ZomCon, aka my first convention

Swancon 2021 Image by Swancon46 This past bank holiday weekend I attended the rescheduled Swancon 46, Australia's longest continuously running science fiction convention, here in Perth. It ran over three days and included discussions, activities, writer's sessions, author sessions, gaming, movie watch parties, and a costume competition, among other things. It also hosted the Tin … Continue reading ZomCon, aka my first convention

Letting a Wild Thing Grow

A year went by without Rupert mentioning anything, but that didn’t mean he stopped thinking about it. You saw the references in his every move. In his hobby, his obsession, most especially. “That’s the last of them, I think,” he’d said, laying golden roses on the kitchen table. You’d looked out the window to the … Continue reading Letting a Wild Thing Grow

The Wait (IWSG June)

It's that time again - Insecure Writer's Support Group day. Every month we blog about our doubts and concerns, our struggles and triumphs. We connect from all around the blogosphere to share and encourage, both experienced writers and new. Feel free to join us! The awesome co-hosts for this month's posting are J Lenni Dorner, … Continue reading The Wait (IWSG June)

Query Log, Stardate May ’21. Rejections Are… Hard

Today is a 'rejections suck, but I'm not going to quit and neither should you' post. That's right, fellow writers: Engrave this in your brain: EVERY WRITER GETS REJECTED. You will be no different.John Scalzi Since I began sending out my first manuscript in January this year, I've received the following responses: Agent rejections: 15; … Continue reading Query Log, Stardate May ’21. Rejections Are… Hard