Friday, December 2, 2011

Whale, Daughter, Overland

The latest copy of Overland is due to hit my letterbox next week and it's very exciting for me because one of my stories is in it!
I call Whale, Daughter my 'hysterical story' because I spent most of its creation in tears.


But don't let a few damp blotches on the pages put you off. It's the story of a dying whale and other aspects of my life at that time but I still feel this is a sound piece of work. There's lots of other good stuff in there too, of course. I notice (she said a bit grumpily) that Overland hasn't made it to West Australian or Northern Territory bookshops but you can subscribe online here.

9 comments:

  1. yes, tears. I have to skim over all animal bad news, and wonder why their size makes me particularly emotional over whales and elephants.
    I commend your perseverance.

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  2. I've had a hard copy of 'Whale Daughter' sitting near my bed for months. I couldn't bring myself to read it because I had some background about what it was about. I've only recently been able to tackle it. Very difficult to write that stuff but you are a brave woman!!
    Congrats for being published yet again!!

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  3. Thanks Marshall and MF. It's been edited since then MF, so it isn't quite so 'hysterical'. A few months in the bottom draw always helps that process ...

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  4. plumeofwords.wordpress.comDecember 6, 2011 at 4:46 PM

    How exciting!! The postie has just dropped it in my letterbox today, will make yours the first piece I read!

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  5. Ho hum, I think the post man is riding his pushie to West Australia.

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  6. Hey, just wanted to let you know that I really enjoyed (though enjoyed isn't really the word) it. Really moving and beautiful, I loved the parallel stories of the whale and relationship at home -- artfully done. Also loved the complexity of views about the best thing for the whale, and the gradual change in what the narrator thinks is best. Congrats!

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  7. Much thanks Plume of Words. I'm glad you think it works. I'm still waiting for my copy. Agh!

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  8. Now I have to wait til NEXT WEEK!

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