Getting the engine started on Quicker than Blood is taking way longer than expected. Back in March I thought I was creeping up on getting into the meat of the prose, and, well...I am in the midst of doing the last thing before I actually get into the drafting process – writing out a scene… Continue reading September of slumping timber
I feel like I’m making real progress on Quicker than Blood, and it’s all down to what I was talking about last month – complexifying the story without really changing too much about it.Suddenly events have more momentum and mass behind them – an abandoned hotel room and the litter in it are, far more… Continue reading Slow-Fast August
Apparently, approximately once a year, as the weather improves, I am legally obligated to injure myself. You may recall last September I took a tumble while trying to organize a writing desk and managed to take some bruises. Very nearly a year later – right at the start of August, thus this delay – I… Continue reading You speak the truth, or July?
Things will be a LITTLE bit slowed down for a minute, over here.Life has gotten 'may you live in interesting times' style interesting, and that, on top of what I thought was a fairly minor DIY project going somewhat awry, means that I absolutely need to take some extra time to get things - and… Continue reading July’s when… Oh gosh, I really need to lie down.
It’s been a long month for me. Nightmares, literal and figurative, have played a role in it. The most anecdote-worthy nightmare is when my toilet broke and I had to get very, very DIY with trying to repair it due to having a family-member over as house-guest.That resolved satisfactorily, although for a night it meant… Continue reading June’s when the year turns over
I think that inertia is a force in all of our lives, and for writers – or at least for this writer – it can be especially impactful.It can take forever to build up speed, getting some project or task started. Once it’s going, it takes much less energy to keep going. Sometimes it can… Continue reading There May be progress.
Well, the cough is now long behind me, but I managed to catch a random fever on Sunday night – resolved by Tuesday morning, but left sleepless, not recovered or caught up with anything until now – Thursday.Despite being out of end at the tail end of April, and needing to spend a little more… Continue reading Febrile April
At last, I am free from my cough! No more do random coughing fits destroy my concentration... but, just in time to keep me on my toes, some neighbours are getting some work done and there are occasional rare and mysterious banging sounds.However, I have kept my concentration up enough to finally nail down (what… Continue reading Slow March
I have a cough! I am 95% sure it’s not covid, but, hooboy. That was not a nice headcold – I was theoretically only down for a half-week or so, but the cough lingers. It turns out that a cough can hang on for weeks and weeks and WEEKS, even while the rest of the… Continue reading Of February and Frogs in the Throat