Sunday, December 18, 2011

Potography Hiatus, Writing Bonanza

Well this one was too hard for people.
I guessed when I posted this that people would think "railroad sign".
Like a railroad sign it is a warning sign, but in a very different place.

This is a channel marker in Port Phillip Bay. I took this at the Bellarine Peninsula on the far south-west side of the bay. The Bellarine is near the mouth of the bay close to the city of Geelong.
Melbourne is about 100 km (62 miles) to the north where the Yarra River flows into the bay.
The mountain in the distance is on the far side near Dromana and has the lovely name (I think) Arthur's Seat.

I have taken very few photographs over the past few weeks (the ones of Lilli being the few exceptions)
I have kept my eye out for waterfalls and took this at the Murrindindi river in the central highlands.The semi-hiatus in photography is probably due largely to my putting a lot of creative effort into my writing.

I have finished the next draft of Veiled in Storms. I mentioned a while ago I had read the previous draft to Deb (she liked it).

This week I have been jumping forwards and plotting out books 3 and 4 in the series. Till now they have been very rough ideas, now 3 (working title Veil of Iron) is starting to look like a proper outline.

Well I have given a copy of the current draft Of Veiled in Storms to a friend to read (Cheryl did some copy edits on the first book Veiled in Shadows).

Once I get feedback from her I will put a bit of effort into tidying errors up and then in a month or two probably look for a couple more readers for opinions.

Anyone interested?


Linda G. said...

Okay, I would have never guessed that. *grin*

It's great that you're going great guns with your writing -- keep it up! :)

JohnD said...

You got me with that one, also! That type of Channel marker must be a Victorian maritime boating control - not familliar with it as an International control.

Anyhw - good luck with your writing and I do enjoy your photography.

Carolyn V said...

Oh wow, I thought for sure it was a railroad crossing. ;)

Good luck on the writing and plotting. Hope you get a ton done.

DeniseCovey_L'Aussie said...

Veiled in Storms seems to be going well Al. Great. Just the fun editing to go.

I would have guessed the channel marker if I'd seen it as we have one in the Brisbane River that I run past every day.

Happy Christmas Al!


Misha Gericke said...

I might be interested. Do you want a Crit Partner? What genre is your book?

And congrats on finishing the draft. :-)

Al said...

Hi Linda,
Never mind, but I loved your Kangaroo crossing guess!
Thank you!

Hi John,
I'm not sure I am not that nautically minded.
Thank you on both the writing and photography fronts!

Hi Carolyn,
That is partly why I picked the image, I guessed the shape would misdirect people

Thank you it is going well!

Hi Denise,
It is steaming along just at the moment!
Good old Brissie, I have been missing Queensland a bit lately!

Hi Misha,
Thank you!