Update: Watching Cartoons with Boys

It’s late September 2017 and I’m well and truly scrambling to finish off my self-published book Watching Cartoons with Boys by the end of the year. It’s an incredibly personal collection of short stories and essays that I began writing last February, and something I’m incredibly proud of. Hopefully I can share it with you soon.

In the meantime, here are some things I’ve learned over the past year-and-a-bit of writing this book:

Stuff I Do When I Should Be Writing Instead
– Spend ages looking through fonts and formatting margins
– Watch cartoons & convince myself that it’s “research”
– Move the furniture around in my lounge room
– Reply to every single unanswered text on my phone
– Eat a bunch of junk food

Things That Have Helped Me Write
That YouTube playlist of study beats
– My Tuesday writing group
– Working only 4 days a week

Things That Have Not  Helped Me Write, Not One Little Bit
– Imposter syndrome
– Existential dread
– Season 3 of Twin Peaks
– Season 9 of Adventure Time
– Season 3 of Rick and Morty

I’ve been posting a lot about writing Watching Cartoons with Boys on my Instagram and Facebook (much more regularly than I use my website). There’s also a bunch of smug selfies there with my copy of the Crossroads anthology too, if you’re into that!

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