Tuesday, 22 April 2014

An Update on Bugger All.

So that's Two All - All for One - my book - being uploaded AGAIN - no point in putting a link to it as it won't be on sale now for about 24 hours - I'll do one when it is on its next free promo.  The wonderful Lee Burton of  Ocean's Edge Editing gave it a good old clean up.  Any future bits of writing will be going straight to Lee - poor sod!  

Other than that what's happening......bugger all really. Still pulling my hair out trying to get my sequel plot sorted out.  I keep thinking I'm there and then decide it's stupid and starting over.  I love my prologue bit but now I fear it may have to be modified for the whole to make sense - so do forgive me if that piece undergoes a bit of heavy duty messing around with when I do FINALLY get there.  Haven't even decided on a title yet, I still feel a million miles away from that stage.  It'll come, probably in a blinding flash as I'm crossing the road and I'll get squished mid-eureka moment.

Oh well, sorry to be so boring.  I'll try to do something really stupid in the near future to regale you with.

See you,
Big Dxx

Wednesday, 16 April 2014


Hi, sorry, I know ... ages.  Been writing and editing.  Got "Two All- All for One" back from a second proofreader/editor, all good, except I need to sort type-os and all the bad punctuation the first one missed :) Will get it done over the next few days and then I'll do a Two All free promo.  Short ghost story "Medium Rare" nearly done and the sequel to Two All is having to take a back seat while I let ideas for it peculate.  Also, ironing, cooking, dishes, being the Post Mistress of Doom (everything sounds more interesting with "of doom" after it), the hens, the stupid garden growing stupid weeds already, being vaguely sociable to the few humans I like, having to sleep and........ oh, that reminds me...........

This morning I woke up at around 5:30. Imagine the strains of Peer Gynt's "Morning".  Now - stop imagining them (or even listening to the link) because that does not sound anything like what woke me up at 5:30.  What woke me up at 5:30 was our cat (Jack Kirby) walking around outside meowing her head off in an incredibly strident manner to get someone to let her in.  Now, that wasn't ever going to happen.  Long ago we decided, give in once and that will be a habit formed, she'll soon learn to use one of the expensive cat houses I bought for her and Sydney.  Well, so far she hasn't and she's coming up for five or six.

Anyway, she eventually gave up and I was just drifting off again, when......EEKEEEKEKEEEKEEKE!!!  That is the sound of my youngest son twiddling with the dial of the shower.  He thinks if he twiddles it back and forward really fast it will heat up quicker.  It won't.  But he's a teenager now, and clearly knows best.  Well, my brain was just beginning to allow the "eeking" sound to be assimilated into parts of my dreams (don't ask) when all the fiddling caused an airlock in the pipes - HONNNNNNNNNNKKKKKKKKKKKKK!!!!!! OH YOU HAVE SO GOT TO BE..............

I gave in to the inevitable and got up when he started trying to twiddle quietly............ffs.

PS: This is Jack Kirby and yes, she's female, unlike her late namesake - she's not as good with a pencil either.