November is upon us. I just looked up and realized as much. I also realized that the novel I chose for NaNo has a process that is slightly uncongenial to the whole NaNo goal. *sigh* Of course, I’ve hit around 20k, so it’s time for retrenchment–going back and reading the first bit so I can […]
I’m waiting for the coffee to settle before I go on a longish run, and thinking about the day’s work. There’s Beast of Wonder to get decent wordcount in on; the book wants to be written piecemeal with a dialogue skeleton first. Which is my very most un-favourite way to write a book, but since […]
Me: I can’t believe I’m doing this. Louis: YOU’RE A REAL PAL. OKAY, SO IS THIS A GOOD POSE? Me: I guess? Louis: YOU’RE NOT HELPING. Me: Look, the last time I saw you, you were shooting at everyone. Louis: I SAID I WAS SORRY. Louis: SO OKAY, IT SHOULD GO, SINGLE MALE LOOKING FOR […]
A dream of trying to get to a petrol station with a janky old minibus told me it was definitely time to get up this morning. I’m not allowed to run today–stressing my flu-ridden body with easy 5km jogs for the past couple days was just enough to scratch the itching under my skin, but […]
So yesterday, not ten seconds into my morning run, Miss B thought she heard another dog, lunged, took out my knees, and sent me to the ground in a singularly un-graceful fashion. I was bleeding so badly I had to take her home, deck myself with sticking plasters, and head out the door again (alone, […]
If you’re interested in a two-buck werewolf short story I wrote while thinking about how to write the Angelov Wolves, now’s your chance!
I finished Kenneth Stampp’s The Peculiar Institution yesterday, during a break from the Sekrit Projekt. I had to take the book in small chunks, because so much of it is sickening. If one wishes to understand America, one must look unflinchingly at chattel slavery. It’s that simple. It took a little while, sitting on the […]