Sunday, February 25, 2007

My First Professional Gig

Last Thuesday night I was lucky enough to be invited along to my local Tafe campass to deliver my first lecture to a class.

Once I got over the initial stage fright I began to relax and tell them all about how I came to be a writer, I discussed flash and micro fiction at length and I got them to do an exercise where they were to write a 100 word story and read them out. I also touched a little on motivation and goal setting.

The course co-ordinator said to me at the end of the night in front of everyone that I would make a great teacher in the future at Tafe.

This came as quite a shock to me and I was flattered. I must have done okay.

What I'm reading: Steve Berry's The Templar Legacy

Friday, February 09, 2007

It's a Boy!

On 5th February, my son was born at 3:12am. Words simply can't describe the emotions that ran through me.

His name is Matthew Alexander, he weighed in at 9 pounds, 2 1/2 (big boy!) and is 52.5cm tall. He is very healthy, and beautiful.

For five days, food and sleep were put on the back burner as I simply can't beleive that Matty is finally here. We've been blessed, truly. He feeds well, he doesn't cry that much and when he does, he's easily consolable - he's perfect - and he's coming home today!

Well, gotta go and pick up Mother and Son and I'll talk to you all again soon.

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Our Baby

Hi, guys.

Just thought I'd let you know my wife's water broke half an hour ago and we're off to the hospital. This is the most exciting day of my life!

It's been a long nine months and we've made it. Awesome!

This post isn't about writing, but - you get that. I'll let you know what we have.