Category Archives: annoying things

Admin

I’ve been using this free WordPress site for a while and have been wondering about self-hosting, but to be honest I don’t have the energy to deal with moving to a new site and learning how to configure the WordPress … Continue reading

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New covers, and recommend me romantic SF

Here are the old and new front covers for The Maker’s Mask and The Hawkwood War and the new back covers for both. Click to embiggen or view as a gallery. I wanted the new blue covers to give a … Continue reading

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Dear Amazon

This is an open letter to Amazon, with regard to their UK Kindle Store. Dear Amazon: I love the Kindle. I love the convenience of being able to buy books and have them delivered immediately. I love being able to … Continue reading

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Plot early, plot often

In the ‘good news’ category: the steampunk thing, now tentatively entitled ‘Firebrand’, is chugging closer to being finished in first draft. So then it’ll be time for the second draft and then to send it off to the various people … Continue reading

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Random assortment

I like websites that log you in and keep you logged in. I get mildly annoyed about websites that expect you to log in every day, but I realise they’re doing it for security reasons. But websites that keep you … Continue reading

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Good Thing, Bad Thing

Bad thing: realising that the plot took a wrong turn about sixty pages back. Good thing: at least now I can fix it, rather than staring at the book thinking ‘This is crap! I can’t get on with this book … Continue reading

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Good news, bad news

Good news: barring any more unexpected hiccups in the process, the books are now on their way to the Kindle Store! I turned out to have misread the form on the Amazon site – it looked as if you had … Continue reading

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