You know that moment that you dread? The one when you're happily using your laptop, and without warning, the screen goes completely black? That happened several weeks ago. So, after googling (on my phone) a variety of fixes, none of which worked, it was necessary to call (an actual voice call!) for help. An hour … Continue reading Back After a Computer ‘Moment’
There are times When evidence is not enough For some who think They know And are More than those Whose lives Have been devoted To humanity’s survival There are those Whose eyes do not Peer through scopes But see Online More truth From memes Or YouTube Than evidence in journals There are problems When the … Continue reading There Are
I've been having a bit of an introspective afternoon today. There's a lot of Covid stuff happening in Australia right now, and suffice it to say, that I was having a moment. So I wrote a poem. Summer Has Gone Summer has gone And with it The buoyancy, The sunlight, And the freedom From lack … Continue reading An Introspective Afternoon
It's been a while since I wrote about writing. This year we've been a bit inundated with COVID type stuff, and sometimes I let off steam by using my blog as my soapbox. But I've still been writing regularly. For a little while it was a bit harder than usual. I think COVID fatigue may … Continue reading Writing Update
I'm currently deep in editing the sequel to Amethyst Pledge. As I've been working my way through the story, I have been struck by how often I need to tighten the dialogue, the sentences and the structure. It's pretty normal stuff for a writer - reading back what you wrote, to discover that some of … Continue reading Writing Moments
The 17th of April now is only about six weeks away. That's when Amethyst Pledge will be officially launched. It's been up for a few weeks on Netgalley as an ARC with some pleasing reviews. The launch will be held at one of our local cafes, Double Picc, where part of the story was written, … Continue reading Countdown to New Book, and the Great Toilet Paper Crisis
I received an email this week from Ezvid Wiki, and discovered that my Frontier series has been 'wiki-ed' on their site under '10 Australian Authors Who Write Amazing Science Fiction.' 😊😊😊 You can find the entry here.
I'm currently doing a very hefty rewrite of the second book in a series. The first one will come out later this year, and I've seen some absolutely marvellous concept cover art from Jade at Steam Power Studios. I really can't wait to see the finished thing, but back to what I was wrestling with … Continue reading Asking the Big Questions
I think that recently, nearly all of my widely scattered blog posts have been about being busy, and as I sit here, cat parked upon me, I'm contemplating just how many evenings I'll have at home this week. That would be...one... And of course I have a new book coming out this year. That does … Continue reading New Book Coming This Year! And Other Stuff.
Well, after several months hiatus, here I am, putting fingertips to keyboard once again. Once again, the busyness of life has managed to get in the way of blogging. I enjoy blogging, but it's the thing I don't do when other stuff takes over. This time around it's been a combination of things. We arrived … Continue reading Back Again and Other Stuff