The Week in Review

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

The Week in Review

What I’ve Written

Drawing of a beam coming from a flying saucer, causing fire. Caption reads: "Colony Work in progress."

Sunday: What Happens Now?

What happens when I finish writing the first draft of a book?

Drawing, North Pole with a red sleigh, a house, A Christmas tree and a snowman. Caption reads: "What's Santa doing now?"

Monday: What’s Santa Doing Now?

A little girl asks her Grandma about Santa.

Drawing of a cage, with a door missing, and blood pooled and spattered. Caption reads: "The cage door was gone."

Tuesday: Vigilante

In a violent encounter between a human and a werewolf, who is at fault?

Drawing of a red Christmas bauble, with glitter around the middle, on a Christmas tree. Caption reads: A glass Christmas bauble, shiny and bright."

Wednesday: Bauble

A glass Christmas bauble, shiny and bright, encircled with glitter, reflecting the light…

Drawing of Santa's sleigh flying past the full moon, with a glitter trail behind. Caption reads: "They hoped for a glimpse of a sleigh flying by."

Thursday: Christmas Eve

Two children on Christmas Eve watch out their window looking for Santa.

Photo of Fanta, a brindle Staffordshire bull terrier (staffy) asleep on a red couch, snuggled up with throw rugs. Caption reads: "I'm such a tired dog!"

Friday: Tired Dog

Fanta had a big week and is a very tired dog.

Photo of Iris Carden's books. Caption reads: "Excerpt from a book."

Saturday: Group Meeting Chapter 2

I haven’t started a new work in progress yet, so here’s a chapter from one I wrote earlier.

What I’ve Read (Reviews)

Needles poem by Brian Bilston. Adorable poem about what happens if you don’t water your Christmas-tree shaped poem.

Chorus in the Wind poem by Keith Garrett (Man of Many Thoughts) A delightful poem about the sounds of the Christmas season.

The Old Ways poem by The Hermit Poet (Edge of Humanity Magazine) A poem about an older style of parenting, and dealing with minor problems.

The Forest poem by T. Maxwell Harris (Psychedelic Wizard) A reflective poem set in a snowy forest.

Always Too Soon poem by Dawn Renee Miller (Dawn Renee Writes) A sad poem, reminding us that people have struggles we don’t know about.

A Look at a Book

Cover of Fred Flamingo Wants to Dance, by Iris Carden. Features watercolour of three flamingos.

Fred Flamingo Wants to Dance

Fred Flamingo has left his friends and his lake, and has gone to look for someone who can teach him how to dance. Will he find what he’s looking for?

While you’re here…

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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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