I think I’m back

Hello and thank you all for your patience. I’ve not felt good about ignoring the blog for this long but it’s been a necessary thing to do. When a university subject (Website Design) decides to take a twelve week syllabus and squeeze it all into six weeks I find it challenging. I have managed to […]

Another uni update

It’s now the beginning of Trimester 3, 2017.  I’ve successfully completed 14 units of a 24 unit course, I feel like I’m on the home stretch. If all goes well over summer I’ll have two full years under my belt and only need to complete eight units to have my full Bachelor of Arts degree. […]

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 […]

Musings

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. […]