A fellow author said to me “a writer wears many hats” – that made me feel better as recently my writing has taken several twists and turns.
|At home in Tasmania - my winter hat|
My 2015 New Year’s resolution was to take care of some of the things that have been on the back-burner for years, because every time I start writing a new book that is where they stay.
So, I decided to take a stand, sift through my archives and address the pieces of writing that had been sadly neglected.
|Hosting a garden party|
In retrospect, perhaps some should have been tossed out with the garbage long ago but who am I to judge. So the plan was to revise, re-edit and publish and let the readers decide. Hopefully, in the end, I will be satisfied that I have cleared the deck before embarking on my next full length novel.
|Heading up the Derwent to Hobart|
|Author seeking inspiration|
|Boer Goat breeder|
After resurrecting some short stories and children’s stories, I have changed hats again and turned to an assortment of articles I had written on goats. These will hopefully go into an e-book covering various aspects of the goat industry including hairy, dairy and commercial goat farming.
When that is done, I want to revisit the story of an Australian bushranger that has long been waiting to be written. Then I need to write a book on Writing Death.
When those are out of the way, I can return to Captain Oliver Quintrell and his crew and set sail on another adventure on the high seas but for the moment I will stay with the goat hat.
|Graduation ECU Perth|
Here are a few of the other hats I have donned over the years.
|Bushfire brigade W.A.|
|Bow watch - Australian Bight - Bark Europa|
|Cruising Antarctic waters|
|Paddler in dragon boat team|