NSW Writers Centre Speculative Fiction Festival

I headed off to the NSW Writers Centre Speculative Fiction Festival yesterday. It was a chilly morning when we left the Upper Hunter at around 5am, but we made good time, and arrived just before the registration time of 9am. It's always a bit of a guessing game travelling to Sydney from here. On a … Continue reading NSW Writers Centre Speculative Fiction Festival

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When You Finish Your First Draft (And How Being Too Close To Your Own Work Can Be A Problem)

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)

Writing, Writing and Continuing to Dream

It's been busy. We've just come back from three weeks overseas in Canada and the US, and I'm about to launch back into my day job, while of course continuing to write.Hague Publishing has just sent the file of Frontier Incursion to the printer. It was released as an eBook in late September 2012, and … Continue reading Writing, Writing and Continuing to Dream

Editing

I'm in the middle of editing the manuscript for Frontier Resistance, and I'm finding it an interesting process, the second time around. It's not enormously different, but it is less confronting and less daunting. I've spoken at a few events about my first book, and I've usually described the manuscript acceptance notification as "interesting."  There's … Continue reading Editing