A Story About My Mother, by Cassia Tan My grandfather has a favourite phrase: “There’ll be snow on Mars before I let you do that.” Mars was the planet next to Earth, the planet from which humanity fled five hundred years ago. On Mars there was no water, no such thing as precipitation. Hence the … Continue reading I Love Space Cats
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
If you've been following for a while, or are new here (hello!), you'll see that I have a book out on query. My first novel, in fact. Previously referred to as The Archivist - Book One, I have been lax in letting you all know its working (and submission) title*. And, let me tell you, … Continue reading Titles – and do they matter?
Thank you to everyone who entered last month's birthday competitions. As a reminder, the first competition was to name a character in the second book of my Archivist series, which I am currently writing. The second competition was to win one of my favourite science fiction books that I'd read this year. Congratulations to N.K. … Continue reading Birthday Competition Winners
Thirty-three years around the sun. Happy birthday to me! (And my Dad, coincidentally.) I thought I'd do something special for my blog today. A competition. Well, two competitions, actually. The first is to name a character in my current work-in-progress, Archivist series Book 2. Book one is coming back from the editor this week (exciting!) … Continue reading Birthday Competition