Through my email

I get a lot of email about books, writing and publishing coming into my inbox. It’s always exciting and generally there’s too much to read so I tend to pick and choose depending on the headine. Yes, I’m just like anyone else and need a good headline but I object to clickbait. Today I have the good, the […]

NaNoWriMo 2016

Today I’m paying tribute to those people doing NaNoWriMo, those who are hitting their milestones and are actually on track to get to 50,000 words by the 30th November. I started well but have been waylaid by little things. We were away on day 1 but I didn’t let that stop me. The OH went […]

Independent Publishing Conference

I came home from Magnetic Island just in time for trimester 3 at uni and also to find how I’d been successful in my application to be a volunteer at the Independent Publishing Conference at the Wheeler Centre. It was fabulous fun. The first day was student day. If your application for volunteer status had been rejected […]

Magnetic Island

As is our wont we went on holidays a couple of weeks ago telling very few people. I expected to continue some online conversations while we were away, we’d checked and were confident we’d have phone/internet access using our mobile phones. How wrong we were. In our unit there were two spots with connectivity and […]

Mac’s Hotel

I had lunch at Captain Melville’s the other day. It was a lovely lunch and today’s thoughts pay tribute to the staff there as I could eat several dishes with absolutely no changes being made. This doesn’t happen often and I enjoyed every mouthful. As I walked towards the building this is what I saw. […]

Beekeeper Parade

You know those times when you’re in a different part of a shopping centre and you find the best shop? That was me and I was ecstatic. Part of me wanted to buy out the whole shop but the pragmatic part of me muttered words about my credit card and my hip pocket nerve. I comforted […]

I found some new stuff!

It’s one of those really exciting days when I’m wondering what I’m going to talk about so I click on a link and it opens up a whole new world to me! Here’s the link Pride and Prejudice and Zombies author sued by publisher. I spent a bit of time thinking about this and then clicked on […]

Very futuristic

I wouldn’t normally put in anything about Amazon but their new warehouse in the UK is very sci fi and I ask myself which are the automaton’s: the humans or the robots? They’ve dumbed the job down so much anyone can do it, whether that’s good or bad is something I’m not examining but that could […]

What’s your style?

The thing about doing a uni degree such as mine is that it gives you the chance to experiment with writing styles and to find where you’re most comfortable and where your skills really lie. They give you the chance to write in many different types and as of this trimester I’m going for it […]