In a former life, I slaved as a teacher, a radiographer and a bank Johnny.
Very left-brain ho-hum.
I now exercise my right brain, writing stories, living out fantasies through my characters.
Some days, I’m Josh – Super Space Kid capturing space monsters and saving the Galaxy – in my kids Sci-Fi novel, Josh and the It.
Other days, I live a life of crime though my fictional forensic student, Josie Roberts, from Sayonara.
In my memoir, Me and Her: a Memoir of Madness I play myself in a mystifying struggle through mania and mayhem.
For the last two weeks I’ve been finalizing plans for Logan Writers Week (10th ─16th October), calling upon my left brain to balance the budget … income verses expenditure. Thousands of dollars of in-kind donations stared back at me, the figures seeming rosy and hopeful.
But was that enough?
Last Friday I rang someone at Arts Queensland about the budget and she clarified how cash donations or sponsors from local businesses would strengthen my application … my brain almost exploded in shock and worry. But I knew what I had to do … plead for help.
I implored the members of Logan City Writers for support and guidance. And that’s exactly what they delivered.
A HUGE thanks to Ged Maybury for assisting with a Sponsor Information Sheet and to Myles, Helen, Norma, Sharon, Penny and Sonja for their leads.
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Today Logan Chamber of Commerce agreed to be our main sponsor and Coffee Club and Bendigo Bank are likely to follow tomorrow as sponsors too. The Grant Application is looking like a Frontrunner … Hope the judges see it that way.
On Friday as I hand-in the application for Logan Writers Week, I’ll murmur to myself … soon … soon.
Soon I can switch that right brain on again … and commence creative writing, my main game.