I have finally joined Goodreads

Don’t know why I didn’t before, never really made a decision on it either way. But now I have, it’s been quite quick to add a lot of books that I’ve read, old and new. And I’ll experiment with the widgets of course too: Stephen’s bookshelf: favorites Old Man’s War by John Scalzi Accelerando by ...

Crucial writing times

I’m *this* close to finishing my 2nd novel in a 10 month span. Usually I don’t write a lot about specific writing progress here, because like all blogging novelists, known or unknown, you realise quickly it’s just not that interesting. But I’ve almost kind of hit a snag. On the current project, I seem to ...

Don’t get off target

Don't get off target
I was going to write something about writing as a business again, then I realised there isn’t much point, and that I have to concentrate on the writing itself, because nothing else matters until you have that down. Fair progress in NanoWriMo — I’m just behind where I should be, but it’s a margin I ...

This really works

This really works
In basically just six days or writing, and really only five days, I have written over 11,000 words. That’s a phenomenal amount in such a short time, fit in around work and family and all. It’s all about having a new laptop finally, and using the train time like never before. Fifty thousand words doesn’t ...

Some writing progress already

Today is the first full day of eeePC on the train, and wow, did I get some results. First day and I’ve written nearly 2000 words. Not bad at all, I have to say. If I can keep this up, the targets for NanoWriMo seems remarkably possible now. This is so much of the reason ...

We have the tools, now let’s see the talent

To do a little paraphrasing from Ghostbusters up there, I’ve finally got the gear. Managed to work out the financial details (from bond money and the like) to go and get myself an eeePC today. EeePC 1000H, with a lot of good features, and most importantly a good keyboard. For writing, most of all. So ...

National Novel Writing Month

National Novel Writing Month
Nanowrimo has been going for a decade now — it’s an online-based competition where every November a whole bunch of people write a novel in a month. The goal is volume, with quality to come later, if at all. And I’ve just said, screw it, I’m in. Unlike probably a lot of people, I know ...

Wow, the week is over

Ha… don’t think there’s much to say about that. I usually end up so stuffed and exhausted come Friday night that I don’t even want to do anything (and like I’d have anything to do now anyway!) So this week, I commuted a lot, read half of John Birmingham’s new disaster novel “Without Warning”, which ...

An unexpected surprise

Each Friday (local time), John Scalzi writes a column for the AMC Channel site on science fiction movies. A month ago he asked readers to submit questions for him — reportedly he got a lot. I sent one in, not expecting much from it, but today have discovered something quite surprising. He’s done his first ...

Light at the end of the tunnel

It’s almost all done now. The moving house that is. This week, after going all out through to late Monday night, I’ve instead been dropping by a few times each night, picking up more, or cleaning up more. Now there’s only a very tiny amount of loose stuff left in the house, the garage is ...
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