Heading into the SCBWI Conference this week I feel it’s apropos that this particular song is next in the playlist. Sometimes I give myself the creeps Sometimes my mind plays tricks on me It all keeps adding up I think I’m cracking up.
I’ve already talked about this one a couple of times. If you’d like some alternative visuals try Sherlock or X-Men. Apparently an awful lot of people have the moves like Jagger… Playlist link here.
People keep asking me what the book is about. There are lots of different answers to that, but the core of the story — it’s about the friendship between these two guys.* Friendship, swearing, and alcohol. It’s at least remotely possible this book is not YA. * Just so we’re clear. The two guys […]
Me: There are three ideas that came together to call this book into being — Rick: Alcohol, wizards and explosions? Me: (laughing) No… This book is based around three things. The thing with the magic and the alcohol. The thing with the pirates. And this friendship. I’ve mentioned the magic (although I haven’t explained about […]
I am having a day of productiveness. I think. I think because today has sort of been about lining up dominos. When I knock them down we’ll see if I was building pretty patterns or chaos. But I think when they fall I’ll have the next one/two/three chapters of wizards sorted. I was supposed to […]
So just in case that whole Mayan-calendar-ending thing really does herald the end of the world, or, you know, if you want to be prepared for your everyday kind of apocalypse, these guys have put together an end-of-the-world survival kit. Crafted and designed in Mexico, in the most cheerful of colours. End of the world […]
I spent yesterday flummoxing Apple geeks*. Which is a bit of fun. I recommend it if you’ve got an afternoon free and a way for taking your computers off the deep end. I told them what was going on and they were following along right up until I said, And then it said the hard […]
I think that if you’re sick on a weekend you should get a pass and be allowed an extra weekend day. Also, I think there should be a way so that my job properly includes sick days instead of them just being the-book-will-now-take-this-much-longer-to-finish days. Although sometimes I still do write when I’m sick. Sometimes it’s […]
Arkem: Is Pan doing better after the transplant? Me: He is feeling so much better. At least I think he is. Right now he thinks he’s Bob. But we’re working on that. Arkem: We’re all a little groggy after surgery. Me: Yeah, hopefully he will be fine by tonight. Or tomorrow anyway. Which will be […]