As I sit here, buried under the cat (The cat MUST sit on me every time I write, and because it's hot he's extra cuddly) typing away, I'm pondering the past year. I'm sure nearly every blogger in the world will write a retrospective post, and to a certain extent, so am I this year. … Continue reading The End of 2014 and the Writing Year Ahead
It's the time of year when everyone posts about Christmas. I was thinking I'd do the same thing, but then I decided that I'd be a bit different and post about something else. There's been a lot of stuff happening this year. For the first time, my husband and I have been 'empty nesters' - … Continue reading When Peace Is Shattered.
It's hard to write what I'm really feeling tonight. Thirty six hours ago a gunman took hostages in the Lindt cafe in Martin Place in Sydney, and about seventeen hours later, the gunman and two hostages died. By all accounts, the gunman was a nutter with a previous record of violence and the two hostages … Continue reading Thoughts on the Sydney Siege.
I'm sitting here after a week of thunderstorms and intermittent rain, enjoying a cool breeze coming through the door next to me, and watching a program on Mercy Ships. On the program, the ship has docked at the Democratic Republic of Congo, and the statistics being flung around are almost unbelievable. I'm struck by how fortunate … Continue reading
Like myself, you've probably spent the last few years being bombarded with all kinds of online information. As a writer, I've wandered through free sites that have offered some excellent tips on improving my writing skills, and I've also been offered the 'opportunity' to purchase all kinds of revolutionary marketing services and all of the … Continue reading Stuff On The Internet
Yesterday our daughter and I were sitting down having coffee with my parents. Dad's always been a fan of Science Fiction and Fantasy, as are both of our kids. It was recently our son's birthday, and since I knew that he didn't have a paperback set of The Hunger Games books, we decided to give … Continue reading Why It’s A Good Idea To Read Book 1 First