Eclectica, a bundle of fantastic short stories in a range of genres has its release day today, and - food lover that I am - I've decided to celebrate with a few of the collection's authors at a virtual potluck dinner party, where we'll be talking - of course - about books!Because books, and … [Read more...] about An Eclectic Dinner Party | Release Day Post
Sometimes, we plan. Sometimes, things happen unexpectedly. And sometimes, it's both.Before we went on holiday - and I'll talk about that a little more next week - I planned to take part in the Art of the Arcane Sci-Fi and Fantasy Giveaway. And then, I got a call from Dreamspinner Press offering … [Read more...] about Sales Galore!
I woke this morning with a plot bunny running riot in my head and decided that I'd scribble some notes before I sat down to work. I grabbed the laptop, switched it on and.... nothing happened. Two frantic hours later I called our local computer repair guy. Really, there are days when I wish Jack was … [Read more...] about Tales of Woe and a Persistent Plot Bunny
Were he real, today would be Jack Horwood's birthday. And ever since Job Hunt I've used his birthday, and Gareth's on July 30th, as a kind of writing deadline. First, to get Job Hunt submitted. Then, the following year to finish first Ghosts and then House Hunt. I've had a similar project every year … [Read more...] about Like the King and his General – Sword Oath is Out!
I spent most of yesterday preparing my tax return. And it seems to have killed every creative vibe in my brain. I try to go to sleep with an unfinished scene or an unresolved plot point in my mind, and often wake with something useable that I can take to the laptop, or out on a walk. (Not that this … [Read more...] about Tuesday Teaser: The Nights Before
I'm quite used to strange things happening when I write. Characters take off in directions I'd not planned on, or plots go off the rails at ridiculous speeds. Not to mention the plot bunny farm someone in the village is keeping, and their ludicrous security. Bunnies are forever escaping and ending … [Read more...] about Tuesday Teaser: Sword Oath