Friday, January 18, 2013

A Terribly Witty Idea

I finally did it. I conformed to trending social networking fads and created myself an author page. I held off as long as I could for fear of being labelled as a spammer. But I hear it's the 'in' thing nowadays and I'm nothing if I'm not fashionable.

So here it is. Why not pop on over and give it a like?

While I can't very well write four or five long and insightful posts on here each day, I can update regularly via the author page. Just a friendly warning; wouldn't like you to miss out on anything.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

At Your Polling Stations

Read the End First is currently entangled in the Predators and Editors poll for best anthology of 2012. It's doing really well, but because I'm so hard to please, I want it to do better.

There's just over 15 hours to get your votes in. Any of you who have read Read the End First will know that it's a quality book with consistently good writing and editing throughout. It's unique in its premise and in the content it drew. So it's well worthy of your vote.

My story in this book, Hammered and Nail, has been called out a few times, as have many of the stories, and we want to spread the news of its existence far and wide. As always, my loyal subjects, I would be eternally grateful for the support.

It takes only a few seconds, but will create many hours of happiness for me and hence unending satisfaction for your good self. Don't forget to click the confirmation link on your email though, or the vote won't count.

Ready, steady, GO!

Friday, January 4, 2013

A New Way to Become Acquainted

First and foremost, happy new year to you all. I ask you to forgive me if this post sounds sluggish and hungover-ish, but there's a perfectly good reason for it. I'm sluggish and hungover.

So, a new year and new beginnings. I have already started to organise my tonne of scraps and papers to prepare for the writing year. Hopefully 2013 will see the printing of at least one more book by my good self.

Now as you know, from the start this blog was dedicated only to things writerly. I'll admit there have been times when I've had to slap my hands away from the keyboard to stop myself spouting about some new gadget I'd purchased, or ranting over world affairs, or lamenting my non-writing related woes, and though this does good for the health of the blog, it does not however, help to foster the most open relationship between you and me. Surely, I have heard you ponder, there must be more to this person than pen and paper, fingertips and keys; surely she has more to say than buy, buy, buy.

Well, if you're interested I have found a way in which we can become better acquainted. There's a relatively new site on t'interwebs called 'Storylane.' It's basically Facebook, Twitter and Blogger all rolled into one. Here is where you can find the writings of non-fiction, emotional and life insights, and general bladderings I must contain myself from deluging here.

In short it's more like a very public, very embarrassing diary, but we shall call it speculative non-fiction for the want of a better title. You can find me here.