Phew, what a week!
Monday I hit ‘send’ and the latest draft of Burning Lies, book three in my Border Watch series, hurtled off through cyberspace to my agent. I’m waiting to hear her verdict, trying not to be too anxious…
Tuesday I packed my bags, mowed the grass, and passed my yearly aviation medical. Wednesday I switched back to aviation mode and flew to Brisbane. Thursday I visited sunny Mackay. Friday the township of Emerald treated me to a particularly stunning sunset. Today was Emergency Procedures recurrency training in Brisbane which means revisiting the things that can go wrong on board an aircraft – and there are many!
I’m now sitting in a hotel in Brisbane studying for tomorrow’s Emergency Procedures Exam, booking our flights to New York via Tokyo (and all ports in between), trawling hotel sites for accommodation, and attempting to put a blog together. One of the trainers today asked me how I juggled flying, writing and training. In trying to answer him I realised I don’t have a clue! But it keeps me off the streets, so that has to be a good thing 🙂
The blog may very well be silent for the next two weeks. We’re off to the Romance Writers of America conference in New York and then heading to Vancouver, Canada, the city where I was born. It’s my first trip back since I was six months old and I’m excited to be finally seeing the town that captivated my parents! It’s been a long time coming and I only wish we had more time to explore. It will be a jam-packed twelve days and if I do get internet access (and have some spare energy) there’ll be photos! If not, I’ll tell you all about it once I get home!
Until then, I wish you happy reading, productive writing and clear skies!
And for those concerned, wonder dog Zeus will have good company minding house while we’re away! I doubt he’ll notice we’ve gone!!