Category Archives: About Writing

Twelve and a half years in survival mode, knowing you’ll never be good enough

I’m not particularly good at anything. I’m okay as a writer and I can do a number of things to a certain standard that looks good to someone who doesn’t know anything about those things, like horse-riding and drawing and … Continue reading

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Looking forward is the ultimate demonstration of hopefulness

To that end, this is my yearly “All The Stuff I Want To Do This Year And Most Likely Won’t Actually Do” post, which S. J. Higbee and I make a point of doing every year around this time, in … Continue reading

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I finally found one of my favourite dance videos

It’s this tango demonstration from 2009 [opens in a new window]. I think it’s stunningly beautiful and I go back to it periodically, just to watch and enjoy. I don’t dance tango. I took one class at a dance convention … Continue reading

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Daring greatly. Unless you’re me.

Today this beautiful comic from Zen Pencils popped up in my feed and ruined my mood for the rest of the day. Because it seems like it just doesn’t apply to publishing. Everyone’s all ‘perfection is the enemy of done’ … Continue reading

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Edits: The Hiding

Still haven’t conquered my fear of edits. Reading through the bits of this novel and I want to include this and that and pull in other characters so that the next two books I want to write in the same … Continue reading

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Wet feet and windowsills

Today is a better day. I have wonderful friends, one of whom sent me money for Scrivener and another of whom insisted on buying a couple of ebooks directly from me so that I could get 100% of the money. … Continue reading

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A story is the same length as a piece of string

Another Flash Fiction Friday goes by without a flash fiction from me. The Smurfs are still languishing on my hard drive. It being a humorous kind of piece, I have to be in the right frame of mind to write it and … Continue reading

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