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Not Writing a Love Story

February 20, 2012 by


I feel like I’m accidentally writing a love story. I’m writing the story of these two guys meeting. And it’s going to be the beginning of an epic friendship. And that’s fine. That’s… dandy. But I’m at this point where they’re sort of beginning to trust each other for the first time. Where they realise […]

At 2230 Tonight I Will Suddenly Age By an Entire Year! Unless I Die Before Then

February 17, 2012 by


Except not today. Because today is my birthday. So today this…             (Artists rendering of possible activities. May be somewhat misleading in content. Also I am taller than that.)

That Awkward Moment When You Read a Sentence And it Doesn’t End the Way You Thought it Octopus

February 16, 2012 by


I’m beginning to get nervous about the length of Wizards. Not that it’s actually that long as of yet but… it’s like I’m drawing something and even though only a small section exists I can see the shape of what’s coming and… I’m afraid my theory of how much of the plot I am going […]

Just So We’re Clear, Seven Hours of Sleep in Two Days is Not Enough

February 15, 2012 by


So according to Rick my newly developed sleeping patterns are an illustration of a Karnaugh map. An array of Yes, No and I don’t care leaving me with not enough sleep.* This is like the time Arkem convinced Shig to forge my signature on the internet by telling him it looked like math. For the […]

Nuke Them From Orbit. It’s the Only Way to Be Sure.

February 14, 2012 by


Me: I need to stop reading about serial killers. I’m starting to dream about them. Rick: And become one. Me: What? Rick: On your blog today… Me: No! That’s totally different. That wasn’t serial killing. That was… well, one at a time, in isolation, not one after another until they’re all dead. Not serial killing. […]

Don’t Try to Prove You’re Not Drunk

February 13, 2012 by


Last week I started running through and editing the first few chapters of Wizards. Just a little. Just to make sure where I started and what I think I’m writing are actually the same thing. So far the editing has mostly been me thinking, He needs to be more drunk. Which of course makes me […]

The Horrible Unreasoning Fear That THIS Would Happen

February 10, 2012 by


I have reached the rather odd point in my life where I now buy books rather than borrowing from somewhere to read first. I’m not sure why this is odd. Perhaps it’s not. Perhaps everyone does that. But I used to live with a book courier (a.k.a librarian-mother-who-would-bring-me-books) and spend a rather obscene amount of […]