I was thinking the other day how if our cat Nook was to put an ad in the personals for a fellow feline, it would say “Must hate humans.” It all stems from Easter this year when we went away for the long weekend, leaving a friend to pop around and top up the foodContinue reading “Must hate humans”
While a few of my indie author colleagues are quite over the idea of pursuing traditional publishing for their novels, the attraction of it, for me, hasn’t gone away. It still lingers, in spite of three novels and one short story collection now indie-published. After the RWNZ Conference in Wellington back in August, I wasContinue reading “So I Thought I Could Write…”
At the recent RWNZ conference, I was interested in a list of movies that Harlequin editor Sheila Hodgson suggested as good to watch if you’re considering writing for the new KISS line – a short, contemporary line out of the UK. One of the movies she mentioned was Bridesmaids which I’d heard of, but hadContinue reading “Bridesmaids”
Mother’s Day has been and gone, and we are a low key kind of family so it was a low key kind of day. I have tendencies towards frugalism by nature (ie I am cheap, except for coloring my hair because that is one thing I truly believe you need a professional for, and oneContinue reading “HOW I SPENT MOTHER’S DAY”
Normally I wallow in the misery of rejection but that’s another story…. They say that pride goes before a fall but I’m not being proud here, I’m just being totally chuffed at a lovely review on Amazon. The reality of being an author is that the crap reviews will come, but I’m just wallowing inContinue reading “I wallow in a really lovely review”
A letter that scifi writer Daniel Abraham wrote from “Genre” to “Literature.” I like it.Go, genre!!!! And here’s an analysis of it in the UK Guardian.Enjoy.
In completely unrelated news to writing, I’m going to watch the dress rehearsal for the opening ceremony of the Rugby World Cup – yay!!!!!! The vegan is in the cast, so we get to see the whole thing before the rest of the world, a few days before it takes place. Am very excited. AfterContinue reading “RWC Dress Rehearsal”
Well. Where do I start? Actually, I won’t, as such, except to say – not wise to make a recipe for Christmas lunch off the internet hours before you intend to consume it. Yes, that is exactly what I did, dear reader, as I decided to make a…. pavlova. I found a recipe on theContinue reading “Christmas horror story”