Travels and Travails
Writing travel articles requires you to be succinct, to create 'colour' with only a few words. It's also a real challenge to come up with fresh angles on heavily visited areas. But because it gets you remembering and researching, you can extend the holiday feeling indefinetely. My partner's photos have been featured too, which is a real buzz.
To something quite different- in October, I attended a meeting hosted by the Victorian Women's Trust on 'Water'. The featured speaker was my hero, the Canadian activist, Maude Barlow. Inspired by her, I wrote an article - 'Water: Drawing a Line in the Sand' - for my local family therapy journal.
As for 'The Crowded Nest', since its small homegrown publisher (Lothian Books) has been gobbled up (or maybe that should be axed) by the huge multinational, Hachette Livre, I've felt totally unsupported. All the publicity has fallen to me, and I must say I've felt like a very small minnow in a huge roiling sea.