Busy, busy, busy!

Between a nice part time job, writing, having friends visit with their kids, enjoying my daughter and her lovely kids visiting and being a member of the Conflux organising committee, my life has taken on a chaotic aspect. So then, of course, I get a lousy head cold that turns into a chest infection.

It makes me wonder what the Universe is trying to tell me. The last few times I have become very busy, much in the same way as now, I tend to pick up some deliciously nasty virus or another. But slowing down is not an option I want to take.

I love having people in and around my house. Having said that a day or two in between to clean up and regather is nice too. I love my current IT project – I’m learning a whole lot about managing a Scaled Agile Framework and it’s much better than I thought.

Added to all that, Conflux is coming up in less than 3 weeks so it’s worrying about how we’ll pay for everything because that’s my job, Treasurer. Still, it’s a worthwhile conference that allows me to meet like-minded people and some successful people too. Very motivating.

I guess it comes down to not being able to do everything. Mostly I’m P’d off because I think it may have something to do with getting older and not being 25 anymore. When did that happen????

So I’m not standing for Conflux Committee again :-(. After a little over 3 years, something had to give. And, in truth, I will be able to come to the next Conflux as a member and just enjoy all the workshops and presentations. But I will miss all the other wonderful and hard working Committee members. Karen who holds it all together each year, Leife who is programmer extraodinaire, David with his wonderful calming air, and Alistair, Adam and Maddy with their enthusiasm and great ideas.

Finally, I’m trying to publicise the Guinness Book of Records attempt for the Greatest Anthology Written (see previous post). Not something I’m good at yet need to do. Contacting local papers and other promotions is not in my bag of tricks … yet.

And there is the novella I’m editing for our local writing group which is close to finalisation. Then to set up and publish on Smashwords.

And then family arrive and all is good.

Yep, busy…busy. So I guess the viruses are just going to come and I will survive. Achoo!! Cough! Cough!.

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CEA Greatest Anthology Written

So just for fun and also to support a lovely idea, I submitted a story to an attempt to entry into the Guinness Book of Records for the greatest anthology written.

Submissions closed on 1 September and now it’s time for everyone to pre-order the books at AU $25 each. The orders are in Rand so it looks expensive but it’s not. ¬†You can order by clicking here. Scroll down for sponsor levels.

Contributing authors come from the UK, USA, Canada, South Africa, New Zealand, Belgium, Nigeria and Switzerland to name but a few.

If you love reading, love short stories and want to be part of something big, go and have a look at the Facebook page and pre-order a copy or two to become a sponsor. And if you order before 20 September 2017, you will get an acknowledgement in the volume.

So, friends, don’t be shy. Get involved.