Browsing All Posts published on »March, 2013«

The Violent Ecstasy of the End Point

March 28, 2013 by


I am going through the end of the book so fast it’s a little disturbing. Partly because holding it all my head is starting to make me feel like I’ve got a zoetrope in there, but also because I’m so focused on it I’m not really connecting properly with the real world. Like, okay — […]

Writing. All Other Things in Flux.

March 26, 2013 by


I am this* close to finishing the first draft of Wizards. Which means I am writing at speed and to the exclusion of most other things, like sleeping, eating and interacting with other human beings. Rick: How’s it going? Me: Am awake. Writing. All other things in flux. Come to think of it, even consciousness […]

You Will Hear Thunder

March 25, 2013 by


You will hear thunder and remember me, And think: she wanted storms. The rim Of the sky will be the colour of hard crimson, And your heart, as it was then, will be on fire. That day in Moscow, it will all come true, when, for the last time, I take my leave, And hasten […]

Music to Soothe the Savage Wossname

March 21, 2013 by


In recent times (and not so recent times, let’s be honest) I have been asked (repeatedly because I keep forgetting to do it) to post about my writing playlists. Or possibly to simply post my playlists. One of those. This is me capitulating. (In two-part harmony… okay, not really.) So I figured what I’d do […]

half psychotic sick hypnotic got my blueprint electronic

March 19, 2013 by


Okay, so iTunes home sharing. It’s this neat function where two people on a network (like, say, if you live in the same house) can share their music with each other. You can play your honey’s or your sister’s playlists. It’s neat. But the thing is — people forget to turn it off. So if, […]

I Now Have Aladdin’s “Beeee Yourself” Stuck in My Head

March 18, 2013 by



Much Ado About Nothing

March 15, 2013 by


For those of you who haven’t seen it yet, Joss Whedon’s Much Ado About Nothing:

The House Always Wins. Especially if the House is in Alaska?

March 14, 2013 by


So I have this card game on my phone. It’s called Alaska. It’s not overly complicated but I’ve become strangely fascinated with it. It’s not really the game itself, so much as this particular iteration of it. Most electronic card games seem to be a little skewed. They like to make you feel like you’ve […]

This is My Writing Tip for the Week: Jello Shots

March 12, 2013 by


So I broke through the tricky transition part of the book last week. (Yay!) (And also, finally. Sucker took me a week to get right.) Which means that I am now on the sprint to the finish line. The part where I can see everything between here and the end and I just have to […]

Why There is No Point Trying to Be Responsible

March 11, 2013 by