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With It all goes 'round all cuddled in up our Bookstore, I am certainly aware that the poor little thing may be feeling lonely. I did intend to add more of my own books in August, but it just didn't happen. Way too much on at the moment and the dreaded 'Flu that practically wiped out the entire country just had to enter the picture as well. No excuses though - it really doesn't matter. If it did you would all be sick of hearing my name after 17 years of Mountain Mist Productions.

 

I just couldn't be bothered - I am a feet-up-on-the-desk type of person and I don't always enjoy the company of people who are so into self-promotion that they become B-O-R-I-N-G. A couple of our colleagues have their own take on this; they say it is all to do with attention-seeking. Consequently they now refuse to go to Literary Festivals. As one said, "It has reached the point where it is all about them (Authors) and I am sick of it. I want to hear about the work, not about the Author's personal philosophy that they only just discovered was actually handed down from their great-great-great-great-great auntie and they absolutely need to channel her on a regular basis. I feel insulted by someone telling me how to assess a particular work. Where's the real Literature these days?"

 

Fair enough. I seem to recall that French-Canadian Author, Gabrielle Roy, believed that once a book is finished it no longer belongs to the Author. She went to great pains to point out that she would never presume to interfere with the process that allowed Readers to draw their own conclusions. All power to her - there's one lady I wish I had met and she remains an inspiration for her honesty and for her unassuming professionalism.

 

In the News - yes, I was cajoled into restoring our Bulletin Board, where we announce updates and indulge in drivel. That seems to be popular for some reason and it has certainly given me an outlet from all the busy preparation for Twyckwick®. I keep saying it is getting closer and closer and it is.... There are just a few more details and I expect it will be good to go in early September. I have been conscious of the need to be thorough to avoid having to go over old ground and thus save time. We are up to instructions and all the formal stuff associated with websites. I am very conscious that we have such a huge demographic and that we are charged with providing content for so many people with differing backgrounds, interests and ideas. Some of the older folk are going to need a little extra help to navigate around and to understand how things work. Still, to have reached this point is really quite satisfying.

 

September seems to be a good month for lots of new beginnings and certainly our new project will be to the forefront. There will hopefully be other things coming along in September too, so do keep an eye on the Bulletin for those. Spring in September in Australia - now that has a comforting feel about it. I really am enjoying the setting up process for our old-fashioned project...

 

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I have decided to concentrate on getting our work overseas rather than locally whilst we are on the Internet. There will be plenty of time to do work locally if and when we go off the Internet. At this stage that is looking highly probable, given the old-fashioned nature of what we are setting up. And to be perfectly honest, I think most of the Members are happy to celebrate their work in a wider context and that is just fine by me.

 

September will also probably be the last month when work around the cottage can be comfortably done. Already we have had a hint of just how hot it may be this year. On occasion the nights have been way too cold, but during the day it is back to... hot as. I think I will be OK with the cave-dwelling thing this year, seeing as how I suspect I am going to be rather on the busy side! I keep looking at the weather in other places and overseas and I can't help but feel jealous. If it gets too bad this year I won't guarantee there won't at least be a short story about people trapped in all-consuming tropical heat. It can affect people's brains. True - I've seen how grumpy people can get when I've been out shopping and they have been up unable to sleep for many nights in a row. You learn to be prepared to duck and weave, just in case. And you never, ever ask for anything out-of-the-ordinary or else you may get a curt refusal, to put it mildly....

 

I am enjoying meeting new people as we travel along down the mountain path. Looking good is an understatement and it is a pleasure to be able to do what we are doing right now. We are all looking forward to our very own News for Twyckwick® and also the Radio Station. All of this is entirely new to us, but I have been heartened by the encouragement and help we have received. Thanks heaps. The good thing about all of this is we are not only getting other people involved, but we are also getting them to think about what they do as together we try to Read More, Talk More, Live More.... 


See you next time!

 

 

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We'll get there in the end!

 

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