Family have left, friends have gone, the leftover food has all been eaten up or turned into soup and frozen, and I’m resolving to lose what I put on over Christmas without doing anything too drastic so I end up eating
Yes, I finished camp and got back last week, but I was too busy with the Question of the Month and the Beach Reads Giveaway to update you then. As you know from my postcards, the target was to finish
The price of doing both Camp NaNoWriMo AND the A to Z Challenge in April was that my reading time disappeared completely and my email answering time was sadly neglected. In fact, I only dealt with urgent emails. When I
Friday is flash fiction day, and I’ve restricted myself to just over 800 words to bring you a piece of Viridian System series backstory, which readers of The Perihelix have been asking for. Well, they wanted to know more about
This year’s A to Z Challenge theme is ‘world-building’, in honour of my new sci-fi books – the Viridian System Series. Definition from The Perihelix, Chapter 5 Imperium, The: n. Benevolent system of world alliances, centred on the Terzan E
Tomorrow is launch day! Today you can pre-order it at Amazon, B&N, Apple, and Kobo. Tomorrow it will be for sale on Smashwords too. By the way, you can also vote for The Traveler in Black and White on AUTHOR SHOUT
If you have an agent and a publisher who handle all this stuff between them, and just tell you where and when to be places, or to approve some copy or to check your local paper, or whatever they do,
I’ve been bound up with editing The Perihelix this week, and can’t even think of other topics for writing. I spent two days reading the latest draft out loud (and recording it, although I don’t know that I need to
Oh, I saw this on Patricia Lynne’s site and I couldn’t stop laughing. Then I realised I just had time to join in myself. And after a traumatic time in the dentist’s chair yesterday, with everything else that’s been going
With everything that’s going on at the moment, I really can’t get my head around Chuck’s challenges. I decided to give you another taster from near the start of The Perihelix, starring my asteroid miners, Big Pete and the Swede.
Of course, the big challenge for this month is to finish the revised draft of The Perihelix and get it to my editor. Camp ends on Friday, so how am I doing on that? Well, I’ve finished. I’ve won, in
Hi all Things are going well, but I must be the only writer in the world who edits a book and ends up with thousands more words. Most people say they tighten it up and remove at least 10%, often more.
A mash-up of a post for this Friday – it’s not really Flash Fiction, but it’s only 610 words, so it’s a sort of extended Quote and Question. This is from about halfway through The Perihelix (which I’m editing at present,
It’s that time of year again. You may be preparing for your Independence Day celebrations, but I’m off to camp for July. Camp NaNoWriMo, of course… Last year I wrote the first draft of The Perihelix – which didn’t have
I was honoured to be tagged by Rebecca Douglass to take part in the Work In Progress Blog Tour. The rules go like this: Provide the link back to the post by the person who nominated you (see above). Write