The Week in Review

Pink iris (Iris Carden Author logo) Caption reads: "The Week in Review."

What I’ve been writing this week

White question mark, with words written over it in different colours: Fake? Confused? Imposter? Author? Deluded? Fraud?  Caption reads: Sometimes I feel like a fraud.

Sunday Imposter

I’ve always felt a bit of a fraud, as if I don’t belong where I am or doing what I’m doing. It turns out there’s a name for that: Imposter Syndrome. Even people at the top of their field feel it.

Drawing of night sky with full moon and clouds. Caption reads: "She was a captive of the moon."

Monday Howl

This werewolf’s family has arranged to keep her safe. There’s a glitch in the system.

Photo of a two-storey weatherboard house, painted yellow with green guttering.

Tuesday The House

In the current housing market, you buy what you can afford, even if it is haunted.

A swing hanging from a tree branch.  Caption reads: "Life has simple pleasures that never should get old."

Wednesday Simple Pleasures

Why should kids get all the fun? A poem about adults enjoying kid stuff.

Red question mark with the caption: "Can you put a price on a human life? This contract killer can.

Thursday Contract

Can you put a price on a human life? This contract killer can.

Photo of Fanta, a brindle Staffordshire bull terrier (staffie) holding a squeaky toy hotdog.  Caption reads: "I had the best time!"

Friday The Visitor

Fanta is a very tired, but very happy dog.

Drawing of Toad, in hard hat and overalls. Caption reads: "Toad could not get her flippers into boots."

Saturday Into The Void

In chapter 7 of The Venomous Void, Wendy, Frederick and the animals enter the void. They find something unexpected.

What I’ve been reading this week

  • In her post This One’s for the Writers, Rebecca Frost talks about how much she’s written, both published and unpublished, prior to her “debut novel” being released.
  • T. Maxwell-Harrison’s sad, evocative poem Broke Mirror
  • I haven’t read it yet, but look forward to it: Andrea, Children’s Book Illustrator, in collaboration with more than 20 authors, has released Creative Gems Volume 1.

I haven’t read as much as usual this week. I’ve had to visit the real world for medical appointments, and some grandchild time.

By Iris Carden

Iris Carden is an Australian indie author, mother, grandmother, and chronic illness patient. On good days, she writes. Because of the unpredictability of her health, she writes on an indie basis, not trying to meet deadlines. She lives on a disability support pension now, but her ultimate dream is to earn her own living from her writing.

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