Browsing All Posts published on »January, 2013«

How to Cure a Cold if You’re a Writer

January 30, 2013 by


My dialogue has been uncharacteristically violent today. My cold is making me frustrated. But at least it’s not stopping me working. I’m not sure where my head’s at exactly but I’m writing. I guess I’ll just have to look at this stuff on a clear day and make sure I’m making sense. I did have […]

Finishing the First Draft

January 25, 2013 by


Me: It’s the second day in a row I’ve only been able to squeeze a couple of good writing hours around ow ow my head ow ow. It’s pretty fucking annoying. Rick: Snorts. Me: Are you laughing at me? Rick: You don’t swear often. Me: Well it’s really unfortunate. I’m getting pretty close to finished […]

Retired: Extremely Dangerous (Take Two)

January 22, 2013 by


As I understand it, this one isn’t so much based on the Warren Ellis’ graphic novel as made up out of whole cloth, but the trailer looks entertaining…  

Does This Mean Pre-Adolescents Are Melodramatic?

January 17, 2013 by


There’s a… well, I’m going with thing rather than ‘problem’ that arises in my plan rewrite Path. As it stands the first book moves very slowly, which is a product of the fact that when I was writing it I didn’t know what I was doing. I didn’t know my story, I hadn’t had any […]

Head —> Wall, Repeat.

January 15, 2013 by


So lately I’ve been suffering from this urge to rewrite Path. I mean, really, I’ve been thinking about it on and off since last August when I met Lovely Agent Jen and talked with her about the book. Partly this is because I always find talking things out with a new person to be a […]

Back to Work or Why You Shouldn’t Leave in the Middle of an Explosion

January 10, 2013 by


I thought picking up again after the holidays would be really straight forward. I had the next scene totally laid out for me. Half of it’s already written, I just need to string it together. But. I kind of stopped for the holidays in the middle of a fight. And I’m coming back to it […]

I Didn’t JUMP to Conclusions, I Took a Tiny Step and There Conclusions Were

January 8, 2013 by


Tuesday is the perfect, most excellent day of the week. Mostly because it’s the first time I get to write since before Christmas. When I went on holidays I decided that the first week back would be Arbitrary Admin Week (or Aaw as Rick has been referring to it). This worked remarkably well at stopping […]

Art = Music and… Trees?

January 4, 2013 by


Etc here.  

Meanwhile Back at the Ranch — There Was a Tap on the Window. Which, When You Think About It, Is a Funny Place to Put a Tap…

January 2, 2013 by