It’s been a busy week. As you guys know, my MOT was due on my car. Sadly, it failed, but it only failed on one thing and it only had one advisory, both of which are being sorted today (huzzah!), which means my lovely Alba will have a clean bill of health. After all, she’s getting driven an awful lot more than she was before, now.
She also took me through to see my parents on Sunday (and drop Mr Bear off at his mother’s so he could help them move furniture). It’s nice actually having a day on a weekend where I can see my other half and family who all have regular working weeks. It also meant I got to go to the garden centre with my parents where I bought some pretty heathers amongst other things.
Mum also got me a fairy door as you may be able to see above.
Continue reading “Plants, Parents, Books, & Facelifts”
365 days of ups and downs. I’m sure you can read back on them all if you really want to, but I thought it would be quicker to mention the ones I can really remember here in this single, all encompassing post.
We started the year with two book releases. Not my first title, but my first two novel length pieces; Preying On Time and Breaking Cadence.
First titles in both their respective series, I was glad to get these books finally out there for people to read. Plus, the publishing process is extremely exciting to go through.
Of course, this leaves me grateful to both Gayla Drummond and the other members of Katarr Kanticles Press.
Continue reading “Christmas & 2014: A Year In Repose”
This crossed my twitter dashboard this morning: Kobo Cull Self-Published Titles In Knee-jerk Response To Tabloid Clickbait.
Obviously I ran (or clicked… whatever…) over to WHSmith, Kobobooks US & Kobobooks UK to see if this had affected Desecrated Bonds in anyway. Sadly, it has. I’m unsure as to why, though.
Those of you that have read Desecrated Bonds will know that it is pure horror and nothing to do with any of the more disturbing topics that were highlighted as on sale.
My protagonist doesn’t have undue fantasies about her father, there’s no rape and there’s no incest. There are, however, instances of murder, bloody crime scenes and the ghostly paranormal.
And, to be honest, I can’t see why any of these would cause the book to be suddenly ‘unavailable’ on their ebook shelves.
Continue reading “Kobo & WHSmith Annoyance & #WIPlines”
I’m eating stew. It has no dumplings in it, so I thought I’d make up for that by titling this post after them. I’m also trying to distract myself from the fact that, even though it’s delicious, I’m already starting to feel nauseous eating it. It’s amazing what we’ll do for distractions, isn’t it?
I’ve been going to the pub a lot lately even though I can barely afford it. Luckily, I’m blessed with really good friends who distract me from that and other things while I’m there. Next Saturday I’m going out on a more planned night out with a good friend, too. It gives me something to look forward to this week.
I keep trying to find little things to look forward to, pinning significance on barely important stuff to keep myself going. It’s working for the moment.
Continue reading “Dumplings”