My beloved nemesis… Joy Street will be my masterpiece. A novel, an Australian gothic novel even, set in the 1960’s and 70’s and based loosely on my crazy family history. Dark themes that will need warnings on the cover, literary aesthetic, and a feminist retelling of a story about four sisters who grew up in a loving home, only to face monstrosity once they stepped out onto the footpath of their state owned street. I was fifteen when I declared I would wait until I was forty before I wrote Joy Street and I was forty-one when I enrolled in a writing degree. Joy Street deserves my best. Watch this space.