Judging a Book – Totally Got This Covered

June 28, 2016 | 10 Comments

So, did something a little bit wild, a little bit cray-cray last night. Minds out of the gutter people, minds OUT of the gutter.  Thankfully the days of that kind of behaviour are ancient history,  lost in the shadows of the nineties. Blessedly before the time of camera phones and social media.

That’s me in the corner, that’s me in the spotlight, losing my ability to social.

June 17, 2016 | 7 Comments

First up, apologies to REM. Don’t sue me. It will be a waste of your time I can assure you. I’m an unpublished writer. Nuff said. Secondly, I went to a writers’ conference on the weekend and I realised something. I’m really not good at this grand old, completely terrifying, monstrosity they call networking. (Cue scary…

Step away from the keyboard – Writing doth make me sedentary.

June 8, 2016 | 9 Comments

So it was my birthday  this year and my other half (who I shall refer to as The Canadian from here on in) bought me the obligatory present. It was about two months late but that is a whole other blog and an ongoing relationship counselling case. The Canadian’s gift to me was one of those watch…

Deer. Headlights. When Writing hits a speedhump.

June 1, 2016 | 4 Comments

Ok. So. It’s one of those days. The damn annoying but inevitable day of DOUBT.  The ball to the face that is trying to make a living out of writing. Welcome, my friends. Take an uncomfortable seat. There will be no refreshments, no toilet breaks and no opportunity for questions. Just sit there and bathe…

Writing inspiration? It’s got to be Epic.

May 25, 2016 | 3 Comments

Trailer music. It’s a thing. It’s an awesome, fire everything, run for your friggin life, kill the bastard, save the world, kiss the girl or boy or puppy, don’t look down, don’t let go, EPIC thing. I like it.  A lot. When I’m sitting in front of my computer screen, words gone dry and inspiration…

What’s in a name? A Book worth Publishing, apparently.

May 12, 2016 | 1 Comment

I am baking while I write the blog this week. It is a layer cake of spongy perfection called ‘This just ain’t right’. And atop its peaks I have laid a ripe, red cherry of disappointment to compliment  the bitterness. Here is said cake, and said cherry, surrounded by a bunch of little book fairies who…

Holy Crap in a Crabshell – I like the bluebird.

May 4, 2016 | 4 Comments

Overwhelming is the word of the day, I’ve decided. No, wait. Scratch that. As I head up the slopes of Mount I-Wanna-Publish-a-book, I think overwhelming is word of the trek. This writing thing is complex. Not just landing the idea, then getting the words on paper, in the right order, with correct spelling, pacing, structure and…

The Universe, Writing Glory and Glory Days

April 29, 2016 | 2 Comments

I don’t think the universe plays with us. I don’t believe things happen for a reason. I think stuff just happens and we do with it what we can. Take from it what we will. Having said all that, sometimes weird shit happens in life and you can’t help but get a bit gobsmacked. Like…