Shrug. Well, that's how it seems. Missed a few minor errors in the story - went into the folder to fix the docs (there are three versions, one for each of the platforms: mobi, epub, and cs) and guess what? Damaged. Beyond repair. Ran a hardware test. Failure in hard-drive. What? Did I back-up? Of … Continue reading One Disaster – another – another –
Published last night, after a mighty effort, Agoness: The rules of kingship have been lost with lack of care and the passing of time, but when the Prince retaliates against the Daughter of the Holy when she refuses to marry him, and ensures she is sentenced to death by pyre for refusing him so publicly, … Continue reading Agoness
The fear and trepidation that comes after the 'final' polish, the horror of the realisation that there just isn't a picture that can truly represent the story - no cover! ---------------------------- here's the conversation: And it's too short - not enough words. No, scrap that. The editing process took out all the dross and ... … Continue reading Oh, no – it’s happening again
The voluminous echo of emptiness where a character should be ... does that mean I need to put a character in there? Or should it be the other character who fills in the need for reaction here? What is the goal for this moment? Why? As you may be able to determine, it's deep into … Continue reading I have to think about that some more …
If it were up to me, the rules would be so simple that even a three-year-old would understand. If it were up to me, the rules would be expanded on by one line a year throughout your life. If it were up to me, by the time you reach 21, you get to make your … Continue reading Who knows the rules to the Game?
That's what she said! If you make goals that are too hard to achieve, you're just setting yourself up for failure. Crap. Let me say that again. Crap. Goals that are easily achievable and don't stretch the boundaries, that don't make you push yourself to do better, go harder, farther, faster, more - aren't worth … Continue reading Setting up for Failure
The moment someone says 'Hey, that's great!' or 'This is something special.' or 'You've got what it takes.' Any form of praise for the work you've created, the thing you've worked on for so long, bled over and into, researched and rewritten until it's not half bad - that thing. Your/my creative product. It elevates … Continue reading The Highest High of All
Scene 1 “Father Holy he is,” the junior soldier spluttered as Landis, the RSM, stood stiffly at attention before the troops on parade. He’d need to wait until the young man finished before he could admonish, or punish, the presentation of the words. After a few more splutters, Landis sucked in a breath and lifted … Continue reading Agoness – Scene 1
What? I don't have time for that! What do you think I do all day? Think of words that have flavours that complement by rhyme? That sound the same? Oh, of course I do, but not for rhyme. Each word I use, I check to see if it has been used before, close to this … Continue reading A Rhyme?
let go of it all? When can I say goodbye to all the bits and pieces that belonged to her? When can I move beyond the little capsule where I keep her memories and moments? I try to dignify my responses - lack of them, really - by giving excuses for grief. It doesn't work. … Continue reading When is the Right Time to …