Wednesday, 11 July 2012


The event is nearly upon us. I for one, not being a sports fan will not be going (I wouldn't want to deprive true fans of a ticket) and as for staying glued to the set, I'll watch the highlights and specific sports on iplayer. Good luck to everyone involved though!

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Novel is a tapestry

I'm weaving a beautiful tapestry not running up some flimsy summer dress. It'll take time but I want it to be right and be justly proud.

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Passage of Venus

The board is set and the pieces are moving - Venus is showing us poor mortals that we will not be here forever, but she sure will.

Saturday, 5 May 2012

It's all gone swimmingly and I'm a proud author of a short One Small Step for Dahlia Rex that I really enjoyed writing.

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Painting and a cat

Doing the decorating - undercoating and glossing woodwork, and made a cat from a hairy cushion. I've got a net to keep birds off my runners and broccoli, but I don't want them to get caught in it. So made a cat with big shiny (tinfoil) eyes and a bit shiny (tinfoil) collar. All I need now is to hang a bell near it.

Thursday, 12 April 2012

The Goldilocks Fault

I'm back on the first novel with its new name - The Goldilocks Fault. Editing is a killer!

Thursday, 5 April 2012

Too many waves

I'm tackling my first novel - The Deluge/The Wave, and did a search on the titles and there are way too many. So, I've found another title - The Goldilocks Fault.

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

More to come on Kindle

My short stories are doing well and I've been making progress. April will see my first on Kindle called One Small Step for Dahlia Rex. Ebooks are the way to go.

Friday, 9 March 2012

Red Dwarf - a sci-fi classic.

Red Dwarf screened it's last show. The cast are older, and I got seriously worried in the middle when they came back to earth, but there was no need to worry - it's wasn't real. Phew!

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Moon colony

Busy deciding just what life is like on my moon colony. My tag line for the anthology is: You can’t pick your neighbours on earth, but on the moon – you can’t even move away.

Saturday, 25 February 2012

Science brain

Time to get the science brain in gear to see if writing proposals is my thing. It looks good though - so many interesting projects and seeing the impact they could have.

Friday, 17 February 2012

Writing for Radio

I've always listened to the radio and will listen to drama above music. Even now Radio 4Extra is on. It's a wonderful resource for a writer, but, as independent producer/director Cherry Cookson said, not that easy to get work taken on. So tell me something I don't know.

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Short story - but it isn't when you have to write it.

Slogging away at my series of short stories, Surrey-on-the-Moon. I've really enjoyed the characters and how they interact, who lives who dies, who has secrets, who is not what they seem. Now it's time to put the ingredients in and start stirring.

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Stargazing Live

Following the brilliant Stargazing Live, I stare up with renewed wonder at the night sky. Orion being my 'check in' constellation. The moon is high in my thoughts too and I look for the Sea of Crises, where Arthur C. Clarke set his short story, The Sentinel, the forerunner of 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Friday, 27 January 2012

FourTold Fiction

The four of us, John, Jenny, Ed and I are arranging a meeting to discuss our joint website.

Monday, 23 January 2012

Wow! Yes! Thank you very much brain!

Just had a relevation. The person you think did it - didn't. My short story about Dahlia Rex on the moon just got interesing.

Saturday, 21 January 2012

The SIlja Swaby blogsite

So chuffed that my blogsite is up and running. Time to tackle the tough stuff, the story!

Saturday, 7 January 2012

La Vida Scriba moves

One click on will get you to where La Vida Scriba continues to comment on the ups and downs of writing.

Silja Swaby's site if you want more.


Wow! I entered the world of Blogger with trepidation and have come out the other end with a website (blogsite) that looks fantastic, states what I'm about and when things happen I can edit as easy as pie!