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
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
Howdy. I've been binge watching Blindspot on Neon. I knew I'd love it. It's 100% up my alley. What I didn't realise was how much would be familiar to me, tech and also story wise. Clearly the writers had some serious fun with this series. Anyway, I was watching the other day and someone said … Continue reading Blindspot cross-over
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
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
So a few things this week, early July is a mixed bag with an anniversary that makes me smile despite the origin and an anniversary of an event that tore my life apart. That's enough in the first few days, right? But no, not this year ... now we have Byte Series pens!! Hooray!! (There … Continue reading Couldn’t Have Said It Better Myself