Newsletter: November 2018

In November, we were ...

WORKING ON

Daisy:

  • editing a document on problem gambling in New Zealand

  • editing scholarly articles on chronic pain, health-record linking and the association between depression and alcohol abuse

  • editing a textbook on torts

India:

  • editing a family history

  • editing a novel for 8–12-year-olds

  • writing about a hydroponic microgreen-growing business in Wellington

  • writing about iD Dunedin Fashion Week’s 20th anniversary

  • writing about the Pepeha project from Designwork

  • lots of blogging (see below)

READING

Daisy: The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller, Replacement Girl by Ann Beaglehole, Don't Tell Mum I Work on the Rigs, She Thinks I'm a Piano Player in a Whorehouse by Paul Carter, Daughter of Gloriavale by Lilia Tarawa

India: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman, The Wych Elm by Tana French, The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See

DOING

Daisy: breaking out the first of the Christmas movies with my girls (we’re this close to December, right? We can start now?)

India: spending an incredible two-and-a-half weeks in San Antonio and Vancouver

LOVING

Daisy: the ready-in-ten-minutes pasta lunches my husband has been preparing for me for when I emerge from a busy morning in the office. Garlic and parmesan form the bulk of the accompaniment, but I can’t get enough of them 

India:  new music from Lily Allen and The Streets, meaning I can be both nostalgic and semi-relevant

COLES & LOPEZ NEWS

TIP OF THE MONTH

Coles & Lopez still have manuscript assessment spaces available for December and January. Shout your creative loved ones the gift of brutally honest criticism - get in touch!