Real stories from Australia's craziest family.
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sunday, 10th June 2018
Hi there! I'm so excited you're here, I'm told people don't read much anymore – which kinda sucks when you've spent your whole life thinking you'd grow up to be a writer.
Maybe that's why it's taken me 44 years to finally get a book out ‘Catch A Falling Star’ – OUT NOW! – or maybe I'm just such a chaotic mess it's a MIRACLE I've even got this far!
Read my stuff and there's a high chance you'll start feeling better about your life, either that or you won't feel quite so alone... I write about the precarious mental balancing act of living in the Anthropocene with my crazy never-boring family, memories of life in the 80s, and my wonderfully eccentric mum Jeanne Little, now "living with Alzheimer's".
People are always saying to me – "Wow! Your family should have it's own reality show!"
I'm expecting the call from Endemol Shine any day now... In the meantime I've made LittleFamily.com.au, a space to share my blogs which you can comment and rant about via Facebook. I've also linked up Instagram where I'm often demonstrating my imperfect parenting skills, and my Twitter feed where I pretend to look intelligent – so you won't miss a thing!
Please, please Comment & Share if you care! A writer with no Shares in cyberspace is like a tree falling in a forest with no one around to hear it – beautiful, but really fucking pointless.
sunday , 20TH october 2018
I have absolutely loved chatting with radio stations all around the country - I've been asked all kinds of fun questions! So you don't even have to read - you can just press play and listen.
SUNDAY, 12TH MAY 2019
I was thinking about Snow White. I was wondering if she was brought a breakfast tray when she was finally woken up from her long slumber in the glass case...
But then I remembered she was just a nubile virgin, innocent still of all the wonder and horror of life yet to come – and so she only got the kiss, no breakfast tray for her. No flower in a vase, no burnt toast and luke-warm cup of tea, just a kiss.
And why doesn't that surprise me – that the fairy tale ended there at the kiss?
SUNDAY, 23rd FEBRUARY 2019
It’s really lousy how intrinsically linked self worth is to money.
I’m currently selling my time for a wage to support my family. I’m grateful for the job, it was hard to get one. I thought the job would ‘make ends meet’ til my book came out and I got my writing career off the ground.
I've since looked up the word 'career' in the dictionary - the definition never mentions money once. I should have looked the word up earlier.
Over the years I’ve jokingly warned friends interested in writing a book being a writer is like having a part-time job every day of your life that you don’t get paid for. I thought all that would change once I got a book published, but so far the joke is on me.
Maybe that’s why I’ve felt a little lost lately, because up until publishing I could keep the dream alive.
I had hope.
Faith, Hope and Love. If you had a privileged white education like me - heaven forbid - you probably heard that passage read out of the bible in assembly more times than you heard your parents say they love you.
Faith, Hope and Love… the story of three young virgins who were taken away in a van and strangled.
Saturday , 1st deceMBER 2018
I've been thinking this week how in order to make it in this world, (whatever "it" is?), you need to be relentless.
I'm not by nature a relentless person, I'm more of a free spirit, I struggle with details and have a tendency like most creatives to procrastinate. My one virtue I suppose is that I'm passionate, and once I've made up my mind, pretty bloody determined. I must be, or I wouldn't finally have a book under my belt!
My book 'Catch A Falling Star' is really starting some great conversations. Photo from Drayton House, Beresford Hall.
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with my mum Jeanne Little
Suicide: BIRTHDAY BLUES
Saturday , 28TH OCTOBER 2018
My life has always, from time to time, gotten mad. It's the business – of show business.
I've grown up inside it, so to me it's normal, but I can understand how it could do some people's heads in. Weeks go by, months, sometimes years, toiling to make something you love, whether that's acting, directing, writing... and nothing may come of it.
You have to have ambition to keep driving for success, you need ego to keep believing in yourself, and you need to be selfish to keep prioritising that thing above everything else, even when it seems like madness –
it took me a long time to learn I had to be selfish.