Monthly Archives: October 2012

Archery Class 6: The Certified Edition.

OK, let’s just cut to the chase. No fannying around tonight. This is what I came for: I can’t make the picture any bigger than that. Three weeks and six sessions. And I was really weird tonight. I kept feeling … Continue reading

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Filed Under: Where to buy all the wrongest things.

This is going to send my search terms crazy. I have a little box on the page that tells me how nobody reads this blog that tells me what search terms bring unfortunate souls to this place of… archery and … Continue reading

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Filed under: Thanks, Internet, I cannot unsee that.

Since the weekend, the only place I’ve really wanted to be is on the line. The range at our club is surrounded by poplars, allotments behind, and planes from the nearby airfield overhead. Yes, it is about the scariest combination … Continue reading

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Review: The Passage by Justin Cronin.

Oh god this is a long book. I did a preliminary review for Friday Reads because I thought this might take aaaaaages and I’d still be here this time next year talking about how I was reading The Passage. 960-odd … Continue reading

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The Dust Room.

Manny: Wow… there’s a lot of dust in there, isn’t there? Me: That’s my Dust Room. Manny: Your what? Me: My Dust Room. It’s where I keep my dust, just in case I run out in the rest of the … Continue reading

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Single cats…

The archery club has two cats. We ended up having a conversation about cats. Archery student: “We had a cat for a while when we lived behind H- Hospital. It came in one day and settled with it. We thought … Continue reading

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Archery class 5: The outdoors edition.

Right. In the spirit of adventure and investigation, I decided I’d try an experiment. I’d get a different bus to archery class. I know. Felix Baumgartner eat your heart out. A different bus, y’all. Because I’m HARDCORE. It turns out … Continue reading

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And another chapter by chapter plan is finished…

It feels almost like the last chapter by chapter was the whole draft of the book, an imaginary second draft that won’t ever be written. That the draft I’ll be writing in November will, in fact, be the definitive third … Continue reading

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Friday Reads: The Passage by Justin Cronin

OK, I have to admit I’m writing this after reading only 170-odd pages, but this book is a monolith, at 959 pages (not including all the bonus material that comes with the Waterstones special edition). I’ve got to start somewhere. … Continue reading

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Are you starting your book in the wrong place?

Something about choosing titles more likely to get me hits make me skeevy, but I can’t find another way to title this. I’ve been thinking about the first line of Empire of Dirt, where the book starts. Things have been … Continue reading

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