Some nights are just not worth the effort, last night was such a night. Very little sleep and a lot of brain rambling. It's not like my brain was busy working out a plot point or anything, it was not, it was rambling! Thoughts wandered all over the map. Should I add indigo or teal … Continue reading Your Wildest Dreams
Today is September 25th. It's the cancelled VAPORBYTE launch day. Tonight there will be tequila. 🙂 Apart from the disappointment of the year (and it really has been back to back disappointment and learning to roll with the punches) ... I'm working on two new projects.I know, two. My head is shaking as well.One is … Continue reading Into the Great Wide Open
I'm not sure I can play music any louder today. Apparently, the album I've decided I need to hear right now is "Lost Highway" by Bon Jovi.And yes, I do know the words to every song. No doubt the neighbors are unimpressed. This week, I need this so there ya go.Music is like a blanket … Continue reading She put the boy back in cowboy.
Floundering a bit at the moment. Turns out I'm not 100% convinced that I know what I'm going to do next. It's quite a weird feeling after years of knowing exactly what the next step was - listen to Ellie and write, rinse and repeat.Now it's wide open and could be anything and I don't … Continue reading What am I waiting for?
Welcome to Friday. Turns out I'm getting older and I'm not super thrilled about it. The age thing is okay, I mean, I'm glad I'm not a freaking Zoomer. Imagine? What's not okay is arthritis and not being able to do what I've always done (and taken for granted). So, today I went looking for … Continue reading Just Older
Tuesday in the bookshop wasn't I thought it would be. Nope. Not at all. When I walked up this morning I had one thought on my mind. There's a scene in Vaporbyte when Ellie recognizes someone in a photo from a bar. And I needed to add a wee sentence. I know I needed to … Continue reading She Didn’t Do Magic
Thank you for that song, Sailor. It's a catchy little number.It's ear worm material. I'm not even sorry. 🙂 https://youtu.be/qumA791iaJc Enjoy.There is precious little writing happening this week. I do need to knuckle down and get the 'first draft' of the new book completed. Slow going when I'm not actually opening the file ... seems … Continue reading Girls, Girls, Girls
Welcome to the first week back in the bookshop after eight weeks at home. It's the first day of the first week. Pretty sure I've already offended people on Facebook by being me, but, you know what? I'm always me, fucking deal with it. And what I say on my own page, is entirely up … Continue reading No Apologies
Thank you Garth Brooks for the fantastic song/blog title. Some of you know that I've been struggling for quite sometime with this new book. It's opening 10k has been re-written four times now because I couldn't find my voice and didn't feel comfortable with the POV. Turns out, it's hard leaving my comfort zone and … Continue reading Friends in low places
Welcome to Friday and the ridiculous made up holiday that is Feb 14th. Yeah, I'm not a fan. Been a funny old week, hence the blog title. I'm not going to elaborate but I imagine you can all figure it out. Work started properly on the new book. It has no title. It's a tad … Continue reading Stalky McStalkerson