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.
Kiwi's of a certain age probably recognise the blog title. I was looking for something this morning and I came across a Mockers CD. Reminded me of my youth. I had a fun time in my teen years. Anywho, the CD I found has "Forever Tuesday Morning" on it. And I spotted it immediately. As … Continue reading Forever Tuesday Morning
A lot of you know New Zealand is currently in lockdown due to the Delta variant of COVID. We have a "go hard, go early" policy. And it's working for us. (This is not a debate forum, so keep your opinion to yourself - especially if you're Scott Morrision or his ilk, or any kind … Continue reading Writing groups and writing.
By now I'm sure you know what that means. If you guessed that I'm reading another book that could do with help, you're correct. You win. Your prize is a blog post about characterisation and creating different characters. More specifially how characters view the world differently. Let's look at that, shall we? Yeah, that's right, … Continue reading Let’s have another wee chat …
Here we go New Zealand, our Level Four lockdown is underway, we got this. We are a team of 5 million. Let's not forget that. Stay home, stay safe, be kind. We do not want to follow the Aussie example! Meanwhile, the bookshop is obviously closed. We can't sell online either until Level Four eases. … Continue reading Neon Sunrise/Level 4: day 1