This guy: does this thing and offers up a word to make a few words of wasteful wantoness. Not really, but today for me is a day of whimsy. I'm not editing, so this state of mind is a way to play out a story. I have a penchant for wilderness writing, childish writing, overly … Continue reading FOWC – Penchant, not Pedant
Hmmm, might have been a while since I posted. The good news is that I've almost finished the editing on the story for submission (oh, last week? Well, this week it will be submitted -- not out of time yet). I'm sure I spend more time editing than doing the first draft (even if the … Continue reading Which Way?
There are so many shows on telly and other tubes about houses, restoration, renovations, and so on, that I don't expect to see some of the things I see. Looking at houses for sale, looking at how people do nice stuff to make their homes attractive, and the things that stick out to me aren't … Continue reading Timber and Decks
It's been on the backburner for a while, and as I have so much trouble staying online for more than half a minute at a time, this is what you get. It's a bit of fun, and one day it may be a real story. This is how my stories start life: Two: Robbers, Roos … Continue reading An Idea
For the re-opening of the shearers I cut my hair. It was long. Now it's not. Mostly. There's that one bit ... Or maybe a few chunks Back there Unseen From this side. Whoops! Maybe I should do something else with it ... Ta-daaa! from pixabay: https://pixabay.com/photos/hair-colourful-punk-portrait-4308666/Am definitely Not, Not, NOT going to show mine … Continue reading Shd’ve Waited
Tech makes things easier, right? People can get things done faster, see results, be more productive ????? The last few weeks (not counting) have driven me nuts, nuttier, and gangbuster nuts. Why? It's the internet. Again. We have what's called the National Broadband Network. Lots of fancy words to make it sound super-duper groovy, never-go-without-connection … Continue reading How to go Nuts Gangbuster Style
At least of the back yard. It's not the same anymore. And it's not the same today as it was a few weeks ago. The picture shows the beginning, not long after we moved here. Then I planted fruit trees on the top bed. They grew well for a few years. The mango took a … Continue reading The View
There are so many tasty tit-bits of information out there. They spin the mind in a whirl of curiosity. Some of them send a story idea into the forefront of the mind. Some of my stories come from these moments, some of them come when I'm researching a story that's already underway. Looking for a … Continue reading Springing for an Idea
Lots of people working from home, lots of people downloading/streaming music, videos, stuff. All I want to do is write a post, and I've started so many times. So many times. But then, the light flickers, the connection is lost, and it's all gone. Not saved. The lesson for me is to write it before … Continue reading If only
The normal noises are missing. It's too quiet. I lie awake waiting for some of the sounds of normality. My favourite music to help me sleep is Rumble (Link Wray). It doesn't work now. There used to be a fox coming to the front window, sniffing around and rattling the blinds. Of course, I planted … Continue reading Not Sleeping?