… and brushed that rakish lock of hair out of his smouldering grey eyes

I have finished the first drafts for the Melbourne Romance Writer’s Guild logo. I have to say, I really did enjoy doodling away at women holding hearts and sitting on piles of books and manuscripts. It is definitely my kind of project. Not there are too many illustrations projects that I have come across that aren’t my kind of project. Fortunately I still haven’t been asked to draw any horses which is a very good thing but I did once have to draw some bicycles – boy, that was tough. Anyway. The Melbourne Romance Writer’s Guild sub-committee came over for morning tea last weekend and they were lovely! No muu-muus, no huge earrings, but they were far from disappointing. There was a lot of talk about what a big hunk Eminem is and how we all secretly think Jon Bon Jovi is too, they loved my specially made coffee cake and oohed-and-aahed very appropriately at my new business cards. After much talk I was secretly wishing I could join their gang but you have to be a) a romance writer and b) not just a “yeah I’m thinking about writing a romance” writer but a serious romance writer – serious as in wanting to get published, not serious as in no laughs – not at all. So now I am wondering if they might accept a romance illustrator into their crew. (And you will be pleased to know that Big-P left his shirt on – and infact he ran and hid in the study when it was mentioned in passing).