I’m stepping back a little

As you may know I’ve been over-committed for a while now. Last week I gave in and took a few days off the blog, it should have been more days. Instead of a week I should have taken two or even three weeks off to give myself time for my uni work. Things have not […]

Apologies in retrospect and advance

I’m over-committed, many people know this. Sometimes it catches up with me and things done get done. Early Thursday morning I drove to pick up my passenger and head off to Adelaide. It was the Australian Discworld Convention and we were preparing to have the time of our lives. It was a lovely drive with lots […]

Writing, and writing, and writing…

It’s another of those articles because I haven’t the brain space to find something about books and what other people are writing. It’s all about me and my degree today. I’m now one third of the way through my Bachelor of Arts in Professional and Creative Writing. As they say, practice makes perfect, although in […]


I’ve been doing a lot of musings on my blog on Fridays lately and not a lot of useful stuff, for that, I apologise. It is really only because I get to Friday and my brain has shut down. I’ve been between study trimesters and logically I should have plenty of time to do things […]

A case of the can’t be bothereds

Today I have a case of the can’t be bothereds. They say that when you get to that stage on your blog that you should give up but giving it away is what I’m not doing as I know this is just today’s emotions and I’ll be fine on Sunday when I get around to about books for […]

Publishing, interviewing and what not

By the time you read this I’ll be hard at work being interviewed. What writing secrets they feel they’re going to get from me is beyond my comprehension. I’ve seen some of the questions and one of them has a non-answer while the other has a totally silly answer. You’ll see more when they put it on […]

Review page

Something I’ve been thinking about for some time is communicating to authors about how they should approach me (or other book bloggers) about reading their book. We’ve had much discussion on our Book Blogger page and so I’ve put fingers to keyboard with a bit of a rant. I’ve published it as a page so that it’s […]

Boxing Day Thoughts

It occurred to me that I was overworking myself. How do you know when you’ve overextended yourself and need to step back for a while? In my case it was because I did something stupid, I’m grateful the author called me out on it and I was able to apologise and take the article down. […]

Those were the days

I look back on the days when I had time to watch TV, time to sit and read a book, time to scroll down Facebook and Twitter for ages. You know, just time in general. On those days I’d often forget to write something for my blog because I was doing something usefulless and time got away […]

Welcome to the new style!

I’ve been promising this for some time and I finally bit the bullet, kicked the bucket on the test site and started all the changes in real life. There are more changes to come as I turn on more features i.e. figure out what lovely features are included. One fabulous new feature is automatically publishing […]