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The WWIDS Principle

August 31, 2011 by


I wrote about seven thousand words yesterday. Which is… moderately insane, but not in any way I want to argue about. My brain just switched on and said write. And I took the opportunity as offered. I don’t argue when the words come. I just crank the volume and hold the laptop close while it […]

Drinking, Flirting and Machiavellian Pizza

August 30, 2011 by


I was going to tell you all about what I did today, but then I realised I’d already had that conversation. It went like this: <insert here clever and fiendish scheming that makes me look smarter than I am> Arkem: Dastardly 🙂 Me: Well, I am writing about Machiavelli again. It’s catching. Arkem: Machiavelli was […]

Bibliotek: Chapter Three.Three

August 29, 2011 by


<— Previous ~~~~~ “How do you know, Man’?” Graham figured looking at the little guy was the thing to do: the other two men had turned to him. “Because they’ve logged in to the damn club under one of my own pseudonyms!” He turned his mobile around for them all to see. There was no […]

Cleverly Disguised As Daleks

August 29, 2011 by


Yesterday was Doctor Who day (a.k.a. the day the new season comes back on the air) and I had to tiptoe around the internet to avoid getting any of the fangasm it was having on me *ahem* I mean, to avoid getting spoilered. I love that I know people in the internet world who get […]

Listen to the Voices

August 27, 2011 by


Me: Don’t listen to the voices. You know how that turns out. Arkem: Cake and parties? Me: No. That’s where blood in backstories comes from. Arkem: Oh. This is good advice. I give excellent advice. Like, Don’t and Panic. In the correct circumstances you should totally follow those. Same with the thing about the voices. […]

You Should All Love This Right Now

August 26, 2011 by


Jared: Ok next question – what’s the current Squid House phone number? Me: Oh god. I started to type it and then I forgot. 9### ####? maybe? Jared: lol Me: No! It’s an 8. 9###### (I looked it up in my phone) Jared: Um. That’s 7 numbers. Me: DAMMIT. Jared: Oh, 9### ####? Me: Yes. […]

Review: Cyberbooks

August 25, 2011 by


You know that ‘oh shit…’ moment you get when you think you’ve been wasting your time for the past year? Yeah, that’s what I got when I bumped into Ben Bova’s Cyberbooks in a secondhand store not long ago. The worst of it was, I couldn’t say that I hadn’t heard of it before, I’d […]

Delusions of Godhood

August 25, 2011 by


My brain is a little delinquent at the moment cause I’ve been doing that writing-from-breakfast-to-bedtime thing again this week. And I’ve developed this really fun headache, so maybe I should stop. On the other hand, yesterday I think the writing was at least in part avoiding the headache. For some reason when I’m lost in […]

Death, Mayhem and Family Pets

August 24, 2011 by


This whole naming-the-characters in Wizards is turning out entirely weird. It’s not normally this hard. Generally my characters just tell me what their names are. Or jump up and down and point when I look at a list of names. In this case… I don’t know, maybe they’ve forgotten their own names cause they’re drunk. […]

She Also Remembers Things I Wrote When I Was Seven (We Do Not Speak of It)

August 23, 2011 by


So I’m feeling kind of okay about the structure at the moment, as opposed to ‘oh god, oh god, what did I do?’ so that’s good. I laid it out, wrote in the bits in the gaps, and finally have something that I feel like I can show someone without killing myself. And it’s about […]