Browsing All Posts published on »January, 2012«

It’s Not That I Want to Eat Your Brains, I Just Want to Be Inside Your Head

January 17, 2012 by


I have this problem. I’m a little too fond of people’s brains. Not in zombie way, in a… I want to crawl inside their heads and rummage around sort of way. (I was going to reassure you that I didn’t mean you, I meant my characters, but you know what? If I could I’d go […]

I Am a Drinker with Writing Problems

January 16, 2012 by


Whenever I post something on WordPress lately it tosses a quote at me along with a remark about how it thinks I’m doing, how long the post was and some pointed comments about how it would really like to be linked to every social networking site ever. I assume it does this to everyone, that […]

My Brilliance, Let Me Show You It

January 13, 2012 by


I am lying on the floor, staring up at the ceiling, thinking about things. Deep important things. (And only a little bit about alcohol and explosions.) I just figured out that in the two weeks I took off over the new year I accidentally wrote fifteen thousand words of various things. Which makes me feel […]

Ethics for Heroes 101

January 12, 2012 by


I typed ‘illegal’ into the search bar on my computer this morning, and the first result was my Wizards project. I’m wondering if this is Pan making some sort of judgement. Oddly it’s also the top result if you search for ‘hero’ as well, despite that being the file name of the Path project.* This […]

Planning a Heist (Why Talking to Convicts Might Be A Better Plan)

January 11, 2012 by


So I’m planning a heist. Or at least, I think I am. And no, this isn’t a confession regarding my criminal tendencies. This is just… I think Wizards has a heist in it. So heist. Which means heist research. Which means — okay, lots of reading stuff (and wishing woefully that there was a straightforward […]

Less Action HERO, More Action Hello-Did-I-Set-That-On-Fire?

January 10, 2012 by


When I started writing Wizards I spent some time trying to figure out what sort of genre it fit into. I mean, okay, it’s science fiction, borderline fantasy but I needed to know more specifically than that. Because — wizards, okay? But we’re not talking epic fantasy wizards. There’s no great quest or universal do-what […]

I Might Have Accidentally Sold My Soul, But That Doesn’t Mean There’s No Room to Negotiate

January 9, 2012 by


It is like the ninth day of the year and I am already behind. This is ridiculous. (Certain people have said that in fact I am ridiculous and that ‘behind’ is a word I have created to define my own ludicrous theories about where I should be. It’s not that I disagree per se. I […]

Watch the Sky

January 6, 2012 by


I spent yesterday rebuilding my laptop again. Which somehow means that I’m going to be working this weekend so that I’m ready to go back to work on Monday. There’s something wrong there… But while I’m banging my head against the wall, I offer you this video of gorgeousness because I’d much rather be staring […]

The Alphabet of the Ill-fated Lemmings

January 5, 2012 by


Brought to you by the letter ‘B’ because ‘B’ is for ‘BEAR’. The bear was not amused. The bear was AWESOME. Did you see the size of those claws? Okay, yes, I’m biased. Is it so wrong that I’m on the side of the guy who’s being rudely assaulted with a stick? That I watch this […]

Ladies and Feather-Sworded Pirates, I Give You — Gentlemen in Squalor

January 4, 2012 by


According to the official description, they’re exploring the cabaret gutter for delectation and illicit pleasure. All I can see is Dexter Fletcher doing Bugsy Malone all over again… There is no bad there. There is instead swing dancing, jazz and liquor. And Dexter Fletcher with the crazy hair.