Back On Schedule Following Some Technical Difficulties

Gawd, computers! Mine will be the death of me!!

Yesterday I started the rewrite of my book Paid To Dance: Asha’s Story Part Two, but all the technical issues I’ve had the past 24 hours, I’ve been wondering if it was a sign that I shouldn’t be doing this rewrite!!

Since early December the File Explorer on my computer has been glitching, meaning I had to close and reopen it a bunch of times before I could even get a document to open. Well, this afternoon I finally cracked the sh**ts (a common expression here in Australia when something infuriates you). After following the steps in a simple video tutorial sent by a friend, I actually managed to fix the glitch (fingers crossed).

With File Explorer fixed I was FINALLY able to open my Word document, but after working on the new Paid To Dance draft for a good few hours, it wouldn’t save due to a ‘permission error’. FFS!!

So back to Google to try and solve another IT problem. Turns out, suddenlt the system didn’t like the fact I had two separate documents with the same name in separate folders (even though these have harmoniously existed for some time now).

Hoping all is smooth sailing from here on in, and I can actually spend my spare time WRITING instead of fixing computer problems!!


Late night ravings…

We are not two weeks into 2020 and my writing goals have already changed…

Well, changed back really. To my original writing goals for the first quarter of the New Year.

I had originally planned to hit the New Year running with a rewrite of my book Paid To Dance: Asha’s Story Part Two. Then I decided to move that to the second quarter, and work on stories for the revamped edition of my short story collection The New Neighbors.

Now I’m back to the first plan. And my brain hurts already. In addition to favouring instant gratification, I’m not always the best with change, also not a great attribute for a writer.

The reason for this change is that I have recently decided to study this year, and figure that working on short stories is going to be easier whilst studying than doing a whole book rewrite. So best get the big job done before said study begins.

One thing I know is that no matter what I do this year, I don’t want to lose touch with my writing. Writing is more important to me than anything else in the world.

And I want to get all my previously published titles BACK into distribution, so that I can focus on new projects.

It all feels a bit overwhelming right now. I’m sure once I get some words on paper tomorrow I’ll feel much better.

Night all!


The New Neighbors prequel COMPLETE


This afternoon I finished writing the first draft for the official PREQUEL to my suburban suspense/domestic noir short story The New Neighbors. And it still does not yet have a name.
This prequel follows nurse Amy who begins a job at an isolated lake house in Waterbury, Vermont and becomes entangled in a mystery involving the house’s residents. It is basically The Skeleton Key without the Hoodoo.