I had to go back and see how long ago I actually updated the "weekly" post. Appears I missed a week, and it’s been almost two weeks since I did an update! Oops.
To be fair, we’ve been pretty busy. Week one of the school holidays is done and dusted, and other than Monday, when we stayed in our jammies all day and didn’t leave the house, we have been significantly out. We’ve had a full afternoon at the Batt-house (Tupperware party then we just stayed…), a full afternoon at Helen’s for a big catchup with a whole bunch of like-minded nutters (kids had a ball), six HOURS at the Fun Station with friends from kids’ school, and a bunch of other play dates. In between all that, I have knocked over a bunch of proofing for , finalised the Australis Imaginarium lineup and layout (goes to print next week, as soon as I have the cover!), acquired quotes from three printers for a the forthcoming TPP & FableCroft books, and done some work on marketing & promotion for Worlds Next Door. Oh, and some WASLA work too. And got a new car. And studiously avoided the shops while all these bloody toy sales are happening!
Worlds Next Door was paid in full last week, and shipped yesterday. Landfall is estimated at July 23!! Am very excited 🙂 I finished the shortlist for one category of the WA Premier’s Book Awards, and will finalise the second this weekend. I can finally attack my groaning TBR shelf! And start getting some reviews written again! And then hook into Aurealis Awards judging – as said to me, my reward for finishing my reading is … more reading! Lucky I love it!
In kid news, bub is apparently enormous – bigger than all the other babies we’ve met lately, most of whom are a couple of months (ahem, or more) older than him. He watching the act of eating avidly, and enjoys his real food now too. Starting to get very wriggly (have found him round the wrong way in his cot twice now), but not really sitting up yet or rolling. There’s a lot of him to manouvre I guess! Big kids are enjoying the holidays, especially with daddy home. Miserable weather past couple of days, but lots to keep them entertained. I need it to fine up so I can get out the the shed to do some clothes sorting (and yet more de-junking).
And in other news, we have a new (to us) car! Finally got it yesterday (a full week later than it was supposed to be) – it’s rather nice actually. So it’s been a busy fortnight, and still more busy to come I think. Second week of holidays, ahoy!