The power of good company

Writing can be a solitary experience  – FOR THE HUSBAND!

What the?

Hmm, seems husband is hell bent on hijacking my keyboard today… He’s now been banished to the couch and cricket!! (Go the Aussies!)

As I was saying, writing can be quite lonely and yesterday was catch up time for the North Queensland RWA girls. I hope they get as much out of the day as I do because I always come away feeling uplifted and empowered. It’s not just the great food (and it’s legendary), it’s the conversation, the light-bulb moments and, most importantly, the company of people who understand the highs and lows of writing.

This Wednesday we’re blogging on the RWA f2f blog so drop by and find out some more about this great group of women!


13 thoughts on “The power of good company

  1. Lol, I’ve forwarded you suggestions to GW – a QLD government department could probably use a few of them 🙂 Yep, Sandy the ‘f’ is indeed fatigue which then leads to the other type of ‘f’ words…

    Thanks Cathy and Sandy, I’m back home and safe in Cairns. We’re now just sorting everything out for the ‘just in case’ scenario.
    Have tape, ice, wine and gas in the BBQ. What else do you need??

  2. LOL, Cathy. Personally, I use the ‘f’ word so rarely that when it comes out people duck for cover for they know I am seriously displeased.

    Helene, I understand the ‘f’ word at your work is fatigue. 🙂

    I trust all the hatches have been battened down.

  3. Helene and Sandy, thought you might enjoy this:

    Staff Warning – Swearing at Work

    To: All Employees

    It has been brought to management’s attention that some individuals

    throughout the company have been using foul language during the course

    of normal conversation with their colleagues.

    Because of complaints received from some employees who may be easily

    offended, this type of language will no longer be tolerated.

    However we realize the critical importance of being able to express your

    feelings accurately when communicating with colleagues.

    Therefore a list of 13 innovative ‘TRY SAYING’ phrases has been provided

    so that proper exchange of ideas and information can continue in an

    effective manner.


    Try saying: I think you could do with more training

    Instead of: You haven’t got a f***ing clue, have you?


    Try saying: She’s an aggressive go-getter

    Instead of: She’s a f***ing power-crazy b*tch


    Try saying: Perhaps I can work late

    Instead of: And when the f*** do you expect me to do this?


    Try saying: I’m certain that isn’t feasible

    Instead of: F*** off a*sehole


    Try saying: Really?

    Instead of: Well f*** me backwards with a telegraph pole


    Try saying: Perhaps you should check with..

    Instead of: Tell someone who gives a f***.


    Try saying: I wasn’t involved in the project.

    Instead of: Not my f***ing problem.


    Try saying: That’s interesting.

    Instead of: What the f***?


    Try saying: I’m not sure this can be implemented within the given


    Instead of: No f***ing chance mate.


    Try saying: It will be tight but I’ll try to schedule it in

    Instead of: Why the f*** didn’t you tell me that yesterday?


    Try saying: He’s not familiar with the issues

    Instead of: He’s got his head up his f***ing a*se.


    Try saying: Excuse me, sir?

    Instead of: Oi, f*** face.


    Try saying: Of course, I was only going to be at home anyway

    Instead of: Yeah, who needs f***ing holidays anyway.

  4. Lol Sandy! It is a fabulous way to spend a day. Maybe we should have an Rwa Cookbook??

    Just landed in Brisbane and can report Cyclone Anthony is long gone:)

  5. You girls look like you have as much fun as the WIK girls (that’s our writers’ group – Writers In Kinship). We’re doing an f2f as well – in March.

    I must say, your food looks as scrumptious as ours – maybe we should swap menus! 🙂

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