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!
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!
The blow to my gut was seeing how unprofessional the story looked - and that I hadn't done that last-minute, last-gasp final check. Oh, I did look - quick and dirty, apparently, because I missed the critical elements that blew it wide open. That hard-drive error - that's the problem. No. That's what I blame, … Continue reading Take Two: A Re-Launch
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
It's a difficult time. We (two teams of two writer-peeps) are finalising stories, but one of them is being difficult - we don't know how to give the final picture. One option is to have the main character (MC) drive past the same place she drove into town, see the gate that closes the place … Continue reading How to End the Thing …
A quick note today. Why? The race (tdf) is still underway, sleep is short, and I've been helped out with my misbehaving address page (I should send that person a lollipop, yes?). Anyway ... as always, a slight digression, but here comes a small insight (first draft only, so susceptible to changes/amendments) into the Ghost … Continue reading Short and Sharp
Well, it's TDF! Which means I don't sleep, forget to eat at the normal times, stay up all night to watch the lycra legs and mountains and pretty landscapes - the Tour de France! So, in a nutshell, what you get is what there already is - a third scene from the WIP (the Ghost … Continue reading That Time of Year, and What it Elicits