Tamara McWilliam Blog

on 08-Oct-2017
  • October

Well I am disappointed to say I have lost my 'Hacked' virginity. I have officially be Hacked by someone in some foreign country. Let me start at the beginning....This weekend has been a strange weekend. Saturday was busy and frustrating, Daughter of the Tiler-man is so so close to being complete but there are still some finer points to get through... (Finer points in writers terms mean 'bloody annoying bits and pieces'.) I have noticed over the past week I have had e-mails returned to me, when I have read where the messages were returned from they were weird email addresses I have never seen before. It was then I was notified by my email supplier to change my password as they noticed unusual activity on my account. Easy done. But it was too late!! I received ANOTHER email but this time from Amazon saying I had successfully changed my email and password. The  LOVELY people (I am being sarcastic by the way... the words I would use to describe them really wouldn't be appropriate for a blog) had already hacked my amazon account and changed the email address and password to the KDP section where I get my royalties for my books!! And it was about now I went into total freak out mode!!! After taking a few deep breaths, calling American Amazon and clearing up this mess, I now have my KDP account back in my control with no damage done. (My apologies to anyone I usually send emails to and have received SPAM messages from me lately!)Then came Sunday!   Today looked a little like this.... 

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on 29-Sep-2017
  • September
  • se

I don't know if I am chasing the moon or the sun at the moment... It has come to the pointy end of writing 'Daughter of the Tiler-man.' The point where I come home from a full day at work, cook, clean, sort the kids and the hubby then get into writing/edits and re-reads. This usually takes me until 2:00-2:30am. I fall asleep utterly exhausted then wake to my husband getting ready for work at 6:00am... Yep we are talking about four hours sleep... so you see I don't know if I am chasing the moon away or chasing the sun up. By sun up I am back to work. Thank Goodness this part doesn't last for too long!! I found a picture on the internet that aptly describes how I feel about now... I thought I would share it with you :-)  

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on 18-Sep-2017
  • September

...'It's comin' round the bend...' The first book in the 'Mosconi Series' is about to be sent to edits! It has been exciting to get back into writing a series again. The Mosconi Series is in smiliar vein to the Willow Tree Series, a contemporary, gritty series dealing with the harsh realities of life in todays society. There will be three novels in The Mosconi Series with release dates of November for the first novel, 'Daughter of the Tillerman.'  A March Release for the second novel and June release for the third. (Actual Book launch dates and locations to come.) 

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on 07-Sep-2017

I remember when I gave birth to my first child my mother told me, 'They don't come with a manual.' You know what... Life doesn't come with one either. The last few months of my life have been challenging. It has been challenging for a myriad of reasons. I am at the pointy end of raising teenagers and that equates to two beautiful dependant souls becoming independent, they are forming their own personalities and is difficult to navigate at times. I feel I am in a strange place at the moment... I am so busy at times I don't know if I am Arthur or Martha. There are never enough hours in a day and there seems to be such mammoth obstacles put in front of me at random times of late.  Mornings can be a calm and happy place but by lunch all hell has broken loose! Then the calm follows before another major issues rears its ugly head. By night fall when I am tucked into bed and everyone is asleep I just sit and stare trying to wrap my head around the crazy day that just passed me by. Nothing seems to go according to plan these days no matter how hard I try, there is ALWAYS something that goes array. I have seriously had moments of 'Deer in the headlight," when I just look like a stunned mullet thinking to myself... WTF!  

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on 27-Aug-2017
  • August

Spring is in the air, housekeeping and gardening aren't the only things getting a clean out in this household! Let's start with the gardening.... It is always calming to look at a beautiful garden. I think it is the best place to start! 

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on 21-Aug-2017

The time has come and boy hasn't it come around quickly! The new series I am working on is called the "Mosconi Series" It is a three book series based around a family called the Mosconi's. (Yes... that is all you get for now... you will have to stay tuned for more information to follow) Over the past two weeks I have been in discussions with my editor as to booking in the dates to send each book to edits. The first of these three babies (Daughter of the Tillerman) is due to be sent to edits in ONLY three weeks! (I think butterflies just skipped in my belly and not out of excitement, 'Holy Shit' I only have three weeks!!') So... this is pretty much sums up my life a the moment... 

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on 13-Aug-2017

My blog this week is a little nostalgic. I have been listening to quite a bit of Glen Campbell of late since his passing. As a young girl I used to listen to quite a lot of Glen Campbell due to my Mum being a huge fan of his. I am sure she owns every vinyl record he ever produced...There is one particular song of his that resonated with me as a youth (I am assuming due to the beat and sound because I honestly had no idea what he was singing about!) It wasn't until I became a grown married woman with children did the song Dreams of the Everyday Housewife really have a massive impact on me.  

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on 06-Aug-2017
  • August

This week, seven days passed with five huge events. It all started with a trip to Macksville hospital. My eldest child plays football (much to my distress!) He injured his ankle in a tackle which resulted in spending five hours in the Macksville Hospital ER.  

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on 27-Jul-2017

It is not often you get a weekend in the middle of the week! The last two days have been sensational! I went to work on Monday like I usually do, I was busy and came home late as usual. Tuesday rolled around. Once a year my Mum and I (who work together) volunteer haircutting for Lifetime Connect when they hold their annual pamper day. This was the day... It was held at the Macksville Ex-Services club and boy wasn't it fun! After we did a little haircutting it was time for high tea.. 

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on 23-Jul-2017
  • July

Growing up I remember my grandmother often saying time flies. 'Enjoy life darling, before you know it you will be old just like me and wonder where all of the years have disappeared to.'  At this I would roll my eyes and think the poor love was stark raving mad! Time flies! Ha! What a load of crap!   I have since left school, started work and had a family. You know what.... She was right!! Time really does fly. 

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