PHOTO taken through my lounge room window yesterday (Fujifilm FinePix A607, zoomed in a bit). The lower cockatoo arrived first, sitting in the gum tree screeching at the lounge room window for a good while before coming down to eat. The second cockatoo came flying across the road with a plant in his beak. I couldn’t get a good photo and when the first cockie flew up, the first turned its back. If you look closely, you can see at least three round flower pods / seed heads – I have no idea what they are from: tree, shrub or flower. I thought they were grapes at first, but as the cockie flew closer I saw lots of round balls spread on an umbel. I’m pleased this pair are finally getting used to me.
As to WRITING …? I think you all know by now that I lack discipline, so you will not be surprised I haven’t managed to keep to this revised deadline (at first I was hoping to publish this day). I’m reaching the stage where I have to let people read it and I’m
scared spooked. Naturally that critic in my head is making me look at my writing differently – as I suppose I should. Now the story no longer belongs to me, but to the readers and I owe it to them to do the best I can. This first impression is pretty vital, don’t you think?
I’ll come up with a new deadline.