Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Emerging for spring air...

Once again, I find myself apologising for being strangely silent on the blog front. So this is me waving my hand around saying hi guys, yes, I'm still alive.

So what's been going on...?

I've been busy putting the finishing touches on the post grad thesis, just about there, just waiting on the last bit of feedback. When it's handed in you'll hear the whoop and hollering of delight from your place!

I'm expecting the edits back on Bound from the publisher any day now. Any thoughts of a week or two off before they arrive has gone out the window!

Found out I'm not going to be the Robert Burns Fellow next year, damn it. Ah well, I'll just keep on applying...

Speaking of keeping on applying... applications for Creative New Zealand funding close on Friday.

I pre-recorded a telephone interview with Peter Robinson about his writing and his new book Bad Boy.

Next week I get to interview RJ Ellory.

I did book reviews for Jim Mora's Critical Mass programme on Radio New Zealand yesterday

The garden is blooming lovely - every spring flower you can imagine. This is the excitement of a new home - seeing what pops up in the garden.

My mum's come to stay on holiday!

And now I'm counting down to next Friday, and the Christchurch Writers Festival, and the announcement of the Ngaio Marsh Award for best crime fiction novel! In the meantime I've got to think about the really important questions of life, like what on earth am I going to wear!!!

5 comments:

Margot Kinberg said...

Vanda - It sounds as though you have been busy! I hope you get good feedback on your thesis, so that you won't have to do a lot of revising; those things take such painstaking work! I admire you for undertaking it. And thanks for letting us know about your interviews - I'll look forward to reading them!

Best of luck with the award, too!

Cat Connor said...

Next Friday will be fun!!

I'm looking forward to putting actual live faces to names. :)

Spring started well up here in Wellington too - good growth on the roses already.

Now back to my edits - which I think I've almost nailed!

jtwebster books said...

Gosh, you have been busy. No wonder you've been so silent on the blog front. Guess we'll forgive you!

Good luck with everything, especially the award.

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

You don't have to blog my dear, you do have to drink lots of cups of tea with you mum, tackle Mt. Laundry, and know that you'll check off your to-dos...

The Paradoxical Cat said...

Just as well you aren't trying to feed the fires of Facebook as well, eh? At least you put in a regular appearance!! ;-)