archive for "July, 2012"
squirrel! 26th, July 2012
Before we start, I’d like to take a moment to address my agent and editor, should they happen upon this blog post: Hi, Jo and Kirsty. It’s great to see you here. I hope you’re both well. I grabbed a few spare minutes to write this blog post. Other than that all I do, really, is slam through my second draft with a gimlet focus and the speed of a charging rhino. I am neglecting my family and personal hygiene to achieve this, but IT’S [...]
for your consideration 13th, July 2012
My To-Be-Read (TBR) pile is so big that it’s not a pile at all, but several shelves in a downstairs bookcase. Here is part of it: This is what happens when your ability to read is outstripped by a compulsion to acquire. I sometimes fantasise about redressing the balance, taking a few months off writing to just read and drink tea. There may come a point where I will justify this to myself as essential to my work, and get on and do it. In the [...]
What follows is either a fascinating post about book classification, or a self-deluded account of high-level work avoidance strategies – take your pick. Either way, I have found My Adventures In Book Porn to be more exciting than bestselling women’s erotica. Which is probably a bad thing. Last weekend, I spent a pleasurable few hours rearranging my fiction and poetry books from their previous system (alphabetical by author’s last name). They are now arranged by colour, like this: I think this is very beautiful, so [...]