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Balance is What Stops You Falling on Your Face, Right?

January 23, 2014 by


Okay, so this is embarrassing. One of the tabs I just finished dealing with. One of the ones that was open. Not re-opened from bookmarks or anything. One in my current ‘do something about this’ tab group. Was from 2 January 2013. Yes. When I said I hadn’t finished my admin stuff from the first […]

A Whole Different Kind of Panic

November 30, 2011 by


Me: I hope you don’t get bored. It is academic after all. And the intro, I think, is pretty dull. But… there are humorous chapter titles. Claire: Stop with the justifications woman, I haven’t even started it yet! Me: I have residual anxiety when it comes to my thesis. A thesis is a funny thing. […]

I’m Not Drunk, I Just Play Someone Who is On the Internet

October 25, 2011 by


Paul M said to me the other day that he rather wants one of those shirts that says, Please Do Not Ask Me About My Thesis because when they do he tends to start twitching and gibbering. Which I sympathise with. I remember with crystal clarity having my supervisor introduce me to a prominent theorist […]

I picked up a hatchet and…

July 25, 2011 by


So. Er. Some clarity. Or: A thing you ought to know (that may or may not make me appear more sane when babbling later on). If you know this already you can to skip this bit. Otherwise, this will function as a history lesson. I wrote The Path of the Monster as the creative component […]

The Next Thing

July 13, 2011 by


So, I want ‘the next thing’ to be finishing editing the second book, and writing the third one. And then maybe writing something else entirely. Maybe something science fiction that I’ve been dreaming about (yes, literally, dreaming). But instead, I’m being good. I’m doing research, I’m writing query letters, I’m sending my words into the […]