Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Land's End

I have received my copy of Land's End, and it's really pretty! It's a lot nicer than I had anticipated. Seeing my story in print is a real buzz.
I have been working on another couple of short stories that I hope to send off to places for publication soon. I think the more credits I have to my name, the easier it will be to attract the attention of a publisher/agent. Well, here's hoping, right?
Off to rehearsal now. Hope to write a proper post soon!

Friday, August 22, 2008

Olay works??

Just stopping by on my week off to give you a quick update.

Firstly, I haven't done as much writing as I should have done, but I have done some, which is good. I have finished chapter four (for now) and am now revising chapter five of Inter Vivos, and I have started a new short story, and I've been writing bits of dialogue for a new play. The best thing has been having the time to just ruminate on the world and see what comes from it. I know have a map of my world in Inter Vivos, for example, which I drew whilst I was on hold for British Gas.

Right, secondly, being at home in the daytime is boring. I had really bad cabin fever on Wednesday. I honestly don't know how housewives, etc stay at home all day. The most exciting thing that has happened (writing aside) is that I managed to save my line-drying washing from a sudden outburst of rain.

Oh, and I think my Olay face cream is finally working. The wrinkle on my forehead is looking decidedly smaller. Whoop!

Monday, August 11, 2008

Don't Disappoint the Fandom!

I have been following the backlash against Stephanie Meyer's new book Breaking Dawn recently with great interest. Only a week ago she was being hailed as the next JK Rowling, and then the book is released, to much hype, and the fans hated it, so much so that they started returning the book to bookshops (rather than burning them, which was originally suggested) so that Ms Meyer won't receive any royalty monies. Harsh. Just goes to show that you shouldn't break the golden rules and mess with your own Universe's internal consistancy. For example, one of the main gripes seems to be the new development that a vampire, which previously had no body fluids, no tears, etc, suddenly has functioning sperm.

A news article about the backlash and book-returning campaign can be found here:

Just a few samples of the fan backlash (and disappointment) can be found here:;_ylt=ArATgff2C68QC1e8F08rAYXwBwx.;_ylv=3?qid=20080810153118AA7q4RS and

Friday, August 08, 2008

Madness and the Move

I am still totally stressed due to moving house - all of my belonging are all over the place, scattered on the floor, in big piles, buried under loads of Alex's stuff. I'm starting to feel smothered myself - I'm close to going completely mad. Will be glad when everything is sorted out. There's something comforting about tidiness; neat lines and everything in its proper place. In this age of labelling, that either means I'm Obsessive Compulsive or Anal Retentive, I don't know which is worse.
Due to the move, I haven't been writing as I should, but I have been reading more (as a result of feeling physically homeless right now, I figure, you're always at home with a good book). I've finished And Then We Came To The End, which I really enjoyed, and have now moved on to try to finish The Book of Lost Things, which again, is better than I first thought.
I'm just so tired, and am working this weekend too. Urgh, no rest for the not really wicked then.