Enjoy yourself as, tonight, the walls between this world and the other come tumbling down.
Monthly Archives: October 2020
Don’t usually listen to audiobooks but I was decorating a few days ago and found a good copy of The Blade Itself to listen to. I’m a big fan of Joe Abercrombie, and it’s been long enough that I don’t remember a lot of the story so… 25 hours later I completed it.
It wasn’t a full binge, I spread it over five or six days, but I haven’t read all week and barely watched any YT as a result.
Actually, that might not be such a bad idea…
As the lockdown grinds on I find myself in a Groundhog Day of wake, do stuff, repeat, with no change of scenery, no meeting anyone new, no new horizons… I’m going ever so slightly stir-crazy.
But being English, Groundhog Day doesn’t really compute. So, Squirrel Day? Hedgehog Day?
Whatever it’s called, that’s me snuffling about in the garden, head down, searching for grubs and nuts. Every day the same.
I was planning on finishing Spenderella last year, as a Christmas short-story-cum-novella featuring my action here Mark Barrett. A present to the lads in the breakfast club, if nothing else. I didn’t finish it in time so I put it away.
This year I didn’t think I’d have time to complete it, but I do.
Computers are so powerful they can just about create new realities.
I quite like this reality.
I wouldn’t give any of this up, not even the bad stuff. It’s all I want.
the shakers – Some of the best contemporary short stories you can read.
Free kindle download 24-28 October. Click the image for link or search on Amazon:
I took a couple of weeks away from writing to calm things down a little, recalibrate and refit.
After some thought I decided on a do-able writing target every year – 1 big, 1 small – plus other non-writing stuff like exercise & health, meditation and, crucially, my daily routine.
Because routine is everything.
Routine kills doubt.
Routine gets it done.