This time last year my tenth book (Qubyte) was about to launch. A month ago today my eleventh book (Cryptobyte) launched.Could try harder could be my catch phrase.Although I do try hard, I’m just not getting anywhere. That’s frustrating, really frustrating. There is only so much I can do on my own and I reached … Continue reading Birthday Week Musings
Readers, Exciting news. There is an interview with me about Cryptobyte in the Nov issue of The Big Thrill! [Click on the word Cryptobyte above to read the interview.] In other news ... the launch is less than a week away, and it's very exciting. Of course, since returning home from Perth I've broken two … Continue reading November: The Big Thrill
Seemed like a good title for a blog post ... not sure if it works but hey, you be the judge. Since I've been away taking very good care of #MyKnight while he recovers from a hip replacement, I've actually done a few things. I know, I was surprised too. For starters, ALL the Byte … Continue reading Dear Readers,
Today I found out that the launch will be at Upper Hutt Central Library. Woo hoo! We have a little something special (and fun) planned for this launch but you'll have to come along to find out what that is. Wasn't sure if I'd be able to organize a launch this side of Christmas but … Continue reading Launch date and venue announcement!
This morning I was thinking about all the changes in the last 8 months. Some are good and definitely for the better, some sparked a steep learning curve, and the last one was an expensive lesson. Didn't need that. At all. Without going into detail: Lesson learnt and sometimes (professionally) change isn't a good thing. … Continue reading The learning curve
Obviously not in person, but I'm drinking my coffee and listening to Jimmy Buffet on YouTube - so that's close, right? Don't have much time for mucking around this morning. Got a rep rugby game to watch at 9. Grandson 2 is playing. Last time our surname was in an Upper Hutt rep team it … Continue reading Drinking coffee with Jimmy Buffet …
Now there's a question and a half. It's something I'm asked fairly frequently and I still don't think I have particularly helpful answer, even after writing 16 novels and countless short stories. Yes, I said, 16. Four still sit on a flashdrive and remain hidden away from the world. Those four were the beginning; my … Continue reading “How do you start to write a story?”