Mind you, that didn't mean we missed out on the weekly Thursday storm. Actually, it was the Wednesday-Thursday storms this week with 3 days of high winds. Not exactly fun.
On the writing front: DON'T MISS Steven Lewis's Get Branded seminars for ASA (Australian Society of Authors). I attended Friday's workshop at SAWC, and all I can say is: He's fantastic! In the allotted six hours, he presented an overview of why it's important authors have a "brand," the role of social media, started us on Twitter and Facebook, and covered the basics for LinkedIn and YouTube. He's fun, energetic, smart, savvy, and gets down to business. If you haven't caught up with him, check out ASA's website for details, or Steven's own Taleist site (www.taleist.com).
On the bird front: I think they're still recovering from the wind tunnel blasts since Wednesday. Lots of tweets, but they're hiding (or at the pub). I did see/hear pardelotes, RBFs, wrens, currawongs, y/f h/es, spineys, a super-cute grey fantail, thornbills, golden whistlers, shrike thrush, and a black-faced cuckoo-shrike. Did I mention the native flowers? :)
Writing not reading: Hammered out one of the stubborn scenes from The Isthmus! YESSSSSSSSSS! At last! This week, I finish the other scene, convert the short version to the longer version (that might take another week), and a few character moments, and write a "Project Description." Yep, simple.
And my deepest sympathy to our Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, with the news of the passing of her father. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.