Bits and pieces

14. Feb, 2020

Sometimes things seems to move so slowly that one wonders if progress is being made. Well ... apparently it as as I am halfway through my global release process with two books down and two to go. For the next week or so I will be re-editing - for the umpteenth time - The Ring of Curses as that's the next book in the line. After that comes Sword of Stone and I'm back on track with writing. That day will be a good day as I miss the simple writing process.

So ... another weekend rolls around with each day open to many possibilities. I wish them all to be good ... for me, and for you. Enjoy. 

8. Feb, 2020

At the moment I am in the process of updating my global reach with my books. It has been a learning curve along the way, and at times, very frustrating. But steps forward are being made, if only baby ones.

At the root of it all it's because I write; I love writing and anything that takes me away from a story can become a pain. Not saying that this is always the case, but it happens. On completion of updating I hope to put some work into the following tomes. Will there be a publication or two ... who knows. It's all about writing ... off-loading a story that floats about in my head, if only in dribs and drabs.

Merlin's School for Ordinary Children - The Grail and Back Again

365 Moments of Joy

I Wasn't Always Old and Fat

Patience is a Virtue

I leave the rest in the *hands* of your imagination. Have a wonderful weekend. 

7. Feb, 2020

I don't sleep well so it's not unusual for me to be awake at around 4-00am. This morning I lay awake designing some postcards ... something a bit different, but I have been wanting to get the paints and brushes out again. I have stalled with my writing as I'm busy trying to get my global reach sorted. Yet, I know that when I get back into writing I won't know where to start. I have four books on the go - all of a different calibre and genre. It keeps it interesting. Anyway, it's back to it.

Have a great weekend everyone.

6. Feb, 2020

Yesterday and the day before it rained cats and dogs - and lots of water - over 135mils where I live, I believe. This might not be viewed by many as big news, but in a country that has been suffering from drought and raging bushfires for what seems like a lifetime, it is. Huge fires have been put out, dams and water tanks have been filled, rivers and creeks are running again after years of being dry, and the countryside is now showing some green growth. It is a joy, yet one that is taken for granted by so many.

While I did not set out to write about the devastation of Australia over these last months, I will continue on this thread by saying how sorry I am for all the losses that are also part of this cycle that is. Also, one might hope that the country will now put into place plans for the future ... not the bigwigs, but the individual. As my father said many years ago, 'a mountain can be moved one grain of sand at a time,' so ... lets move some mountains. Plant some trees - maybe some fruit trees, put in a tank if you don't have one, grow a few vegetables and herbs - pots are fine - and clean up your yard. It all helps. And don't forget to have some fun with the family when fulfilling these chores.

In the meantime, have a most wonderful day, everyone, and may the future bring you nothing but happiness and fulfilment.

 

5. Feb, 2020

I like to give the visitors to my web site something new so each year I update and change things around. I usually end up with a heap of pages. This year I had decided to just write a blog ... it might not be a daily thing but it will include my news, my book updates, reviews on books and movies, and events I attend. We'll see how it goes.

Today I will start with a book review, mainly because I'm quite excited about this book.

'A Choice of Nightmares' by Majorie Dorner. It was first published in 1987 and tells of a child molester who, while in jail for kidnapping a young girl and awaiting a hearing, torments the mother of said child. She decides to collaborate with the investigating officer by doing a bit of research and finds out that this is possibly not the first time that the offender has commited a crime of the same calibre. She shares this information with the officer calmly, but after an extremely upsetting phone call things go awry.

The book reads in such a way that it's hard to know which way it will go. And ... it has a very unexpected ending ... one even I could not work out.

If you enjoy a good psychological thriller, give this one a go.