Countdown to a prophecy

My first step to starting the year right was to send my book to my editor. After a nail-biting week I received the file back and to my relief she liked it. There weren’t major changes and the story was pretty solid. I accepted the grammar changes and fleshed out scenes she thought needed a … Continue reading Countdown to a prophecy

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Mission accomplished – Sort of

The key to having a successful year in 2018 meant I had to start the year off right. I hung out with my husband and our cat. It was low key. Partiers we are not. We watched TV, had a drink, and totally missed that it was the New Year until six minutes after the … Continue reading Mission accomplished – Sort of

Six Nights, Six Beds

Earlier this month my husband and I went to WorldCon75. The World Science Fiction convention happens every year, in a different city. This year it was in Helsinki. We’d planned it a year ahead of time because we were super excited to be finally going to Finland. Since my brother-in-law lives in England we decided … Continue reading Six Nights, Six Beds

The Sims as Reward

I love video games but I’m mostly a loner when it comes to playing. I don’t go for the online multi player games where I have to deal with other people even if it’s only through their avatar or their character. I’m always afraid as a newbie to those types of games that I’ll make … Continue reading The Sims as Reward

Keeping Austin, and the Universe, Weird

* * * * * posted by Kathy Waller ********************** When I met him at a Saturday morning writing practice group at Austin's Mother's Cafe, I thought David Davis was a great writer of the impromptu essay. Give David ten minutes and he'll create a masterpiece of eccentricity complete with--I don't know how he does it--beginning, middle, … Continue reading Keeping Austin, and the Universe, Weird

The Day After The Day of the Doctor

If you're a Whovian you were tuning in yesterday when they aired the 50th anniversary special, The Day of the Doctor. I had been waiting for this special since the summer when I first saw some of the promo photos. Then there were the rumours about who would be in the special, what doctors they … Continue reading The Day After The Day of the Doctor

Revisiting the classics

Since I'm a writer you could be thinking I'm going to be talking about classic novels. Those long and usually (at least for me) boring tomes we were forced to read in English class. Before you get angry and start spouting how great the classics are we'll just have to agree to disagree on that … Continue reading Revisiting the classics