Category Archives: Thoughts

Progress is Progress, DAMMIT!

Says I, a person who is currently progress-challenged. I’ve been editing about a page worth of synopsis every other day, and there’s still a looong way to go. It’s all-good though: I know that this tid-bit of forward movement, as slight … Continue reading

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Revenge of the Awkward Author Photo Contest – I GOT 3rd PLACE! WOOO!

So you might remember a previous post where I mentioned that I was entering a competition for awkward author photos, and that the other entries for it were positively exploding with gaiety and hilarity… Well it seems I must give thanks to the … Continue reading

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Mad Max: Fury Road – what a lovely film…

Like many people, I had my socks rocked by the epicosity that is Mad Max: Fury Road. This post will be mainly about my thoughts on the film, so I’ll put all the non- Mad Max, nonspoiler stuff at the … Continue reading

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DC Comics making “just for girls” line… a good thing marketed poorly?

I’m EXTREMELY pleased that DC Comics are trying to get girls into reading their stuff (I’m hoping my little Magpie daughter will take an interest when she’s older), but I wish they’d market it a little differently… “Just for girls?” So … Continue reading

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Gamergate has spread into SFF. Time to Don my SJW shiny armoured suit

So, Gamergate has migrated across mediums and had a go at ruining the Hugos: the world’s premier Science Fiction and Fantasy awards. If you’ve missed the news, read about it all here. Sad Puppies, a bunch of privileged older-generation white … Continue reading

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How It’s Gone So Far, and My NEW WRITING SPACE!

Not bad. I’ve been busy enough that the time has flown by, and we’re almost at the one week mark. I’m getting stuff done, which is a cool feeling after how busy the last 5 months have been (sorry little … Continue reading

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This is going to be a Long Seven Weeks…

This is going to be a long seven weeks. I’ll try to avoid being overly sentimental while writing this. Not likely to succeed, so uh… consider yourself forewarned. For the past fourteen months I have been with my wife all … Continue reading

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400 words a day…

Reading “A Slip of the Keyboard” has reminded me of a goal I used to hold myself to: 400 words a day as a kind of minimum, inspired by Terry Pratchett’s own self-imposed goal from his noob-writer days. I think … Continue reading

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I need a writing cave. A grotto. A… tent?

Or a teepee. Pretty much anything really (although an Igloo might not work in this climate). I just need something to get my creative self out of the house and into a work-conducive environment. I’ve been inspired by seeing Chuck’s … Continue reading

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My blogging has been on a hiatus. My writing has very nearly been on one. The word hiatus, only slightly recombobulated (and with a bit of “e”), says “I hate us.” That makes me sad, because I don’t hate us … Continue reading

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