Monday, June 24, 2013

Tales of Neglect

Yes, my blog has been extremely neglected this year, lucky if the poor thing sees one post a week.
I hope to revive it at some stage, but obviously I am very busy with other things.
At the moment, I'm participating in Romance Writers Australia's 50k in 30 Days, which is like a practice run for Nano -- novel writing month in November.
I wasn't aiming for the whole 50,000 words, instead, I signed up to write 40,000 words, which was about how much I needed to write to finish my current paranormal romance manuscript. I'm happy to say I've written 35,000 words in the past 23 days, so I'm on track to make my goal, and basically now writing the ending scenes to my novel.
I'd like to say that once this book is finished, I'll make more of an effort to blog, but already an idea for the next book is forming in my mind, so in all likelihood I'll continue straight on with the story.
However, I have got a few ideas for some entertaining blog posts, its just a matter of finding time to put them together.
For now, I'm slogging onward with 50k in 30 Days and enjoying my manuscript at I write my way toward 'the end.'

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Saturday Sojourn -- Join Heather Garside Mustering Cattle on Her Property

Experience the lifestyle enjoyed by her characters in her latest novel, Breakaway Creek.


Saturday 13th April: We hired my nephew with his helicopter to muster bullocks and heifers
for sale. This is the first time we have used the chopper for mustering as we’ve don’t have a
large acreage by Queensland standards. But we’ve had a very wet season, making the creek
country full of long grass and unsafe to muster by horseback or motorbike. The last photo is
our truck with double-decker stock crate, ready to load.





Monday 15th April: On Saturday and Sunday we had also mustered cows and calves. In these
photos is the yarding of weaners (calves old enough to be taken from their mothers – these
were bigger than normal as circumstances had prevented us mustering at the optimal time.)
Other photos show my husband bringing hay to the yards to feed them.



Thursday 19th April: We mustered cows and calves on our second property, this time on
horseback and quad bike. Photos show me with my lovely mare Whiskey, my husband with
his quad bike and the friend who helped us with the muster.


Breakaway Creek
Two love stories; two parallel lives; two destinies.
Two city women, a century apart, find love and adventure in the Queensland outback.
Set in the 19th and 21st centuries, Breakaway Creek is a passionate rural romance of love and its consequences.
Shelley and Emma might be separated by time but they’re bound by a dark secret to a place called Breakaway Creek.

Available from Clan Destine Press
http://clandestinepress.com.au/content/breakaway-creek

Heather’s website: www.heathergarside.com