at the moment. Its a novella called 'Bedouin Boy'. I started this project out of irritability and boredom. It was early December. I'd just finished NaNoWriMo, and I needed something to tide me over until the New Year when I would resume normal programming… Continue reading The Ending…Far Off In The Distance
Category: Kate’s Writing Journey
I am ashamed of my creative journey.
Or at least I have been. Until now. For as far back as I can remember I have felt ashamed of who I am. About the things that make me who I am. For the things I want- to travel the world and write- or don't want- to study, establish a career, settle down. What… Continue reading I am ashamed of my creative journey.
Embarking on the IngramSpark Journey…
Hi all, Apologies that this blog has been quiet over the past month or so. As many of you are aware, about two years ago I was unfortunate enough to be barred for life from using Kindle Direct Publishing to publish and distribute my books. This was a heartbreaking time for me, as I was,… Continue reading Embarking on the IngramSpark Journey…
Grieve Writing Competition Entry 2
Making the decision not to have children has been the most life-altering choice I've ever made. Upon making my decision I didn't feel the need to fly it as a flag of pride and empowerment- in fact, I felt anything but empowered! It has been f*&king hard, and I've lost a lot because of it.… Continue reading Grieve Writing Competition Entry 2
Grieve Writing Competition Entry 1
As many of you already know, in March of this year, my long term relationship ended, and with it my time living on the Gold Coast. For two years I had been caring for my fiancé, who suffered a debilitating back injury at work in January 2017. I thought the past 24 months had been… Continue reading Grieve Writing Competition Entry 1
2018: What the F%#k was that?? Part Two
We relocated to Coolangatta on the Southern Gold Coast in early September 2018, and this was the hardest house move I have ever done. Greg helped where he could, but he was extremely limited because of his injury and pain. It was mostly up to me to get the place packed up. I also performed… Continue reading 2018: What the F%#k was that?? Part Two
2018: What The F%#k was That??
I’m sitting here writing this on Sunday December 30th, at the exit station of this rollercoaster of a year. Looking back in exhausted bewilderment at the 365 days just gone. Thinking ‘What the f%#k was that?’ For me, 2018 has proved to be a major evolutionary stage. I’m still coming to terms with this transformation… Continue reading 2018: What The F%#k was That??
The Mid-Revise Meltdown
Its 8pm on a Sunday night. I've been in front of my computer since 2pm. I'm revising my short story collection at the moment. My goal for the afternoon was to apply the last changes to the revised manuscript. I finished that task, and then decided to do a final readthrough of the whole book… Continue reading The Mid-Revise Meltdown
National Carers Week: My Story
One afternoon in mid-January 2017, my fiance Greg came home early from his job as a tiler with lower back pain. He took the weekend to rest up, however Monday came and the pain had not subsided. The days turned into weeks. In early March I set off on a month-long book research trip to… Continue reading National Carers Week: My Story
Why Do I Care?
This week is National Carer's Week here in Australia (14-20th October). In January 2017 my fiance Greg suffered a debilitating work-related back injury, and for the past nineteen months I have been his unpaid carer. The road to recovery is slow and uncertain, and for both of us it has been an incredibly challenging journey,… Continue reading Why Do I Care?