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 …
Okay, all right, we all know they're fucks.Today's junk mail netted another one of those wankers who thinks they can screw money from me by saying they've emailed me from my own account. (No, you, butt munching bog kangaroo, you did not.)Rookie mistakes were made:1. Assuming authors have money. (Crazy town!)2. Assuming I'm an idiot.3. … Continue reading Ms Connor has zero [blanks] to give
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 …
I am. I have no problem admitting it. Tech is my lifeline. It's how I communicate with my partner every day. It's the only way we survived 18 months apart, and now, we're back to FaceTime and texts because that 5000km (and change) distance requires tech.It's no secret that I love my MacBook. I really … Continue reading Attached to tech?
July the third keeps happening which is actually a good thing I suppose. I haven't like July 3rd much for many years. Thirty-eight years actually. It doesn't bother me as much as it used to, that's the time thing. It does heal or minimise, but I never forget. The sound of his laugh and the … Continue reading Once again it’s July 3rd
You might have noticed I've been a bit quiet since [Lure the lie] launched ... well, that's because I'm away with My Knight in the South Island. We left Wellington before the COVID infected visitor went everywhere he could possibly go in Wellington. 🙂 We've been south for a wee while and are heading back … Continue reading Mahau and Christchurch
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.