Sweating on a storm

In my mind, I am sitting here, writing a witty, fabulous, thought-provoking blog post. Of course, in my mind, I am also sitting in an air-conditioned office, sipping a tall, …

Fibro Five-Oh: Lisa Heidke

Today’s Writer Q&A is wearing a new, eye-catching name. Did you notice? I’m not sure if I’m going to keep it, but I have a case of the Thursday blahs …

The word of the year

In 2010, ‘shovel-ready’ was deemed by the esteemed persons who put together the Macquarie Dictionary to be the word of the previous year. Yes, it was soooo 2009, but it …

Droplets of inspiration

“What are you going to write about today?” asked The Builder, as we enjoyed the dying embers of the afternoon on the front porch. I thought. “Not sure,” I answered. …

My Little Pink Book

Today my credit card bill came in. That, combined with a chance conversation on Twitter last night, reminded me that I have never shared with my Pink Fibro friends the …

The Devil’s in the details

When I was a hapless cadet journalist, back in the day, I learned two major things: how to get to the publisher’s office rain, hail and snow after being sent …

Why blogging is not writing

When I started this blog, on a dare, nearly 12 months ago, I thought blogging was just writing on the internet. If you read my first post (it’s here, if …

Tara Moss is in the Fibro

The first time I interviewed Tara Moss, I wanted to hate her. It was way back in the days when her first novel, Fetish, was on the stands. She was …

Too many ideas can be dangerous

I left the muse on the train. A weekend away from the Fibro and my head is whirling with ideas, thoughts and impressions. Usually, this would be a good thing. …

It’s not easy being funny

A little while ago, I wrote about words that bring fear to a parent’s heart, and introduced to the world the ‘Concert Face’. This is an addendum to that post, …

A sweeping saga of excuses

So you may have noticed that I’ve gone very quiet on the NaNoWriMo front? After a barn-storming 10,000 words in the first week, happily announced, not so much as a …

Slashies are so hot right now

My boys have aspirations to be Slashies. Not in the Zoolander model-slash-actor-slash-DJ sense. More in the ‘I want to be everything when I grow up’ sense. Mr6 wants to be …

About that writing thing…

Technically, I should have written 15,000 words since I signed up to NaNoWriMo last Monday. However (you knew there was a however, didn’t you?), I’m sitting at around 10,000. I …

Second-chance Saturday

Sister B (Maxabella to those who have met her) tells me that my linky idea is a good one, but I have no idea about marketing. Oldie-but-goodie – as last …

Decisions, decisions, decisions

Driving home from the dentist yesterday, it struck me how many decisions we have to make every day. Think about it. Actually, don’t, it will do your head in, as …