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Yes, despite the promises, the excuses, the lies (oh the lies!), I haven’t posted as regularly as I once (often) promised myself.

I’ve been in the depths of creativity (which is not as well lit as you’d expect).  As a result I’ve got a short story done, bar the shouting, screaming, wailing and crying – which is also known as editing.  The fruits of my labour will appear in an anthology to be published February 2012 alongside esteemed names like Mel Teshco and Tracey O’Hara and Rhian Cahill.

I’ve also entered one of RWAus’s most prestigious awards – the Emerald.  Now I need to write 60k by February on the off chance I get into the next round (which requires a full ms – of which I have, um 30k from 90k done).  This not only illustrates how busy I shall be over the coming months, but also that I have a good grasp of basic mathematics.  Which I’m rather chuffed about, as maths in general makes me break out in a rash and look around helplessly for a calculator or someone else to blame.

Because of upcoming events, I’m investing in Dragon Dictate.  This has caused many a laughing comparison (not on my behalf I assure you) in our household to the children’s movie ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ as I will now have my own Dragon to train – i.e. recognising my speech patterns so I don’t end up with ‘He shitted nervously’ when I really meant ‘He shifted nervously’.

I shall leave you now – to slide silently and mysteriously back into the writing abyss.  Yes, okay, it’s more like wallowing in a kiddies wading pool and throwing a tantrum after too many lollies.  But you get the basic gist.

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Yep, I’m about to make excuses for being awol from not only this blog, but my other blog and my writing loop.  Just to make things interesting, I shall be giving a variety of excuses for you, dear reader, to choose from.  Just in case one doesn’t gel with your view of things, you can choose one that might.

So here they are, in no particular order:

The dog ate my laptop. A new spin on an old excuse.  (My dog is definitely big enough to do this).

I came down with an illness that did not allow me to use my fingers, legs or brain.  Sadly, it also precluded me from using any sort of household device that involved cleaning.

I was abducted by extremely attractive aliens with a gorgeous sense of humour and a suggestively shaped *wink* space craft.  Oh what fun we had taunting those nitwits from the Andromeda Galaxy.

The CIA entered my home (and remember,  I don’t live in the US so this highlights the importance I have with this agency) and confiscated all electronic devices.  Including the fish tank filter and the toaster(?).

Due to an error on behalf of the Education Department, I was forced to re-attend primary school for a month.  I failed maths, again.

My muse stole my credit card and went on a round-the-world trip (without me).  I’ve been working with Interpol to track that @#$%! down.

And finally: I’ve been on the run from the authorities after an incident involving a gerbil, a sandwich maker and those idiots from the Andromeda Galaxy.

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Seriously!  How do you go from being comfortably ahead of things in your life to running just in front of them, like Indiana Jones from the giant rock ball in whichever one it was.

I was comfortably ahead a month or so ago.  (more…)

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Somehow this month has  eluded me – it has flashed past like a meteor headed for a vulnerable spot on an inhabited planet (which, when it comes to Earth, seems to be Paris – why?! There are plenty of really ugly cities).

I was dawdling around my other blog, admiring my last post (actually I was checking it for mistakes and reading the comment which I wasn’t notified about – curse my email!) (more…)

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Okay – I’m gonna have a mini rant.  About mistakes in blogs, articles, comments, websites and books.  I don’t mean littlies either.  I mean whoppers.  Like putting ‘completely’ when it should have been ‘complete’.  Come on people – that’s two extra letters and a whole other world of meaning!

What really takes my chocolate layer cake is when it’s authors making these mistakes.  Constantly.  After all – we should know better.  And there are some doozies on author websites – ahem – you’re meant to know how to spell. (more…)

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There was a rumour going around on the writer’s email loop I belong to that our various muses had left.  We decided they were, in fact, in Barbados (don’t ask me why) having a damn good time without us.

Funnily enough – a book I was expecting from The Book Depository was sent to Barbados by accident (again, don’t ask me why).  This leads me to the conclusion that not only is my muse definitely in Barbados, (having a damn good time without me) but has also decided that a little light reading wouldn’t go astray. (more…)

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What better way to inspire myself than to create a new category on my blog?  ‘Cause there’s only so much I can talk about sensuality, love and paranormal creatures.  Or writing for that matter (though I suspect a rant or two may slip into this category).

And dear God (or deity of your choice), I’ve promised myself I’ll write four blog entries a month.  Naturally I’ve not done anything and it’s the end of March.  This is following the great (and I believe worldwide) tradition of ‘Leaving Things ’til the Last Minute’. (more…)

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