Beech

They are planting new trees in the square, and one is directly outside my window. It is a beech (Fagus sylvatica) and the hole has yet to be filled in; it is that new to the area.  I do hope…

You Always Hope

“I get the impression that people are sick of being lied to by corporations and governments.  Writers have nothing but their integrity. They are disaffiliated. They can tell the truth. Anything doing that might just get an audience, whether it…

Scrivener

I love Scrivener.  It makes things so much easier for working out where I am in a huge body of work.  It makes ideas and changes visual, ensuring I do not lose track of the whole or the details. This…

The Merry Dancers, February 2014

These photos do not do the display justice.  It was the best I have seen in over twenty years.  In fact I think it was even better than the last major display I saw in 1992, when I lived in…

Selfies

Today’s website task was to choose photos of myself to upload to the frontpage here.  This was not fun. Having my eyes stare back at me for a couple of hours as I selected, cropped, collaged and scaled, was not…

Gimping

I love GIMP, it does everything I need it to.  Plus, it has a much more amusing name than Photoshop. Today I have had my day off writing (I try and have one off out of seven, and vary which…

Final Rewrites, Book One

Today I should hit 90k words, revised, rewritten and mostly edited. This is a good day, although I am conscious of the fact I still have nearly twice that to complete.  And then the final edits.