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we interrupt this silence for a brief message

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I read somewhere once that it was terribly poor form to start a blog post with an apology for the silence. Now, whenever I feel I've let one too many days slip by without blogging, I'm paralysed for how to start, since apparently I can't start with an apology. On such quibbling social anxieties my […]

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mission: climb a mountain is GO. well, born.

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This is a snap I took on Saturday, of the Australian landscape somewhere between Melbourne and Sydney rolling beneath the plane's wings, but it's a suitable enough backdrop to say it's official: I paid for my flights today. Switzerland, Austria, Slovenia and Croatia, I am on my way. (For those who've been already: what's unmissable? […]

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if you launch it, they will come

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Did you know, that if you announce a launch of your book, and invite people to said launch, they'll actually attend? Normal people will find my amazement at this fact the astonishing part of the above statement, but I'm pretty sure it's been documented several somewheres that writers are, in point of fact, just a […]

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ebooks and excerpts, oh my

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FIRST You do all realise there will be random and intermittent Mongolia stories for some time to come, right? Never fear, they won't be your typical I did such and such, saw such and such, and am now cramming seven gazillion photos and details into one drawn out day type posts, mainly because I'll bore […]

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bye, little book

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This afternoon, I lugged to the post office a ream of paper otherwise known as the proofs of Shadow Bound, and sent them on their merry way to Allen & Unwin. The proofs are dead, long live the proofs! It's actually kinda sad, in a way, because this is the last I'll see of this […]