This is my supposed-to-be-weekly-but-I-always forget post of what I’m reading, listening to, and digging.
In my ears: The new Beast in Black album, From Hell With Love. It is so 80s and so amazing.
Reading: Because I’m in the middle of writing Pride and Premeditation, I am re-reading Pride and Prejudice to get the feeling right. I’m also still slogging through Deborah Harkness’ All Souls trilogy. The books are amazing, but they are so very, very LONG.
Writing: Pride and Premeditation, Nevermore Bookshop Mysteries book 3. I’m 14,000 words in, which is about 1/4. I’m also working on my presentation for the Canberra Women’s Writers Festival.
Watching: Brooklyn Nine Nine. Because we needed a laugh this week.
On the farm: I’ve been harvesting piles of tomatoes from the garden every few days, and making jars of tomato sauce and pasta sauce. My neighbour gave me piles of passionfruit, which I made into cheesecakes, and sapote, which I have no idea what to do with.
Tomorrow, our lambs go to slaughter. It’s always a sad day, but it’s important I think to be part of the food cycle in this visceral way. If you eat meat, you have to be aware that this happens and okay with it.
Loving: it’s my birthday! I am 34. That feels like a scarily-high number, but I think I’m going to like being 34. \m/ I had a birthday party on Saturday. It was quite small, but all the best people were there and we had so much fun and I drank so much cider. WHY SO MUCH CIDER WHY. I may have also given a dramatic reading of a sex scene from A Dead and Stormy
That’s my week so far. What about yours?