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There are moments you live for as a writer. In a ‘moment’ of appreciation I decided to compile a list of the sweetest moments of them all.

  1. Getting an agent (TICK!)
  2. Getting your first book deal (TICK!)
  3. Getting your second book deal (TICK!)
  4. Getting your third book deal (come on, come on, come on!)
  5. Having your name printed on a library bag alongside Charles Dickens and J.R.R. Tolkien (TICK! I have proof! See image below!)
  6. Sitting on a panel next to the one and only Hazel Edwards who wrote your favourite picture book as a kid: There’s a hippopotamus on my roof eating cake. (TICK!)
  7. Being asked to judge literary awards you have previously failed to win (TICK!)
  8. Being invited to the swanky inaugural Prime Minister’s Literary Awards at Parliament House (TICK!)
  9. Going back to your primary school and university as a guest speaker (TICK!)
  10. Being the special guest on a TV show based around a guy in a possum suit (TICK!)

I could go on, but I will finish here with the top moment: writing – whether you are sitting in the sun by the window or in the passenger seat of the car on a long road trip or squeezing in a few hundred words on your lunch break – writing is the sweetest moment of them all.

I am quite the musical buff, so to inspire others to find their ‘moments’ I will leave you with David Hasselhoff (yes, DAVID HASSELHOFF) singing ‘This is the moment’ from Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. If I could find a quality version I would have left you with the Michael Ball version (the man my partner refers to as my boyfriend, because I have a big glee-like crush on him).

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  1. Treb #

    This is such an inspiring little post. I especially love:
    “Being asked to judge literary awards you have previously failed to win”

    It speaks of trials, tribulations and success in such a single simple sentence.

    September 23, 2011
  2. Ingrid Jonach #

    Thanks Treb! Your comment about how much is squeezed into one sentence reminds me of Ernest Hemingway’s famous six-word story: For sale. Baby shoes. Never worn.

    September 23, 2011

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