Kia ora. Been quite a busy week and more to come. 1. The date for teaching an Introduction to Crime Writing is fast approaching. (I better check in with Wellington Community Education Centre and see what the numbers look like - there's a minimum we need to go ahead, fingers crossed we are passed the … Continue reading Stuff is happening …
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
Good morning! It's October 1st. Today, Writers Plot Bookshop turns 6! 6 years of fighting the good fight for indie authors and publishers.6 years of saying yes to indie authors and publishers.6 years of helping with all manner of queries and concerns from new and established authors.6 years of caring and looking for ways to … Continue reading Happy Birthday Writers Plot!
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 …
It is. The whole house is furry. Not a piece of un-furry anything to be found. And it's marvellous. 🙂 The reason everything is furry is a big guy called Diesel. He's a very good boy.He's also settling in well.That's pretty much it for news. I've done a bit of writing lately. Trying to get … Continue reading Everything is furry.
You probably know that 'Fingerprint File' is a Rolling Stones song, right? And that it was on the 1974 album It's Only Rock and Roll. It's one of my least favourite songs from that album but I like the lyrics. They work for me today, so, there ya go. Today is another day of mistaken … Continue reading Fingerprint File
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
Or not, but Free think it is, so why not just go with it? Do or don't, it's up to you.Today I learned that when I stand up for myself I am apparently "aggressive". I call BULLSHIT on that. Being assertive is not being aggressive. I did not threaten or use bad language. I simply … Continue reading All Right Now.