Long Weekend Editing

Melbourne recently had the Queens Birthday public holiday on Monday 11 June, and for once I made good use of my day off. I spent the long weekend house sitting and working on my novel Rare Birds, getting stuck into a hardcopy manuscript with a red pen (and plenty of cute bird-themed tabs): It was

Update: Rare Birds

Last night I finished the second rewrite of my debut novel Rare Birds, which is being edited by Zoya Patel in preparation to send to a literary agent. I’ve been calling this the “second” rewrite because getting the manuscript up to a standard that I was happy enough with to show an editor last year

Rare Birds Goes to the Editor

7 years, 1000 drafts (with 1000 more re-writes), 4 writing holidays… and it’s done. Rare Birds is finished! Tonight I’m celebrating with a glass of champagne as the manuscript of my first novel goes off to the editor. Thank you to everyone for their support and enthusiasm over the years since I first drafted this