Author Trepidation

The rain is bucketing down – lightning tripped the circuit-breaker an hour ago in the middle of the storm – but the bucket in my dining room has remained dry. This, after 3 visits from the roof guy who muttered all the while about people who ought to know when they have to shell out for a new roof. I don’t think he believed me, especially as we were only talking about half the roof, when I said we can’t afford it yet a while.

So the lack of a leak was a plus. Second plus, it seems we may have found a small apartment in Kota Kinabalu – with, would you believe a view of Mount Kinabalu, surely one of the world’s most spectacular and memorable mountains, rising as it does – like Kilimanjaro – so far about its immediate surroundings. 4095 m, 13,435 ft.

Even so, today I am a firewalker on hot coals…can’t stay still. My latest baby is out there in the world, on its own for the first time, and no one has yet told me how lovely it is. Or how puking awful. Or anything.

I wanna be a playwright. They don’t have to wait days or weeks to find out what everyone thinks of their offspring.

And, there is absolutely no connection between all that and the fact that a category four cyclone (hurricane), Cyclone Glenda, is on the rampage in Australia, heading into my home state.


Author Trepidation — 11 Comments

  1. I hug you from afar, m’dear!!!!! Tis all so very nervewracking. I go shopping tomorrow, so I’ll go for a sighting and report back.

    In the meantime, take a deep breath and dream of your lovely new mountain!!! Looks fantastic.

    All will be well.


  2. Good-morning, Glenda! And how’s your roof behaving today? Does the spring in your step ever unwind? You’re wonderful at carrying the dynamics of an author. You really are.
    P.S. I love rain, by the way. But only when it has good manners.
    warmest regards

  3. No you don’t want to be a playwright. THEY have to sit on their hands for less time, true, for the reviews to come pouring in – but on the other hand they are just so much more PUBLIC – and if they hate the play would you really like to listen to the boos from teh audience? (Of course there’s always the standing ovation to set against that…

  4. Pounded the streets today in the hope that some shop somewhere might have had a delivery this morning. No luck. Elaine of Fantastic Planet has promised to let me know the minute it comes in, and consoled me with one of your signed bookplates, Glenda.

    I had to buy three other books to compensate for yours not being available. Hurry up, Harper Collins, before I wear out my shoes and go bankrupt.

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