journal

why, hello again, 5:55am.

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At last, I've bowed to the inevitable and taken up writing in the mornings again. I've always written best(ish) in the mornings — by which I mean I like that I start the day knowing I have words on the manuscript, and I like that the manuscript gets first dibs on my attention. At that […]

away come away

like the pensive penguin

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Complain that you hate your novel, and the internet gives you possible explanations. First it was a post by Clarissa Draper on writer's block boredom, and coping therewith1 which made me realise I was bored. Oh, of COURSE. To be fair, I've never written to an outline before, precisely because every time I try I […]

journal

chasing zen. again.

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It's not often that I suffer from writer's block. For me, it strikes when I have too much to say, and not enough time to say it. My head fills up with fragments of sentences and splinters of stories, none of it tied to any other piece or theme, just a great swirling structure-less tangle. […]

announcements

but two miles more and then we rest!

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News from the powers that be at Allen & Unwin is that the publication date of Pledged, aka Matilde #2, aka the sequel to Shadow Queen, aka That Book I Have Been Studiously Pretending Does Not Exist, will now be May 2010, not March 2010. There's a few reasons for the change in schedule, not […]

electricity is my crack

got my fever down

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Yesterday, I popped in to a pre-auction inspection. As if I have the money to buy property!1 As if I have the money to buy this particular property! As if I could ever have the know-how to make a bid at an auction or negotiate the tangled thicket that is the purchasing of property — […]