I'm still away for a few more days, so here's a story about a different journey (sci-fi). Purpose Journey! As if there was a defined destination, as if there was a chance of returning. Journey, be damned. Exile. And now the last stage: execution, dismissal. If one thing remained, it was the capacity for revenge. … Continue reading A Story
It seems so appropriate for the Daily Post word to be gorge. That's where I'm going. Somewhere in the Gawler Ranges, to a little house that sits atop a small gorge, apparently. Somewhere near Wudinna on the Eyre Peninsular. Never been there before, but love to see these places. Love to walk them. Sorry, need … Continue reading A Short Break to Visit the Hill
The Word in the Daily Post is Relocate. I wrote a tome about that word, about the number of times I've moved. Wrote it all out, let emotions spill onto the page, let myself look in the mirror to see what and who was there. It was too much. I deleted it. It took me … Continue reading A Journey
A reblog: there’s also this one:
And don’t forget, authors/publishers PAY to place items in NetGalley, so …
Dear Netgalley and Goodreads,
Today I discovered that your sites will no longer be providing services (or limiting services) to international readers and I am absolutely devastated.
Contrary to popular belief, America is not the only country in the world.
For those who are unaware of what is happening, Goodreads will, from January 2018, prevent authors from creating giveaways for international readers. Basically, authors will have to pay $119 for a giveaway base package, and $599 for the premium. Previously, all authors had to pay for was shipping. Read more here.
Netgalley, on the other hand, has severely limited the amount of…
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The Daily Post dared to put the word Age as the word of the day. Age - as if it isn't on everyone's mind anyway. The young try so hard to be older; the older try so hard to be 'the perfect age' for the group (that means young or beautiful or both, even if … Continue reading The Inevitable Age
Tomorrow is December (in Australia). Tomorrow is the day I get to the 'prize' I worked for in NaNo - the Scrivener discount (50% - woohoo!). I know, I know, not really a prize at all, because I still have to pay for it, but it's less, considerably less, and if you take into account … Continue reading The Last Day of Waiting
Or a bite on the bum. Whatever. Today's post is an on-the-run moment of freedom prior to the settling in on the 'new' story. What new story? Oh, you want to know about it? A little bite of the cherry? Well, the truth is this: it's not new, but it is newly designed, newly structured, … Continue reading A Stab in the Dark
From Google (of course): a story, poem, or picture that can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning, typically a moral or political one. That's an allegory. That's what the new novel is: Fantasy-allegory along the lines of Animal Farm, but contemporary. And even though I know it's not going to be the cup-o-tea for many … Continue reading Allegory – what’s that?!
Not a proper launch yet, and I haven't updated the page for publications, but it's done, and e-published. Who Will Rule Magic? Kraken, Dragon, Cat vs. Kangaroo, Cockatoo, Crocodile. A Fantasy Allegory along the lines of Animal Farm (but contemporary, and maybe even better), but be careful, you may not survive beyond the last words. … Continue reading It’s Alive!!!!
I'm usually posting a Wednesday post (that's today), but I have two scenes to rewrite for the Kraken story before I can do the proofread and (re-do) the cover. So what you get instead is a story nested within the need to comply with the schedule. Apologies for not responding much lately, but I hope … Continue reading Nested Within