Spring is here tra-la-la! For our family, this means breaking out the communal Zyrtec, taking indulgent walks along jacaranda lanes. October is also when I finish my teaching contracts at uni and have three solid months of writing time. 

I’ve been waiting for this moment for the past eight months (no offence to my colleagues and students who I get along with really well). But now that it’s here, I’m finding that I can’t really get off the starting plate.

I’m finding little things to do to delay the important stuff like actually getting stuck into the fourth edit of my manuscript and working on the writing projects I’ve actually been commissioned to do. 

I made a list of my writerly goals for the next few months, and then I made a book cover for my ongoing manuscript that I’m going to edit as part of Nanowrimo writing month. It’s nothing like what I would want for the book cover if I actually had access to a professional graphic designer and you know, if I had taste…

Images used from Kostiantyn|shutterstock.com and InkedPixels|shutterestock.com

For those who do value good taste,  I’ve just finished reading a brilliant book called The Dark Poet, by the veritable poetess Kathryn Gossow. This is an amazing collection of short stories that you must read now!

My review can be found here: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3605838151?book_show_action=false&from_review_page=1

Also, I’ve decided to include a Crafting-is-so-wasted-on-young-kids section in every blog post, simply because I put a lot of effort into Little James’ craft  and I want a level of praise similar to say .. an exerciser who walks around the block with dumbbells a couple of times a week. So today’s crafting-is-wasted-on-the-young is this board game  Little James and I designed from all the real estate brochures he’s been collecting from the postbox. (He’s really into memorising street names at the moment). We call this game Jammopoly. What about you? Any spring time procrastination arts and crafts to show off?