Lagavulin nights. That means I’ll be drinking one of four, or all four, Lagavulin’s in my Whisky collection. That being said, this Phase one edit isn’t going great guns at the moment. Frankly it’s the first time I’ve done it. Yep, never before have I taken a book this far. My previous book was so […]
It’s like running 27 mental marathons back to back. At the start you can’t see an end to it all. It moves slow and consumes a lot of your free time. And you never seem to see progress. It’s just a never ending journey of black and white on a paper road to nowhere. Fuck […]
Now that I’m no longer using my 5 year old MacBook Pro I have no excuses not to write, or in my current case, edit. So yeah, I’m back at it and having some time away has improved my capacity for seeing shit… like the opening chapter of September rain… That reminds me, I need […]
‘Desktop computer to laptop isn’t, and will never be, a big deal, lots of people have done it and benefitted from the added mobility, not being chained to a single location. Now what about the leap for laptop to tablet, putting all your computer needs to something commonly referred to as a “device” and not […]
So I’m looking to replace my laptop with this This not only means updating my blog here (when I get around to doing so) but writing in general. I have Pages to write with and Scrivener (once I figure out how to get my shot onto this iPad) but it’s the glass “virtual” keyboard that […]
DUN DUN DUUUN!
I have to admit, I don’t like the phrase.
I have to point out at this point, some writers don’t get “writers block”. These I suspect are people who have been writing for a long time and didn’t just decide one day while working in their Orwellian cubical, where if you even think, ‘I hate my job’ the thought police will drag you away to room 101. And if you return you’ll not only be a studious worker but you’ll be on the fast track to management. Good for you.
It’s hard to come by when you have no support structure at home. When you spend hours on end sitting in front of you computer procrastinating over the smallest sentence because it doesn’t feel just right and every one else thinks you’re just sitting that, wasting time on social media, as if that’s the only reason to sit and use a computer these days.
A few days ago I cracked my knuckles and started editing… Again. Yes I know I know that i’ve been editing this damn book for an age but I got distracted by life, and unemployment, and a new job, kinda, and time just seemed to get away from me and I left the book by […]
I woke up around 07:30. Not for any reason I would deem necessary, I just did. Eyes opened, wide awake, couldn’t go back to sleep. Annoying but that’s okay, because today, i’ma finish my dang book. I stayed in bed till 9 anyway. “Fucking. YAY!” I go out of bed, showered then dressed, reluctantly, set […]
Magic Potion is the fourth studio album by American rock duo the Black Keys. It was released in 2006 and was their first record released on Nonesuch Records, the band’s current label. This album marks the first time they wrote and composed entirely original material, unlike on previous albums and EPs. Like the group’s first […]