Posts Tagged ‘author’
Code: Kinda-Bluish. When your creativity ain’t so visual.
Ouch. My eyeballs hurt. And so does my brain. I think one or two of the synapses have extinguished themselves in protest at the amount of peering at computer screens I’ve done over the past few weeks while editing. Or, as I like to call it, trying-to-make-something-I-wrote-less-shit. But me and my first world problem will…Read More
My Main Character’s Heart just pounded, thumped, raced, leaped and fluttered her to Death.
Words. Dang, there are a lot of them. Many, many, many. And therein lies my problem. I don’t know enough of them. Case in point, I’ve just repeated the same word to describe how many (bastard!) words there are to use.Read More
Warning – Editing is bad for Keyboard Circuitry
*Tap tap* This thing on?Read More
Hi Ho, Hi Ho. Off to Meet A Deadline we Go.
Big moment. The many words I’ve written on many pages are going off to be sent off and scrutinised, discarded, red-carded, rearranged and tut-tutted. Or as commonly known, edited. I am going full adult. Hiring professionals. Getting invoiced. Peeps, I’ve been given a DEADLINE. I’ve adulted myself right in the kahunas.Read More
Step away from the keyboard – Writing doth make me sedentary.
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…Read More
Deer. Headlights. When Writing hits a speedhump.
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…Read More
What’s in a name? A Book worth Publishing, apparently.
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…Read More
Holy Crap in a Crabshell – I like the bluebird.
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…Read More
The Universe, Writing Glory and Glory Days
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…Read More