I’m leading such a busy life at present – and loving it. Busy isn’t always a bad thing, even when it means some juggling of tasks.
It is Literacy and Numeracy Week this week, and as part of this special week I was invited to visit Kondinin Primary School yesterday. Kondinin is about half an hour drive from home, and with some beautiful Spring weather happening it was a pleasant trip.
The students at Kondinin were a pleasure to speak to – they were enthusiastic, friendly and had beautiful manners. The children, their parents and the school staff should be congratulated for this. I really enjoyed sharing my picture books with the students, as well as speaking about my life as a writer and answering their questions.
It is also Adult Learning Week this week. This morning, as part of this, I ran a creative writing workshop at the Corrigin Resource Centre. There were nine participants, from a range of backgrounds, and I had them all working hard tapping in to their creative sides. I also shared with them a bit about my journey as a writer – the highs and lows – and some general advice about getting published. I always find these sort of workshops a lot of fun, but there’s so much I want to say. I managed to run overtime and could still be there talking and listening.
Now it’s back to my desk and back to work. I’m still finishing the poetry book, which will be done in the next day or so, but have finished the revisions on the nonfiction reading book titles. There are, as always, some books to be reviewed, and a million other things I want to write or revise. Better get back to it!