‘Tis Almost the Season

Blog | Posted by Carole on Wednesday 16 November 2011

So what does a writer do when they have a tight deadline and a book due by Christmas? They take the afternoon off and make Christmas puddings, of course!

Lili and I make puddings every year. It’s fun. I do the weighing, Lili likes to do the mixing…with her hands. It’s very gooey.

Unfortunately, while they are cooking (takes four hours), the writer then has to go back to work to make up the lost time. And you don’t get to eat the fruits of your labour for another six weeks!

16 Responses to “‘Tis Almost the Season”

  1. amy.is.awesome says:

    hey carole its amy again…. what are u making in the picture????? it looks good… i like to cook toO :) :) :D

    P.S. I LIKE UR APRON I THINK MY NAN HAS THE SAME ONE :)

    from amy

  2. willllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll says:

    WoW that looks delicheous:P

  3. amy.is.awesome says:

    hi carole sorry 2 bother u again but i forgot to put this in my other post on your blog.
    who is the other lady that is cooking?? your daughter???

    from amyy

  4. guillaume911x says:

    is it fun making em?

  5. Carole says:

    amy,
    as I say in the blog, we were making Christmas puddings. Yes that is my daughter. She is an author too.
    http://liliwilkinson.com.au/

  6. Carole says:

    guillaume,
    As I said, “it’s fun”.

  7. guillaume911x says:

    hi
    how many pages do u write a day?:)

  8. guillaume911x says:

    hi
    how many pages do u write a day?:)

  9. Carole says:

    guillaume,
    when I are writing a first draft, I aim for about 1000 words a day. I don’t know how many pages that is. Depends on what size font you use.

  10. guillaume911x says:

    wow:0
    i cant do 5 a day

  11. biggest_fan_adele says:

    Hi Carole,

    It looks so nice, I was wondering, what books as your daugther written and are they suitable for children?

  12. Carole says:

    guillaume,
    Five isn’t very many. I bet you could write a sentence a day!
    I’m sure you have other skills.

  13. Carole says:

    adele,
    Lili writes for young adults. You can see the books she has written on her website.
    http://liliwilkinson.com.au/books

  14. biggest_fan_adele says:

    Thankyou for replying. Maybe when I’m am much older I will try her books.

    From Adele

  15. guillaume911x says:

    ill try writing a sentence a day :|

  16. biggest_fan_adele says:

    I hope you enjoyed eating your puddings! I bet you had teh best fun! :)