Ants, it seems, rather like to tramp through my flat in dizzying numbers all throughout summer. My peaceful attempts at using tea tree oil and cucumbers and other ant deterrents work for a few days at a time, but then my flat (no rooms are off limits, apparently) becomes a seething mass of tramping little [...]
I randomly woke up at 5:30am today, and couldn’t get back to sleep. So I decided to do a silly thing and get up and be productive. (Much coffee has since been involved)
I slogged through the last fifty pages or so of Ramsey Campbell’s The Darkest Part of the Woods, and have begun reading Fly [...]
So, now that the first chapter of Downtown is completely rewritten (and I mean completely–instead of my main character sitting on a statue outside a party, she is now getting up to mischief at a magic show), I feel it’s time to ponder more important things.
What say you about smiley faces with noses? Take, for [...]
who has sold her novel Shades of Milk and Honey in a two-book deal to Tor. Mary is fabulous, and completely deserving of this. You can read the story and offer your congrats at her blog.
(although this reminds me that Mary did a favourite bookshop post for me that I, in my utter slackerdom, have [...]
My 140 character micro-story ‘Flower’ has sold to the twitterzine Outshine, edited by Jetse de Vries.
It got to 46.4C (116F) here yesterday, which is a record temperature–albeit something I’m not entirely sure we should be celebrating.
Jono came home from work early and whisked me off to a shopping centre to hide in the air-conditioning of a giant Borders (although there is a Borders just up the road from me, but [...]
Here I am with Downtown once again open in front of me. I’m doing a bit of slashing and hacking due to various kind suggestions. Well, when I say ‘a bit’, I’m looking at more of a massacre scale than a bop on the head.
I’ve found, much to my pained chagrin, that the best way [...]