Yearly Archives: 2019

One Saturday in May

Saturday was election day in Australia. I have to admit to being disappointed with the result. Not just because I was hoping for a government that would take climate change more seriously, but mostly because the winning party indulged in a scare campaign that worked. All they seemed to do was tell you how much…

Beat the bots

Easter Monday and the Anzac day holiday were in the same week this year, which meant that if you took three days’ leave, then you ended up with an unbroken stretch of ten straight days of holiday. Naturally, I took it. We both did. Which is fine, except Monday, Wednesday and Fridays turned into a…

Bad writing habits

I’m making changes to Stars Beyond, based on our editor’s feedback.  A few changes to the first chapter. Well, let’s be honest, more than a few. (It’s okay, not a total rewrite, we did leave some words the same at the end of the chapter.) Sherylyn is following along behind, unmaking half of them. “But…

Progress report

We got the edits back for Stars Beyond early this week. The changes our editor asked for weren’t too bad.  Although, I have been rereading the story since, and some of the word choices in the first four chapters sound flat. It doesn’t take much to fix. Little tweaks here and there, but I’m relieved…

A tale of two movies

Today I saw Captain Marvel. It was great.  I enjoyed it. Lots of fun, with a decent plot. I say this, because I also recently saw Alita: Battle Angel, and I have to say that the world building in Alita was beautiful, and the effects were excellent, but the story was ordinary. It didn’t finish,…