Back in Australia for a few weeks

After nine days in Paris, Chris and I have returned to Aust for the next few weeks ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ve just woken up from a 12 hours sleep. The first in over 40 hours ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Now it’s 4 am Melbourne time and I’m too dopey to write so I’ll play sims ๐Ÿ™‚

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Print copy of The Backup Girl

The Backup Girl is available in paperback from amazon now! It’s just been put up and it’s a light read at 98 pages. I remember the most difficult thing about this setup was creating the book cover. The one I had set up for the individual book cover wasn’t big enough in terms of PDI. […]

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Here’s a dose of publishing realism for ya

I just read an article aboutย the ins and outs of a publishing house and Jesus, the whole ‘traditionally publishing a book’ is really depressing. Thanks, Ian. But on a side note, it is a really good article.  

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The last part of my Australian Sabatical

After a disappointing start followed by a pretty decent middle, I am now coming up the last part. For the previous week and a bit, I’ve been with Chris as we moved about Queensland meeting up with people we haven’t seen in a while. I did no writing in that time. But I didn’t really […]

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Another draft done

Finished another draft of this one. It’s been on my computer for at least two years. I find the thought of this book fatiguing. I just want it done with. But it might be a few more drafts away though ๐Ÿ˜ฆ It was also the first goal in my quarterly goal objects to be completed […]

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First Chapter of Feet or Fins

Prologue   Unwittingly the town of Blue Bottle Bay held witness to the triennial migration of a family of Mira. A self-appointed term that describes the inhabitants of certain oceanic regions, like individuals in a country. To land dwellers they would simply be known as mermaids. Because there are no records, it is not exactly […]

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First Chapter of My Cousin Megan

Chapter 1: Last Time Here I was over the bus the first moment I got on it. It had that stinky smell of air deodoriser, the seats were scratchy and, based on the pattern, obviously came from the early nineties. Which ironically was where I was heading to. Backwards in time away from civilisation. I […]

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The Text Prize $10,000

I’m so going to enter my book in this competition ๐Ÿ™‚ Recently the Australian publishing house Text Publishing has been holding this competition called The Text Prize. It’s for stories that are orientated to children and young adults. It opens on the 3rd of March and closes on the 4th of April. But it also […]

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No agents or publishing houses please. I’m a serious about being published.

You’ve got a story all written and edited? Is it just sitting there next to your computer all printed out? Or is it safe on a usb with copies save in numerous internet storage locations? Thought that because you love your stories so much that publishing houses will feel the same. Did you want to […]

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How to know if you are suited to the writing career

Writing, including publishing, is extremely competitive no matter where you go. So much so that if you want to go the the traditional path of publishing houses and can be discouraged by; the long hours of unpaid or low paid work (you get paid for a story, not while writing one), the low chance of […]

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