Monthly Archives: March 2010
Watched a wannabe author explode hissef today, yea I did.
He emailed a mouthful of abuse to several members of staff of an independent bookstore, and cc’d it to a whole bunch of other folk. Carrying on coz they wouldn’t stock his self-published tome.
What have I said before about being professional? About respecting the business decisions of others? About not burning bridges? Maintaining
While the rest of today is being difficult (‘Gravity nothing, this planet sucks!’), some good writing things are happening.
I just got the proof from the lovely Tehani at FableCroft Publishing for my contribution to the Worlds Next Door anthology, Genevieve and the Dragon. And yes, I have taken myself off to a corner of the office to snoopy dance and
#1: if you’ve got a headache, no amount of positive thinking will make it go away.
#2: staring at a screen will most likely make said headache worse.
#3: ideas that may occur to you when you’re caught between a drugged sleep and a blinding headache will either be (a) crap or (b) really good, but completely beyond recall.
#4: you are grateful
On the upside, just receieved the Afterword for Sourdough & Other Stories from Jeff VanderMeer, which is bookending the Introduction by Robert Shearman. Feeling very humble and grateful.
… so, I was sitting around last night after I’d finally finished tidying up the Afterword for The Girl with No Hands & Other Tales, doing what I usually do which is thinking I’m not doing enough as a writer.
Then the reasonable part of me appeared (she makes occasional cameos) and took stock. She said “Errr, have a think about what you’ve got for
… or not … I find Big Bang Theory helps with most things … http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5oc-70Fby4
Lots of people (including many schoolchildren) ask me what I do when a story stops working, or just stops – stops feeding itself through my