What do I do every day?

Well every day is different and also extremely busy.

Since I am also an acupuncturist, I often have to do an acupuncture treatment for an hour and then go back to the computer to read and answer emails from schools, bookshops and Doofuzz Dudes fans. I  pack up sets of books to send to schools and bookshops and then run them up to the post office.

Today I spent the morning proof reading the manuscript of the eighth book in the Doofuzz Dudes series – The Planet Zok.

Often I visit schools and talk to students. I also drive interstate to visit schools. I’ve just come back from a week in Victoria and a week in Queensland.

While I was in Victoria I attended the Yabba Awards presentation and visited five schools – Sunbury Heights, Ardmona, Axedale, Moama and Echuca East Primary Schools. In Queensland I visited Our Lady of the Angels Primary and Mary Immaculate Primary and spoke at Clarindale Library.

I also do book signings at bookshops. Two weeks ago I did a booksigning at the new Angus and Robertson store at Top Ryde. I love talking to parents, children and librarians who pass through the stores. Christmas is always a busy time for me as I often go to a different bookshop each day.

In fact it’s very hard for me to find time  to relax because if I’m not visiting schools, I’m most likely getting my next book ready – and that’s a lot of hard work! I have to proof read the book; organise the artwork; think about all the little extras I’m going to add to the back of the book (like the dictionary, glossary, extra bits of environmental information and the photos); get the ISBN and barcode ordered; get printing quotes and get the cover designed. Printing is a very exhausting and exacting business.

As you can see my days are very full!!

Vasey Tove



Filed under Personal appearances, Roslyn Motter, School visits, Uncategorized, Writing

6 responses to “What do I do every day?

  1. sandysays1

    Good luck! You’re going to continue to discover the business end of writing is the never ending one. Looks like you are well into it and doing fine.

  2. So true! Luckily, I wrote eighteen stories in the Doofuzz Dudes series in three years while I was on a roll. Then I started publishing them and now my mind is so full of marketing strategies etc that I don’t have any room left for new ideas for my series – nor any time to write them. I think I’ve moved into the left side of my brain!
    Luckily I have enough manuscripts written to coast by on for the next few years.
    I think I need to close up shop for six months and start writing again!!!

  3. heavenearthwoman

    Hi Roslyn! I have a young niece who has read Rescue Moondar. She just loved the whole reading experience!! She passed it onto me and I’d like to say that is was a real reading delight!!! I love your writing style and imaginative ideas! How fascinating that you are not only such a colourful writer, but you are an acupuncturist and accountant!! You certainly are a multi-talented young woman!!
    Congratulations on writing this book! I really feel that your stories and writing method are unique and incredibly valuable as a learning tool for any person interested in improving their creative writing abilities!!!
    Best wishes, Talita 🙂

    • Roslyn

      Hi Talita,
      Thanks for your good wishes. I’m so glad your niece liked the books and very excited that you enjoyed them too.
      I should hire you as my publicist! I could use that enthusiasm.
      Vasey Tove

  4. Connor

    Hi Roslyn,
    I am a huge fan and I love your books. I want to be just like you when I am older! Keep on writing. Your doing a great job!!
    #1 Fan!

  5. Roslyn

    hi Connor!
    Thanks for your support. I’m sure you’ll be a great writer sooner, rather than later!
    Vasey Tove

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