Actually, it's been Australia Day in Australia for the past thirteen or fourteen hours already. But it's still only morning on the 26th here in Canada. We're a little behind.
Just wanted to extend my wishes for a brilliant Australia Day for friends and family back home, as well as to every ex-pat no matter where in the world they find themselves.
I celebrated with some Vegemite on toast this morning. Well, it was Vegemite on rice cakes, but it was still bloody delicious, and it made me do a happy dance in my seat as I ate. There are no words to express the profundity of my love for Vegemite.
I'm also celebrating today because I have finally finished the second pass of edits on Daughters of Britain. I have now officially shelved the manuscript. It will stay put away until this time next month, when I'll drag it out for one last edit before sending it off the Beta Reader number one.
Now, I can concentrate on writing The Third Prince full time. This is going to wreak hell on my emotional state (The Great Man series is very dark, and very sad), as I tend to sink into the moods of my characters a lot. Luckily, I have martial arts to help me work it all out and return to a healthier emotional state.
Today, however, I'm giving myself a "do no work" day as a celebration. I'm going to spend today reading. It'll be nice to settle in with a book. It's been too long since I've just had a chance to settle in and read for a day.
So, on that note, I'm off to do nothing important!