Space Trash Blog
‘Coming down the pike’ can be used to indicate something coming to prominence, up-and-coming, making itself noticed. I’ve also seen it used as a warning phrase, e.g. ‘something big’s coming down the pike – better get ready.’
Writing a series: It is vitally important to ignore other people telling you how you should write. What works for them is highly unlikely to work for you.
It seems that humanity can’t keep from a prurient fascination with the shape of other humans’ genitalia. It’s particularly annoying when you write a whole book, and the only thing that sticks with some people is the gender of the protagonist.
Hidden Gems advertises as an Advance Reader Copy (ARC) program, although they also accept published books for their reviewers. At time of writing, their review rate was 80%.
Amaranthe dreams of the past; of one of the old gods, woken by the Christian bells and the smell of blasphemy, and how one man gives his magic and his life to save his village.
Akureyri, Mývatn and Dettifoss – I finally, on my second visit to Iceland, made a stop at a thermal pool, and it was totally worth all the hype.
Ísafjörður, Westfjords: my hotel had concrete walls half a metre thick, what looked like four layers of glass in the windows, and some of the gusts were still making the lights flicker. I was duly impressed.
Icelandic horses are amazing creatures, as Jules Verne observed long before me. Small and incredibly strong, they travelled to Iceland with the Vikings in Viking longboats, and have thrived ever since.
To, through, and around Iceland – part one of the vacation diaries includes Reykjavik, glacier caves, and the biggest lava cave in Europe. Oh, and a volcanic extrusion.
There have been books where I had to agonise over the title, and ask for help, and toss coins, and read the cards…Through the Hostage wasn’t one of them.
Officially, the hareni don’t exist. The only criteria for becoming a harena is knowing the wrong people, and remaining a harena depends on survival ability.
An author on vacation is a tricky beast, because at any given point, they’re likely to be mentally elsewhere. Icelandic scenery is a good antidote.