Oops, I Made a Mistake!

I made a mistake

I made a mistake
Oh dear, I made a mistake. It’s the type of mistake that only hurts you, and no one else. It’s a mistake I don’t wish to repeat … let me elaborate, as I usually do.

I’ve been really busy lately. I had to:

  • make sure Angel’s Kiss was all set to be made available on NetGalley for the month of February
  • work on preparations for attending Supanova in Melbourne (Apr 15-17). If you haven’t already done so, check out the business card holders I made to take to SupaNova
  • finalise the Kindle Touch and Cover Competition that I’d been running
  • reformat Angel’s Kiss — I disliked the large first line indent in the paperback
  • update the cover for Angel’s Kiss — reduced indent size meant reduced page count, which meant the original spine was too wide
  • work on the third, fourth and fifth Angel Series books. The sixth one can wait for now … there’s only so much I can do!

To top it off, I still have my day job to go to. When I’ve sold my first 100,000 books I’ll think about scaling back the day job.

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And the Winner Is …

and the winner is

and the winner is

… but first, a word from our sponsor. That would be me!

Just kidding! 🙂

All eligible email addresses were entered into a random list picker, courtesy of Random-ize. As I wanted to add a couple of screenshots, I masked the majority of the email address of each entrant, but left enough detail so that each one was unique. I still needed to be able to identify who the winner was!

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Make Your Own Unique Business Card Holder

DIY business card holder finished product
Okay, so this is a bit different for me, though it does show that I am creative in more ways than one.

As I’ve booked a table at the Indie Zone in The Alley for Supanova Melbourne (April 15–17), I thought I’d need some business cards to hand out. My dilemma was finding something nice to display them in. I searched the Net for a number of hours, looking for an inexpensive and unique business card holder, and couldn’t find what I was looking for. So I thought to myself that maybe I could make one, and searched for ideas. Bingo! Lisa Minckler, at You Made Me Ink! used an earring box to make a unique business card holder back in 2012.

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Imagination Land

Or why books are great…

Imagination
I love my imagination! It serves two purposes. The first is to give me almost all the material I need to write my stories, and the second is to enable me to visualise the characters and worlds from other authors’ books that I read.

An author creates a story to take us on a journey, but it is the reader’s imagination that brings the story to life. Watching something on the television, or going to the movies, we’re spoon-fed someone else’s vision of what the characters/places in our favourite books actually look like. I can’t recall my imaginings of a character having ever matched the TV show/movie character representation. Sometimes that spoils the show for me, especially if they’re quite different to how I imagined them.

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Why Am I Sad at This Time of Year?

Sad face

Sad face
It’s almost the end of the year and I am sad. Why am I sad? Okay, prepare yourself for a tirade as I explain why I’m sad.

Note: If you are easily offended, perhaps you should stop reading this article now …

Over the years political correctness has spread like a virus to infect all avenues of our lives. In most cases it’s been a good virus, but in some — this one in particular — it’s plain awful and wrong.

I live in Australia, which is a predominantly Christian, English-speaking country. Here are some statistics to support that claim, from the Australian Bureau of Statistics website, for the latest census in 2011:

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Win a Kindle Touch and Cover!

Win a Kindle

Win a Kindle
To celebrate the upcoming release of the second book in the ‘Angel Series’ — Angel’s Curse — I’m having a little giveaway!

Subscribe to my newsletter for a chance to win a Kindle Touch and Cover (for the Kindle). Existing subscribers please note that you will be automatically entered into the draw.

Entries close on 31 January 2016 11:59pm AEST. A random-picker website will be used to select the winner, and the winner will be announced on, or before, Sunday 14 February 2016 — provided the winner’s eligibility to enter has been verified.

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Let’s Say in Ten Words What Could Be Said in Three

White Chocolate

White Chocolate
This may seem somewhat off-topic, but I have to say that Aldi’s white chocolate — Choceur brand — is almost to die for. For those of you who don’t know, Aldi is a discount supermarket. I promise I’ll get to the point of this post shortly. Now, if my brother was here he’d be telling you that white chocolate is not chocolate. Technically he’s right, and if I were to talk about an off-white creamy confectionery that melts in your mouth, you’d probably know what I was talking about … but white chocolate is easier and instantly recognisable.

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Roadblock Navigation: Overcoming Hurdles That Stop You from Writing

Roadblock - take that leap

Roadblock - take that leap
Don’t dream about it, do it! Everyone has a story to tell. Some of us just don’t realise it …

Have you found your story? If you haven’t written it, why not? Are you scared? Do you feel like you’re standing at the edge of a cliff, worrying about the fall? Let yourself go. Simply enjoy the view and forget about the rest — that’s what writing is about.

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Wanted: Beta Readers

Beta Readers

Beta Readers
I’m currently looking for beta readers for my next book in the Angel Series — and any books that follow that one. Registration is open until November 20 (AEDT).

If you’re interested,

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Hello World!

Hello World!

Hello World!
With those two words – Hello world – my journey as an author begins.

Welcome to my world! It doesn’t matter if you stumbled across my site by luck, or found me via social media, thank you for dropping by.

If you have any questions – keep it clean please – don’t hesitate to ask. No, I can’t provide you with the winning lottery numbers for the next draw – I was rather hoping that you could tell me what they’re going to be – and no, I won’t lend you any money.

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