And so I print out my outline (all 28 pages!), open a new project in Scrivener, get my music playlist sorted out, and begin the next draft of Never.
Those paying attention will also notice two new Pia Ravenari totem pictures in that photo. The one half hidden is Magpie as Totem, which I commissioned, and the other one is Australian White Ibis as Totem, which was my birthday present. I still cannot believe that the universe is so amazing as to let me know someone as talented as P, let alone get to call her my friend.
Today is a public holiday here (which I refuse to call W.A. Day. It’s Foundation Day!), and according to my own schedule and ethics, I could be taking the day off. The kidlet is off visiting with his grandparents, the husband is tinkering with the computers and the house is quiet. And yet I am here at the laptop, beginning the draft. Mostly because it doesn’t feel like work. I guess I’ve levelled as a writer or something?
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