Tomorrow is 1 Nov (at least in this part of the world) so I will be head-down and bum-up doing the NaNo project. Details are a bit sketchy at the moment, but that'll change as it goes on. So, here goes with the initiating idea: Kraken, Dragon, Cat aka Kangaroo, Cockatoo, Crocodile Who will be … Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2017 Project
Which have absolutely nothing to do with what I'm doing now. It is nothing to do with what I need to do. It is nothing - nothing - nothing to do with how I feel about spending so much time and effort learning a new program (software), and then finding it FAILS me at critical moments … Continue reading Orangutans and Cow-Pats
Published last night. It's in my 'new' trademark of Fantasy, this time YA (same as Agoness). Equine Neophyte of the Blood Desert (Smashwords and Amazon ) Trapped into potential slavery, no choices. Neesa plans her escape, prepares for the day she can be free to make her own choices. But on the day of Allocation, she’s accused of … Continue reading Equine Neophyte of the Blood Desert
Um, oops, that was supposed to be 'Release' - It's almost ready to release! The story, that is, not the beast within. Stuck with that one. I've been doing the final editing. Finished the big picture stuff, the flow-lines, the through-lines, the story-lines. Done the character (needs some polish there, but I'll think her through … Continue reading Ready to Rumble
Scene 1: Equine Neophyte of the Blood Desert The room buzzed with an undertone of Wild Magic. It waited in the walls, it sang in tones of sunshine and gentle winds. Neesa smiled as she came in, ducked when the Master of Neo-Training frowned. The Magic lifted and swarmed in little buzzes around the head of … Continue reading A Sneak-Peek – but don’t tell anyone!
This time, I'm not going to succumb to the pique of interest that comes from looking at a map, at GoogleMaps, at the distant horizon. I'm not. I'm going to stay here. I'm not packing up, not lightening the load to move. It's called decluttering. Truly. I'm just getting rid of a few things I … Continue reading Moving On
It's tame, I know, and I should be writing a post today - it's Wednesday, I always do a post on Wednesday - but there's a storm outside, thunder and lightning (no rain yet, but it will come (this is Adelaide, maybe it won't come)), so - short story long - no post. If there's … Continue reading The Excuse
Agoness is available in ebook and paperback (Amazon and Smashwords ) And thanks to the major computer failure at the first launch, this is the second launch (complete with Review by Reading Minds). 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 … Continue reading It’s Official – the Relaunch of Agoness!
But there it goes. 0400 (that's 4am for normal time-tellers). I woke up at sparrow-fart and listened to the world, listened to the foxes as they scampered around in the front yard. Listened to the early warbling of magpies. Listened to the dog snoring. There's only so long you can do that. After a few … Continue reading Too Early to Be Awake …
The newspaper glared, the screen screamed, the phone jangled. Her eyes couldn't see, her ears couldn't hear - the last images that made sense were graven into her brain. That list, the one she barely glanced at, shouldn't have been interested in - it was the name that jumped out first. Then she saw the … Continue reading Time?