Author Interrupted

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#Nanowrimo updates, #Stuffwritersneed, #Facebook and more

So, for those of you wondering where I vanished to on Facebook, I’ve been locked out temporarily.  I’ve submitted my driver’s licence, I hope they let me back on soon.  But there’s very little that I can do other than follow guidelines.  I’m not worried though – what’s got me more upset is that my pre-order for Memento Mori has been cancelled.  I’m working through that too with Amazon.  Not been a good day for me and tech at all. But in better news… In better news this week, I passed 125k on my Nanowrimo novels.  Ar Y Traeth isn’t going up...

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Ar y Traeth (on the Beach)

So, of all the stories I’m writing, I think this one is going to be the hardest.  You can follow along on Wattpad of course, but I thought I’d give you a bit more on this one before we get started. There have been two bodies washed up, on two separate beaches on the desolate and hauntingly beautiful coastline around a small, isolated village in Wales.  They are both pointing at one another, though roughly halfway between them, a ruined laptop, phone and rucksack was found three days before. A tale of secrets, lies and the stories we’ll tell ourselves...

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Coffin Hop 2014!

This is a sorta PSA brought to you for horror readers everywhere. And, I’m giving away five copies of my horror novel, due out on November 29th. (check the rafflecopter below) What is Coffinhop? Coffinhop is a supporitve group of horror writers who band together for a few days and share horror, stories, books, and *stuff*. Me, I’m just boosting the signal.  I think CoffinHop is a great project, and I think I’ll be more involved next year, for now I just wanted to signpost peeps to the site, and give away some horror stories. Oh, and recommend some other...

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Adventures in medical stuff…(Lithium)

I don’t often talk about medical ‘stuff’ on here, but I thought it was important to post something because for the first time in a long time, my health has gotten in the way of my writing. It started about eight weeks ago.  I couldn’t sleep – which is unusual to say the least for my usual meds.  So I upped them. (Quetiapine) Seroquel’s primary recognised function, beyond being a mood stabiliser off label (it’s an anti-psychotic ON label) is that it acts on the histamine that makes you sleep.  So it stopped working.  And I began to get really...

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And the winners are…(Nano 14 books)

Cough. Yeah, ok, slightly mean. I’ve been asked so I thought I’d get the announcements over and done with. On release this month Delayed from last month because of the adventures in illness (another post, coming soon!), Memento Mori and 365 Blogging topics for writers are out this month.  I hope people like them because they’re really the first proper books I’ve put out in a while.  And they mark a shift in how things will be done around here, and the beginning of I hope is a regular schedule. And this year’s Nanowrimos Overacheiver that I tend to be,...

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Our adventure in North Wales :) (not much about writing)

I thought I’d share some of the pictures and information about our mini adventure. We went to Trefor and stayed in an amazing little rented cottage as a base, and then explored a lot of the amazingly gorgeous north Welsh coastline.  If you get the chance, do it. As for me, I spent a lot of time thinking about what the last few years have brought me – how ill I’ve been, and the reality of that, and that I need to really start working towards the things that are most important to me.  I’ve got everything I need to make...

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Introducing Night Watch, by Linda Hall

Today, I’d like to welcome Linda Hall to my blog.  Linda’s a  member of The Alexandria Publishing Group, a group of writers who are dedicated to providing high quality books to readers everywhere. Over to Linda…. I am pleased to announce that NIGHT WATCH, the first in my new mystery series (#emridgemysteries) is finally available. This book has been a part of my life and planning for a long, long time. Before I wrote six books for Harlequin, I wanted to write a series of mysteries which featured a female boat captain. She was in my thoughts during the first Bouchercon...

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I am what I am…linguistics, gaming and more…

So, for a very long time I’ve kept two separate blogs – Kaiberie.com was my personal blog, and here was where I spoke about writing.  Then the host I was helping out on went under and I lost this blog (I’m getting it back, I just need to import it first, one by one, from the way back machine), and I decided at that point that I’d keep this hobby, cryptography and linguistics light. I’m making a new decision.  I can blog about my personal stuff on my personal blog and still talk about the same stuff from a different...

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New category, updates and sidebars

A bit of house-keeping rather anything particularly important.  Well, depends on your perspective really. Housekeeping wise, I’m hoping to put the older blog posts back eventually.  I’m still trying to work out the best way to do it, but it should be doable. I’ve also added a new category – short fiction.  Anything I write that doesn’t fit anywhere else will go there.  You’ll also get sneaky sneak peaks of parts of the shorts and novellas I’m currently editing, as the spirit (my muse) moves me. I’m also delighted to announce that the Kickstarter I was involved in (external communications...