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I am a full-time mama with a passion for writing and talking to fascinating people. I live in a one horse town with a Cowboy and my son. Thank Lord for cyberspace! I lived a colourful life in Sydney for a number of years. Working in advertising and journalism for FPC and the Sydney Morning Herald. During my time in Sydney I competed in a Dragon Boat race, choreographed a dragshow, used the Share Accomodation advertisements as a way to meet men and was told by Noiseworks frontrunner Jon Stevens that I was a bitch! Then came the decision to move back to country for 3 months to help out my Father with newspaper business while he was having treatment. Convinced I was a city girl I was caught by surprise when I fell in love with a farmer (and no, he didn't want a wife... still doesn't it seems!) convinced him that we needed to see the world, popped off to Vietnam to teach english in Saigon - before realising that the "food" in Nam didn't agree with me... turned out to be Monte - my son who is now with the Cowboy and I back in country NSW! I am in a wonderful stage of my life where I am focusing on the things that really make me tick. Including writing these chronicles.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Tough Lessons -

Part 6 -Tough Lessons - Discovering  I'm no Molly Meldrum.....
(two parts left)
Star Struck In Excess ( to read complete series click on Jon Stevens in key words to the side then scroll to the bottom and read to the top! )

By now I am feeling like the biggest failure that graced the Century Tavern.
Believe me, I think a few have graced those floors.
The come-down was hard, maybe I didn't have what it took to cut it as a rock-star journalist.
I had pissed off all and sundry.
The Editor of Metro took it into his hands. I rewrote the article a little, but it was good to see he was taking my side a little more.
He had called JS' manager.
He reported the outcome back to me.
"He is just annoyed that the article focuses on why Steven's left INXS and not about his new album," the Editor said "Screw them, who cares about his new album" he said.
I gulped.
This whole thing was starting to make me feel uncomfortable.
I thought I'd interview Jon Stevens and we'd be friends for life after that.
Really didn't want to piss anyone off.
Maybe I didn't have what it took to be a journalist after all?
 I submitted what I had to the Editor and he must have reworked it a fair bit - because in the end we had a shared by-line - but that was cool. I got my by-line - my first EVER rockstar interview - filled and filled with drama....

oh and if you wanted to read the finished product you can check it out here......

don't sit there sighing like this ending was a bit of an anti-climax

 - the story is still not over....


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