Bringing Back the Past

September 13, 2015 at 5:43 pm | Posted in Australia | 4 Comments

This is a post I wrote over three years ago about my novel, set in late 1950s Australia.
I mention towards the end that I am writing a second novel. This is taking longer than I expected it to. Also, the characters are different to what I originally envisaged – a follow-up to the first novel.
Instead, the main character is a 14-15 year old girl. The setting is still rural Australia, but a couple of years later – 1960-61. And my aim in writing is also similar to that in my first novel, though with a different theme.

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  I have been writing a personal journal on and off for a long time – probably about forty years.

When I was a girl, I had one of those little diaries with a clasp and a key, a special gift I received one birthday when my parents had a little extra money. But you can’t write much in a few small lines, and we couldn’t afford more exercise books than we had to get for school. So, during my teens, I didn’t write much at all.

I wrote a little during my twenties and thirties, but my latest stint of journal writing has been a constant for the last ten years or so. It has been a great help in keeping me sane and in helping me sort out what my life is about. Now, it also helps me work out my writing problems.

I had always…

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  1. I like the original post. Keep plugging Linda! If its any consolation, my current ‘work’ has taken nearly three years now. I just hope when I finally pitch it out into broad daylight it is half as good as the effort it’s taken to write it!

  2. I had hoped to have it out before now, but life does get in the way. I had better put on my writing overalls and get back to work.
    Let us know when yours is out there, Frederick. 🙂

  3. Linda, your last post that came in email, “My Primary School Years(1)” has disappeared. Comes up “file not found”. I’ve been enjoying the stories from your youth.

    • Sorry about that Lavinia. I scheduled it for a back date by mistake & it sent off the notification immediately, before I could amend the date.
      It was meant to be Monday morning the 21st. It will now come out on Monday as it should.
      Thanks for letting me know, and I am pleased you are enjoying the series. 🙂

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