The Pause before the Plunge

The countdown is on for the launch of book two. The second book trailer just went live. I’ve got one manuscript done, poised for the printer, another manuscript waiting to be written, and very little left on my professional plate this week.

I could start writing the second book in the series. I could… but I’m in the self-inflicted ‘pause before the plunge.’ It’s like the ‘in-between courses pallet cleanser’ you eat to make sure dessert doesn’t taste like broiled beef. It’s designed to make sure I don’t write book #1 twice, but that I actually write the second book in the trilogy and ensure that its its own thing. (I’ve only ever written stand-alones up until now). It was supposed to be this beautiful thing…but I’m itching to type. Itching, itching, itching.

So we road-tripped. Off to South Australia for a friends wedding, then off to Canberra for a conference (I didn’t conference. I caught up with my old roomie from University). It was nice to have a little reprieve from reality. Now that hubby is off in Papua New Guinea, its been a little difficult to stick to the pause before the plunge. So I’m doing something rare. I’m posting photos from life! From the road-trip! Here are some things you should know before you view them:

  1. I’m the photographer but husband refuses to pose alone. So he turned the camera on me. Turns out the photographer in me can instruct people on how not to look daggy or awkward when THEY pose, but I’m terrible in front of the lens myself. And I don’t take direction well.
  2. That’s not our car. We had to take it over to South Australia because the brides favourite colour was yellow and the grooms favourite car was a LandRover Defender, and a friend of theirs had a Yellow Landrover Defender. Yay bridal car! It was such an adventure to drive.
  3. There isn’t enough road-tripping and photo-taking in my life. I used to do a lot more photography, but that was before writing became an all-encompassing job. I love it! But I also love photography. Makes me concentrate on the little things. Mindfulness and all that.

Anyway! Photos! Ciao!

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