NaNoWriMo 2008

After much prevaricating I’ve arived on the eve of NaNoWriMo 2008 undecided about whether to take part or not. I made it to 24,000 words in 2006, then skipped 2007. But should I throw myself off the cliff and try again in 2008? There are many arguments for and against but after much consideration I’veContinue reading “NaNoWriMo 2008”

20,000th Anniversary

Congratulations reader number 20,000! Tonight you, whoever you are, have pushed this little blog past the 20,000 hit mark. Not much in the grand scheme of things, and probably less than a nanoseconds worth of Google traffic, but a giant leap (made in very small hops) for this little blog. Thank you all who haveContinue reading “20,000th Anniversary”

Murky Contents

The citents of Murky Depth #6 have been confirmed. Look out for this in December, featuring my story Horizon. Issue #6 cover art: Jason Beam Contents:- The Last Marriane Alan Frackleton [Art: James Fletcher] All I Want For Christmas Christian Carter-Stephenson [Mark Chilcott] Are You Lonesome Tonight Alan James Roll [Nancy Farmer] Between Hanson andContinue reading “Murky Contents”

Community is King

OK, so the stand out line from the Cory Doctorow interview I am currently transcribing is that ‘If content isn’t king, then community is’. Doctorow is a writer at the heart of a community of technologists, sci-fi fans, passionate readers and probably many other vectors. Its a community cross-section he shares with a writer likeContinue reading “Community is King”

A Little Space Between Things

I’ve take a little break from writing over the last few weeks. Not a break in writing itself, as I have still done a bit, but a break from making myself write. To paraphrase David Mamet, a writers life is 10% achievement and 90% guilt, but for the last few weeks I’ve taken my footContinue reading “A Little Space Between Things”