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Annoyed: March 2009 it cost £30 to fill up my Fiat 500 with fuel. Today it cost me £46!!! Over the last 2 years I have had no pay rises, and won't be getting one this year.
I am also facing the prospect that I might not have a job in 6 months!
I now have to work till 64, not 60 to get my state pension.
The last labour government did for my private pension.
No point it trying to save, as the rates are not worth it.
If you enjoyed reading THE GREAT COLLAPSE, you can catch a sneak preview of the sequel, entitled, THE DARK AGE, on my blog page. Just follow the link. Feedback, discussion, and/or questions on this page or my blog is welcome!
Isn't it a lovely day?
I blew up the blog last weekend. Note blog, not bog! lol.
During the fixing of it by Oz, we updated the version of word press and the theme. I think it looks better and I learned a lot about what I can and can't do with it.
Between 10am - 1pm book launch at the Seymour Library (Victoria, Australia).
I'm excited, getting my official invites ready... lets see... local newspaper, local news (one can live in hope), local politicians, high school teachers (we only have one highschool in Seymour)... Who else (aside from everyone I know personally)???
The first episode of my hoping-to-be-drawn soon webcomic
First Log is slightly too big so I'm posting the final few pages in the comments section.
Trials of Abner Maris v1 – Looking In
Log Overview: Nightmare sequence (first four pages) of baby Abner being abandoned by his parents who launch him into space. Then we learn that Abner can actually survive in space without a suit or any accroutements.
About six weeks ago I released my first novel, Aure the Topaz, book 1 of the Aglaril Cycle.
Since then I've gotten feedback from readers (friends of mine) who say this is a gaming novel. And while I understand that fantasy RPG players will probably pick up a few ideas on how to play and react to situations (GMs too, btw), I don't know that I would call it a gaming novel.
The argument for it being a gaming novel is that the characters have classes like in D&D. But
Happy new year guys! Here's a funny old Viking joke for you...
A raven walks into an ale-house and says, 'Got any bread?'
The Viking barkeep says, 'No, this is an ale-house. We sell ale, not bread.'
The raven walks out, then walks back in and says, 'Got any bread?'
The Viking gets angry and says, 'I told you mate, this is an ale-house; we don't sell bread. If you ask me again I'll nail your damn beak to the bar!'
The raven walks out, then walks back in
Recently I watched an interview of my favorite author R.A. Salvatore, during the interview a girl asked him how he overcomes writers block and he..well, dropped some knowledge. He believes that there is no such thing as writers block and its just an excuse for laziness and lack of confidence. If you just continue to write the story will flow, even if you have to do some deleting later on. I actually find some logic in what he says and will never use the excuse of writers block again. What are your
My debut novel, The Kinshield Legacy, was just named one of the top four reads of 2010 at DailyCheapReads.com!
I can't tell you how excited and thrilled I am! As a writer, there's *nothing* better than hearing that people are enjoying my books. I may have a tough time breaking through the indie barrier, but I'm chipping away little by little!
My week has been made!
Updated January 7th, 2011 at 10:00 PM by kcmay
The writing didn't go all that well last year, no published credits to add to the two from late in the previous year and although I wrote a lot of words it was spread thin enough to not really seem that much. It wasn't nothing either though
So I am beginning this year playing catch-up in some respects. I've bogged myself down in the same old pages, rewriting and fiddling in the hope I will eventually break new ground. That must change this year, which means finishing pieces, getting
Updated January 9th, 2011 at 04:36 PM by kater
Good people of the sffworld.com, I would like to announce the launch of a new newspaper I have self-published.
It is an idea I got a while back, and after getting the (now sadly becoming more common for authors) rejections for getting it published I decided to purchase an internet domain and put it on the net.
It is a newspaper reporting on all aspects of life, including society, sport, politics, etc, in fact pretty much like a typical newspaper that you would get from
Updated January 5th, 2011 at 04:42 PM by Galactic News
I'm having the cover of The Venom of Vipers redone by this guy, so I'm trying to get rid of the copies I have with the old cover. If you're a Goodreads member (or sign up to be one) & a US resident, you can enter the giveaway:
I pay the shipping, but sorry-- I'm too cheap to ship internationally. :P
It's more of a sci-fi thriller than straight sci-fi, but if you like that kind of book (along
Updated January 5th, 2011 at 09:47 AM by kcmay
Inspiration: Feitelberg's blog entry from 2009. Yes, I know, thread resurrection of a sort.
But it got me thinking I might offer some helpful advice on writing groups and keeping them together.
I am in a writing group (I won't oversell that and say I lead it, but I do set the meeting dates based on member consensus, push for topics and to fill critique slots, etc.) that meets about every three weeks, barring major holidays, November (more on that later), and December.