When the story starts/continues…

Some authors can bang out books in just a few weeks, while others take years to perfect that masterpiece, and others who spend so long world-building, they only release a few books in a lifetime. J.R.R. Tolkien is one author I’m thinking of when I say this, but that, by far, is not poking funContinue reading “When the story starts/continues…”

Life moves pretty fast…

Steve Miller was right when he wrote the lyrics – Time keeps on slippin’, slippin’, slippin’; into the future.It seems like only yesterday when I applied for a 10 week residency at Queensland Writers Centre (https://queenslandwriters.org.au), and as of next week, will be my last in their offices full time. I have to say, I’mContinue reading “Life moves pretty fast…”

July – Such a month

It’s been a month or more since posting here, but so much has happened in July, I’m not sure where to start. Let’s start at the release. July 1st was the first day our book was available for purchase in either ebook or paper back. It was a rather quite affair with the human malwareContinue reading “July – Such a month”

Book title and cover release

This last week has been busy with the publisher and a ‘Social Media for Authors’ talk on Saturday, and then following up with creating more social media. We now have a Facebook group, page and a Pinterest page.So far, the Pinterest page is lacking any real content, but from there, we can post images ofContinue reading “Book title and cover release”

How many levels are there in life?

I like to think life is a little bit like a computer or a role-playing game. As you do things, you get better. Recent studies might have debunked the 10,000 hours to become a master at something (just do a web search for ‘how many hours to perfect something’), but that’s not to say itContinue reading “How many levels are there in life?”

Long time no post, and The Martian

I don’t like just posting stuff for no reason, so it’s been a while, not the ‘every Friday’ I wanted to post. I’ve been too busy with organising a holiday, the stress to go with that, then the holiday, all around my writing and my full-time job. I took November away from that time syncContinue reading “Long time no post, and The Martian”

Complete second write, almost finished and publishers, Yay!

I have almost completed my second write of the novella. It’s grown from 24k to almost 30k. By the time I have finished with the last 20 pages, it’s going to be over the 31k boundary. I think once the second write has concluded, I’ll be ready to see someone for professional developmental editing, justContinue reading “Complete second write, almost finished and publishers, Yay!”

Adulting and Babylon 5

Adulting, it can be hard work. Because of this, editing on my novella has fallen to the side, and only written about 3000 words on my next book this past fortnight. Brings that total now to just over 10k. Still 1/10th to a full book or 1/4th-1/5th to a novella. I’m hoping to make thatContinue reading “Adulting and Babylon 5”