Today I finished the bulk of my first draft of my third book. What I mean by 'the bulk' is that I finished the meat of the story. I still have a couple of things to write, some loose ends to wrap up, and I'm still pondering whether I want to completely close the door … Continue reading When You Finish Your First Draft (And How Being Too Close To Your Own Work Can Be A Problem)
I've been watching a few Goodreads threads this week, and also a few threads on Facebook in a couple of group I participate in. They've been about a variety of things, but mostly about sexism and exploitation.I was struck by the variety of reasoning used by the various posters.There were discussions about historical accuracy in … Continue reading Pondering Ethics In The Real World, And The Worlds Of Our Imaginations.
Barbara Jefferis was an Australian Writer who was the first female president of the Australian Society of Authors. The Australian Society of Authors describes her thus: 'Barbara Jefferis was a feminist, a founding member of the Australian Society of Authors, its first woman President and, in the words of Thomas Keneally, 'a rare being amongst … Continue reading Barbara Jefferis Award Nomination
Well, I'm back. From four days of discussions, panels, cover art pose offs, and lots of fun. Continuum was my very first Science Fiction Convention, and I'm happy to say it most definitely won't be my last.I participated in three panels as a panellist, did a reading of Frontier Incursion, and ran a market stall … Continue reading Continuum
Next weekend I'll be at my very first Science Fiction Convention - Continuum X: Carnival of Lost Souls, in Melbourne. Although I've always loved reading Science Fiction, and now writing it, I've never been to one, as we've always lived in remote, and now rural, Australia.It's really interesting when you tell people that you're going … Continue reading Continuum X – Next Weekend’s activity!