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
Part of me is delighted, because last year I knitted AWESOME jerseys but the rest of me is unimpressed because I like summer and very much dislike winter. (And it's coming!) Yesterday I wore my big purple knitted jacket, it was cold enough. Today, I'm working from home so an old hoodie will do the … Continue reading Almost jersey weather!
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.
Character, plot, rainbow! No it's a thing, stop looking like that. It's a fucking thing because I created it last night with all the post it flags and a copy of Snakebyte, and tequila. Yeah, I'm not kidding. Just ask anyone I was talking to last night while delightedly flashing my Snakebyte/rainbow. Sounds rude. It … Continue reading Character, plot, what now?
I spend quite a bit of time thinking/wondering, to be honest. It's kinda part of the whole "I'm a writer" thing. If I didn't wonder about things then stories and books wouldn't be written. They're basically me thinking with my fingers on the keyboard. Sometimes it's subconscious, other times it isn't. Anyway, the other day … Continue reading Sometimes I wonder …
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?