Saturday, August 29, 2009
SO, I have to now got on even more painkillers and see a physiotherapist. Ho hum.
Productive couple of days, ‘Whirled of Spectrum’ has now crossed the two hundred page mark. Hopefully I will have the first draft done by the end of this holiday, then some proof reading and then onto the printers. Seriously need to get my finger out as if it’s not out by mid November it’s all over for another year. Has to come out before Christmas ( as the story takes place over the Christmas and New Year’s holiday )
So far I have two educated proof readers lined up to give it a read through and two tweenagers who are rather keen. Don’t have anyone ‘Sinclair’ educated lined up to read it yet though... So that’s a bridge to be crossed later.
Hope it’s worth all this effort.
Sunday, August 23, 2009
It’s been a rough few days but crazy as it may sound I think my back pain may have ‘broke’ for want of a better word like a bad cold. Been feeling pretty damn good today. Had a hobble round town yesterday looking for a back support. Failed. No biggie, hopefully get some joy Thursday.
Today I managed the morning on the computer, got to lunchtime and had to lie down for a bit, not a problem though, my chair at work is so much better than my one at home... and its cooler their too...
Dammit... all this waffling about my back, that’s not why I started this blog! So, writing stuff.
I’ve started researching yet another book. Oh yes, that will be number five on the go, those being,
Zombie Project – First started and around 90% of the first draft Complete.
ZX Spectrum Project – Second started and around 80% first draft Complete.
Video Arcade Project – Third started, about 35 / 40% first draft Complete.
Faerie Project – Fourth story - Treatment Complete
That brings us to the new project, a love story... Bit of a departure from my usual stuff and naturally will not be on the same shelf as the others. Bit darker, bit deeper, set one hundred percent in the real world and will deal heavily with religions.
So this weekend I worked out the idea for the plot, created a few key characters, found a location in America and created a fictitious town.
Seriously now, if your into writing I would highly recommend looking at Google earth, its great for working out locations for your stories. I took some bits from here and there and photo shopped up an original town to work from. Great fun and a really useful document for the writing process.
If I get time this week I might pop some doodles up on here.
Now, I’m off to bed. Hopefully I’ll get some sleep tonight.
Friday, August 21, 2009
Chris had a bad night last night, a very bad night... So, at around 4:30 am he starts getting angry with his night terrors, I chose to ignore him so he punched me as hard has he could in the back...
Needless to say I screamed the flat down.
Oh I can’t blame him, and he was very apologetic... and now he can’t remember a thing...
Wish I could say the same.
Still.... One week until I see the specialist.
Monday, August 17, 2009
Apart from the fact I went back to work today, apart from the fact I’m in serious pain... I am now also completely sleep deprived.
I make no conclusions, I make no comparisons. I’m just saying what happened.
At 1:29 am my fiancé and I were woken up by a loud knocking on the wall, or from the loft, like someone was knocking really hard over and over and over again.
It wouldn’t stop, it sounded like it was coming from the wall behind the wardrobe which is an outside wall.
Seriously scarred shitless. Didn’t sleep a wink after and I’m dreading going to bed tonight.
Like I said, I have no idea what it was...
Not a happy bunny.
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
I’m currently psyching myself up to walk into town this afternoon. Seen some rather fantastic back supports online and hopefully will be able to pick one up. Crazy isn’t it, I wanted this blog to be all about my bookies but instead it’s turning into a rant about my flaming back.
Other looming problem is the Shed. Issue two is due out first Friday in August and it’s impossible to get any work on it done. I’ll be as sick as a dog if we don’t meet the deadline.
I’m sure I’ll work something out.
Need a cuppa tea badly.
Also need to work out how to get the time stamp right... it's on USA time or something.
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Went back to work yesterday, managed to get through the full eight hours and crashed flat out as soon as I got home. Today, well, the damage has been done and by lunchtime I was relieved of my command and sent home... again.
I am in that respect very, very lucky. My work colleagues are a very caring bunch who really look out for each other... or they’re just sick and tired of watching me writhe around in pain moaning, groaning and complaining all day long. Anyhoo, I’m seriously lucky to work for such a caring bunch of people, I really couldn’t handle the hassles and worries other peoples employers seem to pile on whenever they sneeze... Hope they know how grateful I am.
So, back at home, back on the bed, back staring at the ceiling with the fan on full as the flat is like a sauna thanks to his nibs and his hydroponic malarkey.
That’s pretty much it. Can’t spend more than ten minutes sitting at the pooter, can’t get comfey enough in bed to use the laptop.
Can’t do anything.
Gawd I’m rubbish.
I really wanted to have Whirled finished by the end of August so I could get it released on the 16th of October... Can’t see it happening anymore.
Welcome to my new bloggy... thing. This site will pretty much be littered with my personal musing, thoughts and rants. It will also be a place where you can find out about all the latest titbits’ on the upcoming ‘Whirled of Spectrum’ and ‘Zombie’ novels, art and other titles that currently clutter up my creative trunk.
Well... that’s the obligatory welcome done. Enjoy.