Photo Friday: Crunches, Mysteries and Corsets

This week's been a mixed bag: Some <insert appropriate descriptive curse word here> smashed the main side mirror while i was at a medical appointment. They did not stop. They did not leave a note. You have been reported. The police consider this a hit and run. We've been down one car since the incident as the car is not legally driveable in this condition. On a lighter note: Spotted Kermit dangling from a ute. (NB: I was a passenger at the time) And this colourful katydid-like bud hitched a ride for a while. (NB:I was stopped in the carpark when the photo was taken.) Current writing project: Mrs Hudson Investigates is now being edited. Had fun researching London Zoo, 1891. My second corset for Adelaide Oz Comic Con is almost complete. Thanks to Lynne for an extended corset workshop. I was just waiting on grommets for the lacing. They arrived almost 2 weeks earlier than expected. (phew!) Photos will be posted after the con (this is a secret project.) And there's a video of our corset workshop [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGUXxPAJtFw[/embed]

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Photo Friday: Reading, Writing, Playing

After last year's realisation I had only read two novels (I'd read about twenty non-fiction books and had started several books...), I've concentrated on finding new novels to read this year. This week I've scored a few novels from Australian and independent authors. The blurbs sounded intriguing. These are now in my growing reading pile. Will I make it to the bottom?

   

But I still can't resist the non-fiction...

 

And then there's writing. I'm currently working on an Absent Sherlock Holmes short story for an Australian anthology. Submissions open soon. Wish me luck!

It wasn't all written word this week; we started a new game, introducing some of our friends to D&D. Huzzah!

Photos © 2017 Karen J Carlisle

Photo Friday: Words and Pictures

This week I got sidetracked. Again. Sometimes tracking crossing timelines isn't an easy task. But I have an excuse; I've been battling my summer bronchitis (my legacy from the inevitable North winds that relocate the dust into my lungs). Dosed up on medication makes it difficult to concentrate. (You can hear me rattle when I walk.) So I picked up a book to read and, to my dismay, I discovered I have ten books on the go. Three of them are from indie authors.  I've been so tired I have forgotten which books I have started  (seven of my reading pile). Just as I was getting frustrated at my lack of motivation, an email popped up in my inbox: an Australian produced anthology (with a theme right up my alley). An idea weedled its way into my brain. How could I resist? The only issue is my constant nemesis: time. I plunged into research, pulling out reference books and DVDs.

   

The minimum word count is 5000 words. Can I do it in a week? If I could, then it may just kick me out of my timeline unraveling funk; completing something is a real buzz and incites more and more writing!

Photos ©2017 Karen J Carlisle