News, News, News!

I know I’ve been extremely quiet…my life is hectic because of the farm.  Season has started and despite the promise of hours being better, they are in fact worse.  Just when I thought it wasn’t possible, I found out it is.  I was at the office for over 13 hours today.  I am utterly and completely exhausted!  A reader of my blog posted a comment on my previous entry saying that I must come back soon, so… here I am.  For how long is anyone’s guess.  I do have news though.

I am finally pursuing my dream of writing a novel.  I had a lovely windfall at the casino and used the money to enroll on a novel-writing course, presented by the South African Writer’s College.  I received my first module yesterday and despite the exhaustion, I got started straight away.  I am inclined to procrastinate, but this is something I will finish.  Writing is something I’m passionate about and I think I’m relatively good at it, so who knows…maybe I will land on the New York bestsellers list in the future.

Much has happened over the past month, but I haven’t had much enjoyment out of it because of work.  I was approached by an ex-client and am aware of another, who is looking for someone with my imports and exports experience, so I have made the proactive move to put my feelers out.  I have nothing to lose.  After all, if I have no bait in the water, I can’t expect to catch fish, now can I?

Anne phoned me last night bursting at the seams with excitement – she submitted a piece of writing for the Groot Karoo Boekefees (I think that’s what she said – I was almost asleep when she phoned) to tell me that it won a prize and that it is going to be published in a book of shorts stories, alongside well known Afrikaans authors like Lochner de Kock).  She asked me to go with her to the prize-giving in October and I hope to be able to make it – depending of course of work (or a new one).  This morning she left a voicemail on my phone – her father passed away after a long battle with emphysema in the early hours of this morning.  I never met him, but my heart absolutely broke for her.  We had plans to meet up last weekend, but she mentioned her dad not being well and I told her to rather make the trip to him, which she did – and she is glad she did.  I will make a plan to pop in over the weekend, even if it is only to give her a hug.  Some conversations don’t have to be spoken to be understood.

I have a birthday coming up on Wednesday and usually I get very excited about it, but strangely enough, this year I couldn’t be too bothered.  A braai is planned for Saturday (my new boss gave me the day off), but a number of invited guests can’t make it…I clean forgot it is a long weekend.  Ah well, at least I will have some time to rest and relax.

Anyhow, I’m off to bed – another early day awaits me tomorrow…*sigh*

6 thoughts on “News, News, News!

  1. smartdvp September 17, 2010 / 9:17 pm

    you have a cool blog 🙂

  2. cindy September 18, 2010 / 7:50 am

    Good luck with the writing, I want a signed copy of the novel when it’s published.
    Sorry about your friend’s loss.
    Happy birthday for Wednesday 😀

    • Mid-Thirty Misfit September 21, 2010 / 9:58 am

      Thanks Cin – I will definitely gie you a signed copy of the novel WHEN it’s published. Anne’s dad is being buried this coming Saturday. She is so incosolable, I don’t know what to do 😦

  3. adeeyoyo September 18, 2010 / 9:05 am

    Hi, I’ve missed you… I really hope things work out for you jobwise – you really deserve it! I’m quite positive that you’ll make a success of writing your book and wish you all the luck in the world!

    I hope you have a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY on Wednesday. xxx

    • Mid-Thirty Misfit September 21, 2010 / 10:01 am

      Hi Adee, I’ve missed you and my other blog friends too! Time is just so limited at the moment. As for the job, I sincerely hope something comes up soon, otherwise I am going to be mental. Thanks for the good wishes re the book. I am super excited.

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