First Day of Winter for a Writer (and when the heck am I going to publish Book Three?)

 We had snow on the ground here in our new home in the mountains – a lovely sight to see and a promise of things to come – a good feeling, despite the water pipes frozen solid twice (and not defrosting until mid afternoon).

The house is frequently cold, but that’s to be expected in the early days as we sort out new curtains and carpets, clothing and fuel. A kero heater in my office makes a big difference and so do socks, a scarf and a hat. I have fingerless gloves for typing in, although they feel cumbersome so I rarely use them.

Yes, I’m still typing away and my latest manuscript in the Khekarian series (The Bastard Line) is growing and taking good form. At last the various issues I’ve had with it and the multitude of delays seem to be behind me.

I expect to publish towards the end of the year. This latest book has coincided with an assortment of events that have held me up. The break I took after writing two books back-to-back and an unexpected illness cost me the first six months, which was half my allotted time right there with not a word written. On top of that there have been minor emergencies, delays and the most important move interstate. It’s been a very busy time.


I love the area we have come to. The people here are truly wonderful. They are friendly, helpful and don’t intrude. The views will never cease to be spectacular. It doesn’t matter what road I choose to take or where I choose to go, the views are breathtaking and constantly changing with shadow and light, season and even time of day.

It’s a brilliant place for a writer. I am happier here than I have been anywhere else ever, and that can’t help but translate into my work.

Oh, and I’ll be posting more frequently again (or at least not leaving it for weeks).

Happy creation, everyone. Whatever it is you love doing, keep doing it. It keeps your soul alive and singing, and that’s important.




19 thoughts on “First Day of Winter for a Writer (and when the heck am I going to publish Book Three?)

  1. Candice Coates

    I am so incredibly happy for you and the joy you have stepped into. I can literally hear the peace in your heart through this post. I am also glad to know that we will be seeing more of you!
    Do stay warm, my friend. 🙂

    1. A.D. Everard Post author

      Hi Candice! Good to see you. 🙂 Funnily enough as I wrote this post, I thought how at peace I feel and that I should write about that at some point. I’m so pleased it came through even without me trying! 😀 I do feel at peace, I feel great. Things here are getting on track and I should soon (properly) catch up with those I have been following.

      I hope all is well in your world too.

      Big cheers to you. 😀

      1. Candice Coates

        Totally looking forward to catching up! And very glad to hear that you are indeed enjoying this new season and adventure in your life. That is beyond wonderful 🙂

    1. A.D. Everard Post author

      Hi Dominick. I know Darwin well! I spent fifteen years up there, including five living in the wilderness a hundred kms out from Darwin. I loved the tropics, but it did take some getting used to – and the seasons all topsy-turvy. I loved the Wet season especially, tropical storms are nothing like you get anywhere else.

      And while I sit at this end of Australia, rugged up at my desk and feeling the cold, you’ll be up at the Top End, looking ahead to a beautiful blue sky and the perfect weather. Argh… now I’m envious (just a bit). 😀

        1. A.D. Everard Post author

          Ooh, 31 C [*drool*] I could sure use some of that! That is most thoughtful of you, Dominick. The humidity, I’ll wear that around the house. 😀

        2. A.D. Everard Post author

          Dang! Here I was, hoping to be a trend-setter. Ah well, as long as all the stars are wearing it… You’d better send me extra for evening attire as well. Would you do that? I’ll see if I can find you some fresh snow. I’ve got mist too – early morning, cold, damp, atmospheric mist. Let that out in your corridors, you won’t want to leave the house. 😀

        3. dominickpeters

          Ok to that I another order of humidity. I love early morning fog, and it will look amazing in my corridors. I can have a winter party. Look out Darwin!! 😀

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