I figured it'd be about ten by the time I get this written, so, there ya go. :)As many of you are aware, on Friday we had a wonderful event at Upper Hutt Library called: Books with Byte. It was great fun. Books with Byte ends the byte series. We launched Vaporbyte (both versions) because … Continue reading News at 10.
https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3Ic9DrVLjVrgbCbnhgbGzq?si=9d831887e4ab49bf I spent quite a bit of time tonight adding songs to the "Books with Byte" event playlist on Spotify. And then, I started listening to "The Eclectic Redneck" playlist. It was originally a CD called The Eclectic R Word ... but if you say that now young folk think you mean a particular slur. … Continue reading The Dance
I was talking to a friend at writing group today about the upcoming "Books with Byte" event. She mentioned that it sounds like I do it all myself.That would be, because I do.It never really occurred to me. Not like, sit and think about it, occurred to me. I knew I did everything myself but … Continue reading Today someone said …
There are different kinds of listening. We know this. There's listening to understand and we should all do more of that, and then there are those people who aren't really listening, they're waiting for space to speak. Sometimes they don't even wait, they just talk right over people. Don't be them! Sometimes people appear to … Continue reading Listening … and writing.
Let's chat about pirates ... not the fun Johnny Depp kind that drink rum, have a parrot, and live in fictional lands. But the arsehole type who steal the livelihood from hard working writers. Another batch of Google alerts this morning has thrown up more places with pirated copies of my books.There's been an upswing … Continue reading Let’s talk …
There was a blog post forming when I woke up ... but then it slipped away. Probably a good thing.Anyway, next weekend my class is all about POV, characters, and dialogue. Hence the title of this blog. It's a Train song that describes a woman, called Virginia. We learn a lot about her from the … Continue reading Meet Virginia
... when everything just pisses you off? ... when no matter how loud your music is you still want to stab someone?Yeah, that.Currently listening to the Psychobyte playlist via noise cancelling headphones so I can't hear ANYTHING else. Someone could be shot in the living room and I would hear nothing. Man, it's good!I know … Continue reading Ever had one of those days …
Quite a bit, as it happens. I actually do know things. (I drink and I know things ... I drink and I write things is probably more accurate.) I know ... ... how valuable time our time is. ... each day comes around only once, so hug your people, and be kind! ... being grateful … Continue reading What do I know?
Things are coming together for the April 9th event. Of course, now, the country has gone back to Level 2 and Auckland is Level 3 ... and that throws things a bit. Makes me wonder if we'll get to the event at all. We tried last year and couldn't make it happen. Fingers crossed!I haven't … Continue reading And We Danced
I've noticed the amping up of Valentine's related emails. I see them. I delete them. Fuck right off with your made up bullshit. If you only show your person how you feel once a year, you don't deserve a person. The end.On a nicer note ... [Nothing happens here] received it's first review, a 5-star … Continue reading This Ain’t a Love Song