And I'm back ~ You may not have noticed my absence but I was gone all week and now I'm back. I had a magnificent fourish days in Christchurch with my sister from other parents. 🙂 There's really no photos of the trip because the only reason for it was to spend time together. No … Continue reading The One I Love
I've been around long enough to know that some people are Bad to the Bone. There is nothing redeeming about them at all. I've written a few characters like that over the years. I'm sure AD Owen liked puppies the way Cruella de Vil liked puppies. (Byte reference for those who don't know who Owen … Continue reading Bad to the Bone
I decided to treat myself with some new books for Christmas. One is a paperback from our bookshop, that one is amazing and I am loving it [Sinai Soldiers by Dave Hayward]. Problem with paperbacks is I can't read them them at night. I read on a device at night (kindle or phone). So, I … Continue reading New books & teaching aids!
I was talking about how writers minds work the other day, and how trusting yourself is important. How much a writer needs to trust their own brain to do what needs to be done. Some days are infinitely better than others in the trust department! Thing is, anything creative requires a certain amount of trust. … Continue reading The shitasticness of creativity.
It was not an easy task choosing a winner from the wonderful character suggestions. Was definitely a fun exercise.The winning character did need to fit into the story so far and I think the winner does that. Well, it's my story, so, I should know. 🙂 The winner is in bold type.These are the characters … Continue reading And the winner is …
Today, I was writing (imagine?). It's pretty fun, not gonna lie. Really enjoying Lure the Lie and getting inside Crockett and Ronnie's heads. It really is fascinating finding out what makes these two tick. My characters needed to secure something today. Something small but in the wrong hands it would get people killed. The more … Continue reading Walls
^^^ That's Kevin Costner and Modern West's new song. I do like it! But then, I'm a bit of a Modern West fan, so there was a good chance I would.It's Wednesday. The week is rocking along rather quickly as always. Words are mounting up in Lure the Lie. I'm really getting into this story. … Continue reading Heavy like the Rain
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.