Some days writing very much feels like that, every story has a 'last chance' feel to it. It's just the way it is. Living with a creative mind isn't always easy but it is always interesting.I really like this new book [Lure the Lie]. The characters make me laugh and the story was properly fun … Continue reading Last Chance Train
If you've been here a while you know that, Long Cool Woman is Ellie's song. The reason for this blog post is because of an email I got this morning. I thought, maybe, we'd have a chat about it. Stick around for some writer truths.For almost 20 years, Ellie Conway lived in my head. I … Continue reading Long Cool Woman
It's been quite a week! The final changes were made to Raidbyte, after I waded through the proof. Kinda fun to be honest. And there is something particularly awesome about a hardback. I do love it. At some stage I will update the info on Amazon because it says nothing ... but they make the … Continue reading The singer sang his song …
Or wait, wait, wait ... but I prefer to dance. 🙂 It's how I'm wired. Currently, my wrist is driving me bonkers. Without wearing the wrist widget I can't do much without pain. There's only so much the wrist widget can do, it doesn't help much when I need to move heavy furniture to clean … Continue reading Dance, Dance, Dance.
Just for fun, let's imagine I'm not drinking? Yeah, didn't work did it? 🙂 🙂 Surprise ... It's Sunday night I fucking earned this Cab Sav. How, you say? By finishing THE FINAL byte short so I can get this last boxed set sorted. OMG. I know, right? Also, I'm doing something else with it … Continue reading It’s the weekend and whatnot
The weekend is over. It's full steam ahead into a new week!I'm talking to council on Thursday, pitching a project that involves Upper Hutt, our bookshop, and the greater Wellington Region. I'm hoping we get funding and then I can tell you all about it and start talking to some amazing local and regional authors … Continue reading Monday, Monday
This has been going on for a while now, but, fuck me, it's pretty annoying to a certain age group (mine). The thing is ... When you say "I'm working on myself." We want to know what kind of tools you're using. Is there a hammer? Has some body part come loose that needs reattaching? … Continue reading Have you noticed …?
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
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
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?