Why aren’t I writing?

January 10, 2015

Why aren’t I writing? I’m a writer and I should be writing! I’ve beenreading John Scalzi’s “You’re not Fooling Anyone When You Take YourLaptop to the Coffee Shop”, and he often produced 5,000 words in aday. Welp. Maybe it has something to do with trying to catch up with cleaning andlaundry after the party season, and the quarterly tax return, andtaking the decorations down, and distributing my books around theisland,…


A new(ish) printer

Yay! I have a printer again. It’s second hand, but it works, and I managed to install a driver so it talks to the computer. I can now get on with FINISHING THIS DANG BOOK!

October 25, 2014


Yeah, I slowed right down again. Partly due to that pesky business of earning money. So I’d better go back to work and get another baby step out of the way.

August 3, 2014

6 Months Down…

It’s halfway through the year. On my two-submissions-a-week schedule, I should have submitted 52 stories by now. I’ve actually made 51. Pretty good, especially since I only managed 50 submissions in the whole of 2009. 52 submissions to go this year. I’d better get on with it.

July 1, 2010


Yesterday I went to see my friends in Franceses for lunch. On the way there I decided that if other people can give names to their cars, I can have a pet name for my laptop. So it’s called Tiddles. Because she’s aboutt he temperature and weight of a cat on my knees, and the vibrates slightly as though she’s purring. And yes, Tiddles came to Franceses, too. (So what…

August 14, 2009

A new toy

Yippee! I’ve spent some of my money from translation on a new mini-laptop. I’m not sure it’s big enough to be allowed out on its own at 25 x16x3 cm / 10″x6″x1″ It’s small enough to fit in a big handbag (a purse on the other side of the pond). It’ll take me a while to get used to it, but I’m hoping it’ll boost my productivity. Certainly it’ll be…

August 12, 2009