Thanks to Leonard Cohen for the blog title (yes, there will be a link down below to this track). It's probably no secret to anyone here that I grew up with Leonard Cohen loving parents. So, I'm a wee bit familiar with his music and poems. Anywho, moving right along. The reason I chose 'In … Continue reading In My Secret Life
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
Welcome to Monday evening. The blog title is a song by Kevin Costner and Modern West, in case you were wondering. I'll see if I can find a link for you. 🙂 (Scroll down it's there.)Today was a mixed bag. It's freezing, grey, and dreary, after a wonderfully spring-like weekend. I did get some writing … Continue reading Ashes Turn to Stone.
It is a joy. I'm thoroughly enjoying Ronnie, Ben, and Crockett and the new WIP [Leave a message] - which you can expect to see next year. Not putting a date on that yet, but next year. 🙂 Already had a few people come into the bookshop asking for it. Not yet, folks! Yes, I … Continue reading The joy of writing …
Today is launch day for [Lure the lie] ... if you've been hiding in the dark and haven't heard about this book, stick around. 🙂 [Lure the lie] is the second kiwi set spy/PI book in what might be a set of three ... well, I'm writing the third now so definitely three, so far. … Continue reading It’s My Life
It's Friday.[Lure the lie] launches tomorrow. Worldwide. More importantly, the paperbacks launch here tomorrow. About that ... there were a few hiccups in Auckland and the books left the printer yesterday on Aramex. FFS. I can track them and they're nearly in Wellington ... but it's Aramex and they give zero fucks about hitting their … Continue reading Bring me some water.
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It's Sunday night. It's been an okay weekend. Bit of writing, bit of movie watching with Kid6, some housework ... and the knowledge that next weekend My Knight will be home. Hard to be unhappy with so much joy on the immediate horizon. Not that I tend to unhappiness anyway: I'm generally a happy person. … Continue reading More than a feeling
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