Tuesday, March 20, 2007


Okay - I've added the writing links (from one computer) to my del.icio.us space (I hadn't realised I had so many either) and I've modified the tags as well. I've got some links on another computer to put up there, and I haven't included all of the author links because that list is huge, but at least I'll be able to access the sites from wherever (whereever? where-ever?) when I need to.

Haven't done any more on Mirror of Andras - need to do some more on that tonight as I've had an idea for a slightly different direction to take it.
Mood: Tired, but ok

On Nano: Beyond the Pale by The Mission

Friday, March 16, 2007


Just had to put this quote up - I came across it on Marjorie M. Liu's blog. If you haven't already, read Marjorie's Dirk & Steele series. Wonderful paranormal stories with new twists on the paranormal theme.
Start at the beginning with Tiger Eye

Go. Read. Enjoy.

"If I lose the light of the sun, I will write by candlelight, moonlight, no light. If I lose paper and ink, I will write in blood on forgotten walls. I will write always. I will capture nights all over the world and bring them to you." --
Henry Rollins

On Nano: Taking Over Me by Evanescence

It's Friday!!! Yay!

Well, Friday has landed - and I'll be going home in just over 2 1/2 hours. No work this weekend! I've managed to read a couple of books this week, as well as write more on the Mirror of Andras short story. It's going to need monster edits when it's done, but it's better to acknowledge that now than have it preying on my mind. Otherwise I'll end up editing and re-editing what I've written without getting any further forward. :(

In other news: Samhain Publishing has just got RWA recognition, so congratulations to Samhain and all of its authors!

Mood: Pretty damn upbeat y'all!

On the Nano: Right Here Right Now by Fatboy Slim

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Three columns or not?

I'm trying to decide whether it would be a good idea to add in an extra column to the blog so there isn't so much scrolling to be done, or to try another template or ...I don't know. I've gone to a couple of sites - one lauding the joys of doing it in px and the other of doing it in %. I've saved a copy of the existing template so I can alter with (relative) impunity (and I can always remove the edits if it all goes pear-shaped) but still - there's always that moment of panic when you do something to your blog/web page and things disappear or go squiffy.

I may try it tomorrow.

Friday, March 02, 2007


Okay! I've tidied up the sidebars a bit and added in a few more blogs etc. that I visit (I haven't put the blogroll from Bloglines on there because that would be insane - I really need to pare them down a bit!)

It's Friday!!! Yay!

I want to work on my flash piece (150 words) and also a short story (3,000 words) this weekend - get them written up and then into editing. Then I will start up with the bears again - I haven't been ignoring them but other stuff came up that I needed to get submitted so... back again.

I read, on Wednesday, Linnea Sinclair's new novel Games of Command and it is fantastic. The characterisations of Kel-Paten and Sass were great, but I have to say that Kel-Paten stole the show as he struggled with his burgeoning emotions for Captain Tasha Sebastian; emotions that, as a cyborg, he shouldn't have. I really felt my heart clench when he thought he'd lost everything and this is certainly going to be a favoured re-read along with Gabriel's Ghost, An Accidental Goddess and Finder's Keepers. Secondary characters were interesting, and the furzels were great. For a review that's more articulate than one from me try here. But basically: Go, read, enjoy.

Want to learn more about Linnea and her books (yes, you do!) go to her website here - she's very kindly put some free short stories up for people to look at as well.

Mood: Upbeat

Listening to: L'Esprit des Gabriel from the Da Vinci Code