sometimes i find myself alone at night

The proofread is done, long live the proofread. Technically I shouldn't celebrate quite yet, since my editor hasn't told me there's nothing else I need to look at and please send it all back now, but that stack of tagged and tricksome pages has been systematically slashed through with red pen and denuded of tags, […]

choose your own adventure (tess style)

For those of you who don't read Tessa's blog (are there any of you?), her bouts of nightshift, while sometimes throwing her off-kilter, are pure genius for the rest of us. Previously, she's indulged in the 7 wishes. This time, she's writing a choose your own adventure. Go. Choose. Enjoy.

starship dimensions

Because if there's one thing you absolutely must know, it's What's the scale?

could it be…?

October has come along and plumped itself on the couch and has been watching TV solidly for days, and where is the cover art I promised you, you might be wondering? The answer is: I don't yet have the green light to post it. However, if you were so inclined, you could wander over to […]

i can see a lot of life in you

My immune system is at war, and it appears to be a protracted siege rather than a single onslaught. I was ill on Friday, fine yesterday, and ill again today. This is not my idea of a rollicking good time, let me tell you that much! While ill today, I managed to watch Peter Jackson's […]

and we're back

If you were thinking I'd been awfully quiet over the past couple of days, that would be because my webhost was experiencing technical difficulties, otherwise known as HOLY CRAP WE DESTROYED THE INTERNET. (Or at least the bit where your website lives. Give us a sec…) They did not use those exact words, but I […]

my predictive library refuses to remember deb

The Alien Onion reports on a new trend wherein "book" evolves into meaning "cool", which I am linking both because I find the evolution of the english language a fascinating process, and because my publishers really do rock. Lately, my brain appears to be fixating on txtspeak and lolspeak. For example,┬áthe dinner discussion last night […]

impulsive? me?

Disappeared off the face of the internets for a while there, didn't I? Mostly this was because my car, my faithful little car Tequila, started giving me troubles. Now Tequila, besides being a bright and shiny green, is 21 years old1 — so trouble isn't exactly out of the ordinary. She has her quirks: like […]

watch out, clarion's about

The Voyager Online blog is running a feature on Clarion South at the moment. For those who don't know about Clarion, it's known as boot-camp for speculative fiction writers1. There's East2 and West in the United States, and South in Australia. Ahead of the January 09 class, Voyager Online has interviewed past tutors and students, […]

nose to the grindstone

Pledged is duly rechapterised, and I'm celebrating by … starting another project straight away. Yeah, it's not particularly smart, there's this little thing called downtime which I hear is really effective in guarding against burnout… but this project (untitled, like all my new projects, which makes blogging about them tricksome at best) is a short […]