What I’m doing now

The pandemic derailed most of my plans as I scrambled to leave Hanoi and return to Australia. Despite the Australian Government making it almost impossible for citizens (including me) to return, I am back in Australia, just in time for summer.

Activism

I have been quite the advocate since July, when the Australian government thought that capping international flights coming into Australia de facto stopping citizens from returning to the country was a good idea, and then charging them an exorbitant amount for hotel quarantine. I started a Facebook group, which has grown to more than 2000 members, and have even done a couple of YouTube interviews.

Freelancing

I’ve been building up my writing/editing business, which has mainly concentrated on working for other companies as a writer/editor and has been successful. I’m focusing on having two or three regular clients that pay a monthly retainer. This will mean more pitching for work.

I’m working on having still more of my articles and stories published, either online or in magazines and newspapers. This also means more pitching.

Writing projects

I need to work on following projects this year:

  • My Father’s Wife (my novel, which is around 75% done)
  • Move The F*uck Over (non-fiction book, based on my my PhD literature review)
  • My Year of Living Dangerously (a memoir about dating a covert narcissist while I lived in Vietnam)

Keep on learning

I keep buying Udemy courses that I start and never finish. I vow to finish all my courses before I buy another one!

Page last updated

December 9, 2020.