So you wanna be a writer?Are you nuts? Seriously, don't do it, not unless you are so driven that you can see it through. Are you prepared for what it takes to write an entire novel? Yeah, I know, everyone wants to write a book. Thing is, mostly, people want to have written a book. … Continue reading Stick To Your Guns
If you've visited my Facebook page or the bookshop's page you'll already know (depending on whether FB allowed you to see the post) that "Inside Quote Marks" event in Sept was cancelled. It's postponed not cancelled but Facebook doesn't allow postponment without a definite date and we're waiting to have the date we want confirmed. … Continue reading Things change …
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.
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 …
Things are coming together for the April 9th event. Of course, now, the country has gone back to Level 2 and Auckland is Level 3 ... and that throws things a bit. Makes me wonder if we'll get to the event at all. We tried last year and couldn't make it happen. Fingers crossed!I haven't … Continue reading And We Danced
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
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
This year marks my tenth year in this industry. Obviously, my journey began long before 2009 because, well, you don't write a book overnight. Nor do you learn your craft, overnight. My journey began in about 1992. It began because I wanted to read something with real women in it. I wrote a lot and … Continue reading Ten years …
This was supposed to happen last February but it didn't (remember how my publishing life turned upside down last year?). I've spent the last few days trying to find original files and whatnot to make this happen now. There was much stress. Much blue air. Twice I had to start again with various files. But, … Continue reading Volume Three!
Me talking with Pete Turner and having some fun! It's all about Qubyte and the awesomeness that is the Byte Series. 🙂 https://youtu.be/Tg6GBi1OGwQ Here's the links: The Byte Series, In Between Byte, Boxed sets, Paperbacks. Listen, enjoy, leave us a comment. Happy New Year world. 2019 is looking okay.