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SA Partridge

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Is it New Year yet?


I am so glad that this year is almost behind me. At times it felt like it was never going to end, like it was this endless waiting period that just went on and on and on and on…
In many ways I think 2008 was a just build up for what’s to come in 2009.

I start my new job as Assistant Editor of a magazine in January. It’s difficult to describe how I feel about this new opportunity so I’m just going to list a whole bunch of words: elated, thrilled, delighted, honoured, motivated, proud, and impatient to start. I could list a thousand adjectives but to just put it simply- it’s my dream job and I’m seriously over-the-moon.

I’ve also signed on with the editing team at Maire’s Live Writing project which is brilliant for writer’s looking for other writer’s and editors to proofread and edit their manuscripts. It’s an amazing website that offers a whole host of writing services so check it out.

This year I finished off marketing The Goblet Club and next year it’s going to start all over again when my next novel comes out but it’s an enjoyable chore so I can’t wait. As a writer I love the fact that I get to introduce the world’s I create to readers. I was hoping to take a short break from writing this December but I feel guilty even thinking about it. I love it just too much. I also have this huge list of books that I need to get through that keeps growing. You would think that I would have learned my lesson and stopped buying them by now.

This is my December leave reading list so far:

The Last Watch by Sergei Lukyanenko (still haven’t finished it)
Tales of Beedle the Bard by JK Rowling
Endless Night by Agatha Christie (The only Agatha Christie I haven’t read – I think)
Club Dead by Charlaine Harris
Six Fangs Marks and a Tetanus Shot by Richard de Nooy

I doubt that I’ll get through this list considering I’m flying to Johannesburg in two weeks to see my best friend and the fact that I’m planning to write in between. There really is no rest for the wicked or anyone else for that matter.

Oh and on Friday I dyed my hair shocking pink so I look like Tonks from Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. (The book, not the movie.) The stylist assured me that it will have faded by the time I start work next year but if it hasn’t there’s always Loreal.

When is the new movie coming out anyway? Its been ages.

(Thanks to the HP Lexicon for the image)


Recent comments:

  • <a href="" rel="nofollow">Helen</a>
    December 7th, 2008 @20:12 #

    Sally, please post a pic of you with your new hair. I liked your Goth incarnation, but a fresh look is fun. Congrats on the dream job! And I must talk to Maire about Live Writing (may it flourish!) and my pet hobbyhorse -- WHO IS TRAINING THE EDITORS????

  • <a href="" rel="nofollow">Fiona</a>
    December 8th, 2008 @12:51 #

    I second the request for a Tonks pic! I've heard the new release date for the Half-Blood Prince movie is something like 17 July, to ensure that it takes its place among the US summer blockbusters.

  • <a href="" rel="nofollow">Sally</a>
    December 8th, 2008 @16:58 #

    Yes yes I'll get to it :D



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