Of markets, sunburn, and writing

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Ruon Crafts

This past weekend was the first market where I exhibited my own crafts! I’ve called it Ruon Crafts — because why not — and had some notebooks, amigurumi, bookmarks, etc.

Although it wasn’t a big or busy market, it was a good start not to be in a bustling place, I think. Well, partly because I’m flaring at the moment, and partly because people and anxiety.


Unfortunately for me the market was outside and even though sunscreen came into play, I still got a severe sunburn. Nice. Not that I realised that until I got home… So, after sun, paracetamol, et al, it is. Hopefully it will be OK in a few days.

But, that being done, I can spend some more time on writing at the moment, or at least for about two weeks, before I need to make sure that I have the rest of the stuff for the Christmas market ready! That will be a church market, but if the previous night market’s is anything to go by, it will be a good challenge for my anxiety — wow there was a lot of people!



The first thing I need to get to with regard to writing, is getting my Patreon page back into shape. The past few months have been a whirlwind of activity and of flares (as if I need those in my life!) and I really want to get the Patreon Page ready for The Big Reveal at the end of November.

I realise that this year has been a bit of a flop in some ways (and awesomely awesome in other ways), but I don’t really see why I need to wait for 1 January to press “restart”.

I’ve therefore decided that October will be the month when I press “restart”, relook and my goals for the year, and see which I can still reach and which I need to move on to next year. (The radio drama will have to wait, for instance!)

Please keep an eye on the blog to see what I’m up to and when what will be posted and published!


And, lastly, huge thank you to everyone who follows and reads my blog! It means so much to me!


By Carin Marais

Bibliophile, writer of speculative fiction, non-fiction, and maybe-fiction, language practitioner, doer of stuff.

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