Is it just me, or does everyone else find summer a distraction?

To begin, my beautiful girlfriend visited from the UK - a HUGE distraction but an amazing Christmas. Now I'm srrounded by wonderful summer weather (although, only sometimes - even I can't seriously talk up our weather. Tasmania is seemingly attempting to pack all four seasons into everyday) and with Australia thrashing the Poms in cricket and the Australian Open on the TV constantly, I'm distracted!

However, after some late night typing I have managed to complete the first draft of my next project; Berlin.

Set in Melbourne, Australia (no, not Berlin - it's only a working title) during a swelting summer, we are lucky enough to delve into the lives of four working women, and in particular the unlikely connection that developes between two of them. Charatcter driven and intimate, I'm looking forward to producing a novel I hope we can all become immersed in.

So, please excuse me while I toddle off to become completely distracted by the punnet of strawberries I can see in the kitchen!

Read.
Be Happy.

Michelle
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Finally, my third novel has a working title - Berlin!

Not named because it is set in Berlin, nor because I secretly channel the eighties music group, but simply because it's the first name that popped into my head after skimming through the first chapter.

Having received some expert advice regarding the plot of Getting Lost (more news to come on this soon), I am busy applying the same principles to Berlin and am currently 2/3 of the way through a first draft.

I hope to begin work polishing a completed first draft early in the new year.

Write.
Be Happy.

Michelle
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After what seems like forever, I'm pleased to announce that Getting Lost has been through the wringer and has emerged, only slightly battle worn, on the other side!

I will be in a position to advise its fate within a few months, so please stay tuned.

Book three is in the final stages of a first draft and I'll have more information on that one just as soon as I can come up with a catchy title!

Write.

Be happy.

Michelle

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