First, WOOOOHOOOOO!!!! I am now enrolled in the Master of Public Health at The University of Melbourne - or UniMelb, as its domain has caused it to be known since I was last at University, 25 years ago! I got the offer for the Masters in mid-December but I couldn't bring myself to write this … Continue reading I’m in!!! Now it gets interesting…
Hello dear readers!Here at last is Chapter 9 of The War of Wind and Moon - I'm quite excited about this one because it is the end of Act One of both Season One and Mia's life! I do hope you enjoy it. For those of you who listen to the podcast as you read, … Continue reading The War of Wind and Moon, Chapter 9
Warning: Geekiness follows for my fountain pen loving friends (esp Kim M. Koning who was asking about good red inks a while ago) I'm well and truly into development of my next novel, now (well, next novels actually as I'm letting two projects fight it out to see which gets my full attention) and it's … Continue reading Summer fountain pen & ink rotation!
I was delighted to be invited by Stephen Campbell to be on his podcast, Crimefiction.fm and, despite feeling decidedly odd being 'on mic' instead of being the audio engineer, it was great fun! As a crime fiction reader as well as writer I've been listening to the podcast since it began in April as a spin-off of his … Continue reading As Long As She Lives on Crimefiction.fm!
As I was working with my editor Ann on the line edit of As Long As She Lives, my lovely Wattpad readers brought my "read" count to 1 million! I am truly as surprised and delighted now as I was when I wrote my first "thank you" post at reaching 200 reads - every single … Continue reading 1 Million reads and a map!
While hunting for a new desktop photo from my 2009 writing retreat in New Zealand, just now, I found this shot of my work table and had a realization. See that yellow legal pad? That's the beginning of As Long As She Lives! It's on the legal pad because I was working on another novel entirely … Continue reading From little things…
If you follow me on social media you'll know that I've been up and around again for a couple of months and making up for all that time lost to illness since living in Thailand. I have, of course, returned to editing As Long As She Lives, I've joined my local branch of The Australian … Continue reading Getting deeper with Subtext, the #StoryCraft Podcast.
Thank you. A thousand times, thank you! The continued support for As Long As She Lives on Wattpad has been such an inspiration as I continue to edit and polish the draft, before I try to publish it. It has meant even more these past six weeks or so as I have struggled to recover … Continue reading As Long As She Lives approaches 600,000 reads. Thank you!
It's been almost a month since I completed the serialized re-write of As Long As She Lives and in an attempt to stop myself picking up the manuscript and fiddling, before I receive my editor's first notes, I've given some thought to the experience, which I hope may be useful to current or potential Wattpad users. … Continue reading 5 things I’ve learned from Wattpad (so far)